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GFAB Architects | Istana Phuket

Concept & Competition GFAB Architects | Istana Phuket

When the now iconic Istana Phuket luxury real estate development was launched overlooking the pristine Naithon Beach in Phuket, Thailand, we coined the phrase ‘FOO – Feeling of Opulence’. This expression sums up the obsessive attention to detail and the standard of excellence Prism Estates – the developer of Istana Phuket – insisted upon during the construction of Istana’s 19 uniquely designed architectural masterpieces.

GFAB Architects | Istana PhuketThis feeling of opulence is the guiding principle Prism Estates has applied to every facet when creating this fabulous lifestyle development in Phuket, Thailand. Its individually designed palatial residences have been created by the world-renowned architect, Gary Fell, and offer sophisticated, timeless architecture based on intelligent bespoke design, ultimate quality and environmental harmony. Prominently located on the Naithon Beach hillside on the northwest coast of the island, the 24-acre Istana estate is only a 10-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and 40 minutes from the shopping, dining and nightlife scene of Patong.

GFAB Architects | Istana PhuketPrism’s initial vision for Istana Phuket started with the purchase of a 24-acre parcel of land covered in old-growth trees with panoramic sea views overlooking amazing Naithon Beach, Thailand. The vision continued with the creation of 19 huge plots ranging from 1,324m² to 3,527m², taking full advantage of the land’s natural topography to maximise sea views and guarantee total privacy and abundant living spaces. The Istana Phuket vision became even clearer with the selection of world renowned architect Gary Fell who immediately understood our wish to create Asia’s most exclusive villa development – one that doesn’t just stand out because of its architecture and interior design, but one that is distinctive in the way it is organically integrated into the natural landscape.

GFAB Architects | Istana Phuket“The villas encourage outdoor living in harmony with the natural setting”, say Gary. “They respect the environment, but are strong, beautiful pieces of architecture whose character will hold value and interest in the future.” Each of the 19 villas is a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece strategically nestled on large land plots ranging from 1,550m² to 3,527m². Featuring uninterrupted Andaman Sea views, every Istana villa is unique and special in its own way. However, Prism have followed a consistent design tenet to ensure the flow of the property is seamless by using two basic sizes of villa: Our 4-bedroom, 1000m² villa with 1600m² land plot; and, our 5-6 bedroom, 1500m² villa with 3200m² land plot.

Istana Phuket follows exacting international (UK and Australia) building standards to ensure we are offering you a home that matches the quality of any other luxury home in the world. From the foundations to the light switches, all facets of Istana Phuket meet this superlative standard. Examples of some of the exceptional villa features are the custom Italian made Poliform kitchens and Varenna cabinetry, Lutron Home Automation Systems, huge commercial kitchen areas that can cater for parties of up to a 100 guests, Antonio Lupi bathrooms and travertine marble mined especially for Istana in Southern Italy.

Location: Naithon Beach, Thailand
Architect: GFAB Architects 
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