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Luxury Living: Homes in Asia

Now that you've stocked up on treasures from Asian Art Week in New York, perhaps you'll be wanting a new home for them? Here are 5 gorgeous homes in Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand to consider — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

Built in harmony with the sea, Galleria Costa is an 8.5-acre oceanfront estate facing Sagami Bay on the Manazuru Peninsula, an hour and a half from Tokyo. The multi-level contemporary residence features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the dramatic sea views. Magnificent vistas of Sagami Bay are the focal point of the palatial living and dining room, while the outdoor pool and Rotenburo open-air hot spring baths offer infinity views of sea and sky. Furthering the relaxed ambience are mist and stone saunas, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, gym, home theatre and tennis court.

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  • Villa Mae Rim
    Mae Rim, Thailand
    ฿350,000,000/approx. US$11 million

Featured in Architectural Digest in 2007 and designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley, Villa Mae Rim is a stunningly beautiful Thai-style luxury home located 30 minutes from Chiang Mai international airport in Thailand. The gated villa was designed around the historic royal Lanna concept of seven pavilions and built to the highest standards. Four acres of tropical grounds with rippling streams and water gardens offer breathtaking views of the mountains. The property is just 20 minutes from the city centre.

Contemporary design and traditional Japanese architecture merge at this luxury villa in Atami, Japan. Aptly named Umito Morito Kaze, Japanese for ‘sea, forest, and wind’, the property overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Hatsushima Island from its idyllic forested setting on the Izu Peninsula. The region is famous for its hot springs, and the villa comes with its own hot and cold spring baths. The residence is also ideal for grand-scale entertaining and includes four bedrooms, an open-plan living and dining room facing the sea, an ultra-modern kitchen, and a deck with fire pit. 

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Villa Sila Varee is a five-bedroom holiday villa in the exclusive Santikhiri Estate on the southwest coast of Samui Island, Thailand. Renowned for its pristine landscape of rivers, forests and coconut plantations, this area of the island has been transformed in recent years to Samui’s go-to spot for luxury and privacy. Completed in 2011, Villa Sila Varee was created to integrate Samui’s dense tropical forests and panoramic views with 21st-century Southeast Asian island style.

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  • Shouson Peak
    Shouson Hill, Hong Kong
    HK$488,000,000/approx. US$62 million

This contemporary townhouse is in the sought-after Shouson Hill enclave of Hong Kong. The three-story home features sleek, stylish interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame spectacular vistas of the city and the mountains. The appointments include five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, an elevator, swimming pool, underground garage, and rooftop terrace from which to take in the spectacular views.