Chiang Mai, Thailand
5 baths, 3 half baths
6,350 sq. ft.
Pedigree: Bangkok-based architect and designer Bill Bensley created this 2008 compound, which comprises seven pavilions erected around a courtyard pool. Crowned with steeply pitched roofs, the buildings incorporate local vernacular styles and feature woodwork of reclaimed golden teak. The furnishings (among them Asian artifacts and custom-made case goods) come with the residence.
Property Values: Three gazebos, lush gardens, and a pond bridged by walkways distinguish the four-acre plot, set in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Talking Point: Uncovered paths between rooms require indoor/outdoor living—even during the rainy season.