Located at the tip of the Yamu Peninsula in Phuket, Thailand, this massive beachfront villa is a collaboration between French design ace Philippe Starck and luxury hotel specialist Jean-Michel Gathy. Blending contemporary and traditional Thai touches, the four-level house contains eight bedrooms, all with unobstructed views of the sparkling Phang Nga Bay. The 43,056-square-foot property sits on three acres and is practically a resort in itself. In addition to an 80-foot infinity pool, the home comes equipped with a spa room, gym and yoga area, game room, boathouse, and a golf practice green. The home has been on the rental market for anywhere from $2,050 to $5,500 a night, though it's also listed for sale at $22.5M, though the WSJ reports the owner is entertaining any offers over $20M.
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