The vast open-sided and open-plan living areas that spread across the garden levels of the two pavilions form the social hubs of Villa Kinaree Estate. These are spectacular spaces for relaxing and entertaining, defined by soaring teakwood columns and skillfully divided into separate activity areas, with the swimming pools edging almost into the rooms. On one side, conversation is sure to flow with the configuration of oversized sofas arranged around huge coffee tables, set before bars with stools, drinks fridges and glass jars full of snacks. With an equally social focus, full-size billiard tables are centrally located. Opposite, comfortable sofas and armchairs are grouped around 52, 46 and 40 inch flat-screen satellite TVs and home entertainment systems.
The dining areas are equally generous. The Kinara side of the estate offers an enormous slab of teakwood fashioned into a statement dining table seating 20 people, with room to spare. A smaller, but equally attractive table is provided on the Kinaree side. Behind an island buffet of black granite, are guest kitchens, which are well equipped with American-style fridges, hobs, ovens, microwaves and an extensive collection of plates and utensils housed in handsome wooden cupboards. Doors from these areas lead to the ‘back of house’ section, with separate staff kitchen allowing for extra guest privacy whilst the resident chefs are preparing meals.
Villa Kinaree Estate offers a wide range of outdoor living areas in keeping with the same highly social space planning that define its interiors. The 12m and 14m swimming pools, with water-feature on the boundary walls and wide shallow steps leading towards the living areas, are the perfect spots to cool off, while ironwood decks with stylish sun loungers shaded by beautiful parasols provide ideal settings for alfresco siestas or refreshing sundowners.
The many terraces and decks at both levels of all three pavilions provide opportunities for private relaxation while enjoying views of the beautifully landscaped gardens, with an old Cambodia frangipani, a sacred Pohon Pile tree and Sawit date palms that have been specially imported from Java.