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|Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:48 pm Post subject: Vantage conquers the world: Heavenly luxury in Phuket
Heavenly luxury in Phuket, Thailand
Spectacular cliffs, a sheltered bay, sumptuous tropical greenery, unparalleled view of the ocean, crystal clear water, colourful fish and coral reefs. Paradise does exist. Its name is Cape Sol and it lies in an area of unspoilt nature on the west coast of Phuket in Thailand. 15 unique villas are tucked away in this exclusive gated community. Privacy assured.
Nature and luxury, hand in hand
In one of these villas, Villa Amanzi, the architect has been highly creative with the natural surroundings. A contemporary villa has been constructed against a huge granite rock that is virtually a part of it. Vantage too has contributed to the luxurious atmosphere of this home.
Unlimited possibilities, user-friendliness and energy-saving features were key reasons why the owner chose Vantage. Lighting, audio/video, sun blinds, air conditioning, ceiling fans, security camerasâ€¦ Virtually everything is integrated, inside and outside. From living room to dining room, the bedrooms, bathrooms, wine cellar, recreation room, garage to the terrace, garden and gates. With lots of attention paid to detail: for example, in all communal rooms, Vantage takes care of the music, even underwater in the swimming pool.
The striking, open structure of the living room â€“with 18m long sliding glass doors- produces a pleasant flow of air, which means that air conditioning is usually unnecessary, despite the tropical heat. Smart programmes focus even more on saving energy. Venetian blinds, sun blinds and air conditioning are activated by timers for maximum saving. The air conditioning, with standard setting at 24Â°C, shuts off automatically in the bedrooms at 9 a.m. and is fully switched off when everyone is away.
Easy to operate
In a luxury home like this, those who reside there can be the owners, friends, family members or perhaps tenants. Thatâ€™s why the programs and screen layouts are simple and intuitive, which makes them easy to use for everyone. In addition, 3 different programs are provided: â€œenergy-savingâ€, â€œguestsâ€ and â€œownerâ€; for each program, the timers and operating buttons are set differently and the keypads are programmed accordingly.
A few examples? â€œenergy-savingâ€ assumes that only the household staff is present. So decorative elements are never illuminated, the lighting remains at the bare minimum and the air conditioning is switched off.
Switch over to â€œguestsâ€? Evenings, the home is beautifully illuminated. And as guest, you donâ€™t have to know how to switch on the lights at dusk because a timer does it for you.
In the â€œownerâ€ program, the home is not bathed in light unless you press the â€œpartyâ€ button. Have the children set the air conditioning temperature in their room too low? At the customerâ€™s request, it is reset to 24Â° C every five minutes.
They will soon stop trying to make their room cooler. Every detail shows the great amount of thought that Vantage has put into this project.
The perfect mix of sophisticated technology, modern design and natural beauty make this luxurious location a real paradise.
-Venetian blinds and sun blinds
With special thanks to AVC Engineering
Villa Amanzi in all its exotic splendour