10 Ultra-luxe Homes in Asia to Buy This February

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Looking to ramp up your property portfolio in 2020? Now’s the time to invest in these stunning houses that double as both fail-safe investments and vacation homes. From Hong Kong to Bangkok, here are 10 ultra-luxe properties across Asia currently on the market.

Soi Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok, Thailand

This gorgeous residence (HK$25,053,517) measures 177 meters in height, boasting a birds-eye view of the Bangkok city skyline within a state-of-the-art building designed by acclaimed architecture firm Quintrix. The building comprises 45 floors, with floor-to-ceiling triple glazed glass windows and posh materials heightening the natural sunlight that floods through the residence. Interiors have been crafted with the finest materials sourced from around the world, from rich mahogany woods to exotic patterned carpets. The property includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 1 partial bath.

Dazhi Deluxe, Taipei, Taiwan

Located in central Taipei within close proximity to the river, this luxurious residence in the capital of Taiwan is notable for its modern architectural design by the talented duo Hsuyuan Kuo and Hueimei Huang. In addition to its prime location and beautiful design, the unit offers plenty of space, with ample light flooding into the property, and balcony overlooking the boulevard below. The building is currently configured as nine units, but is also available to convert into a stand-alone mansion. On the ground floor, the property invites guests to relax in an oasis away from the hectic pace of the city with an art-gallery lobby and secluded garden. The estate is also located in a well-regarded school district for families.

Galleria Costa, Japan

Located about an hour and a half from Tokyo in Kanagawa, this secluded hideaway covers 8.5 acres in a spacious ocean-facing residence complete with guesthouse. Look out on the stunning Manazuru Peninsula from the comforts of your palatial abode that effortlessly blends into the natural scenery. Inspired by the world’s ultra-luxe resorts, the residence features an outdoor pool and bathhouse featuring the ocean, a spacious deck to accommodate dinner parties, mist sauna, stona sauna, fitness room, jacuzzi, library and tennis court. The open-ceiling living and dining room is one of the best features of the home, looking out on the spectacular Sagami Bay.

477 Yongjia Road, Shanghai, China

This completely renovated 4th-floor apartment is located in Shanghai’s stylish French Concession neighbourhood, within close proximity to myriad restaurants, bars, shopping malls and entertainment centres. The chic apartment blends French architecture and Parisian charm with a bit of New York-style flair, and comes pre-furnished with plush furnishings and artwork. Highlights of the renovation include smooth dark herringbone floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a cosy balcony that looks onto a quaint Japanese garden flourishing on the ground level. For those looking for a pied-a-terre in Shanghai, this charming unit should do the trick.

The River, Bangkok, Thailand

Complete in 2012, this luxury riverfront resort (HK$38,839,132) takes after ultra-luxe hotel residences, with unrivalled sumptuous furnishings and views. Spacious and sophisticated, the 4-bedroom unit covers 546 square metres, complete with a high-ceilinged double volume living room and kitchen. Bathrooms and kitchen are outfitted with state-of-the-art fittings and appliances, while plenty of sunlights floods through the tall windows overlooking Bangkok’s skyline and meandering river below.

Jade Residence, Taipei, Taiwan

With views of Elephant Mountain and a 15-minute walk to Taipei 101, this glitzy residence (HK$50,479,382) combines the best of convenience to the bustling city centre and relaxation amongst breathtaking nature. Built with wood and bamboo, the beautiful exterior blends seamlessly into the hillside surrounds, complete with a sparkling infinity pool with sun loungers. A spacious living room accommodates guest parties, while the bedroom makes use of sumptuous materials and stylish design. The perfect residence for nature-lovers looking for a relaxing oasis to fuel creativity and energy.

Lady Hill Bungalow, Singapore

This architectural beauty is an elevated bungalow above lush greenery, with spacious living well-suited for families. A total of five bedrooms are all en-suite, while the residence is fitted with basement garage parks to fit up to 10 cars, a swimming pool, fully decked out theatre room and kitchen. The bungalow is situated within a few minutes’ walk to The Shangri La Hotel and a host of shopping and dining on Singapore’s main Orchard Road.

Pong Yang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Head up to the hills at this sprawling mountainside property (HK$10,872,482) set in the lush jungle of Pong Yang in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The secluded enclave features a total of three bedrooms and four bathrooms covering 265 square metres, while sitting atop 1,328 square metres of land. The distinctly modern abode features stylish furnishings and an elevated outdoor patio for outdoor entertaining. Double vanities and glass-walled bathtub can be found in the master bedroom, while the latter looks our directly on the verdant countryside.

Siam Royal View, Pattaya, Thailand

Completed just last year, this sparkling new property spares no expense in terms of offering the discerning homeowner anything they might possibly need in a luxe 21st-century home. Priced at HK$24,647,910, the property features the latest in entertainment, technology and security systems. A kitchen and dining area are outfitted in appliances from Smeg, while a wine storage cellar is ideal for avid wine collectors. Other highlights of the property include a cinema and relaxation area, living area with imported tile floors, pool table and tennis table, and automatic glass sliding doors to all floor levels. The master bedroom features sea views with a walk-in closet, double shower, wash basins, and extra high ceilings.

Four Seasons Hotel Residences, Kyoto, Japan

A picture of tranquility in the beautiful Kyoto, the local Four Seasons Hotel Residences Kyoto is a slice of heaven available for purchase. The unique collection of 57 stylishly outfitted residences blend old-world charm with all the modern creature comforts you could desire. In keeping with the local tradition, the design has been conceived to embrace ‘Kutsurgoi’, or the art of Japanese relaxation, with panoramic views looking out on a meditative Shakusuien pond garden and the beautiful Kiyomizu Temple. Potential homebuyers can also opt for a traditional tatami room, while all residences include access to the hotel’s dining outlets, facilities and 24-hour in-room dining services.

Leslie Yeh