Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Museum-Quality Historical Chiang Mai Resort

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The ultimate in traditional luxury living in a historical resort makes reference to a subtle and refined traditional architecture.

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Bensley Architects created this exclusive sanctuary of complete serenity in a subtle compound featured in Architectural Digest in the rustic natural beauty of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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Each pavilion recalls the grace of traditional Lanna style, built from reclaimed and recycled teak wood.
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The somnolent splendor of the grounds adds a bewitching presence, as if in a dream.
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The resort is set in four acres of verdant tropical gardens, rippling streams and water gardens.
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Teakwood floors and large area rugs ground the interior design, hearkening back to an era of grace and elegance.
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The resort is separated into seven main pavilions for ­living, dining, master bedroom suites, a studio and some private guest pavilions.
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Each pavilion is embellished with decorative doors and shutters that recall the ornate and intricate carvings of the Lanna era.
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The stunning setting is cradled on a handsome land plot of four acres, located in Chiang Mai in the foothills of the Himalayas.
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An artistic pathway that makes an ever-so-subtle reference to a dragon winds peacefully through the delightful garden.
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The landscape rich is with natural streams, boulders, and a diverse array of tropical flora and plant life, sculptures and lit pathways.
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The stillness of nature experienced directly is interwoven into a place conceived and designed to become a personal sanctuary.
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Overall, the accumulated effect of the enchanting grounds and the unique furnishings and the interplay of subtle colors and tones of the fabled pavillions create a mysterious space that seems to dream forever in the past.

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