This home owner designed himself a very open house on the side of a hill

This home in Koh Samui, Thailand, opens up to the outdoors for true indoor/outdoor living.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

 

We usually see houses that architects have designed for other people, but occasionally we get to see homes that people design for themselves. Here’s a home, designed by Marc Gerritsen , that he designed for himself in Koh Samui, Thailand.

 

This home in Koh Samui, Thailand, opens up to the outdoors for true indoor/outdoor living.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

Marc wanted a home that he could escape to that would be in a quiet area and have a fantastic view.


Outdoor concrete stairs lead you between the different levels of this home.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

Although originally planned as a house with three floors, the finished house ended up being a total of five floors.


This home has a covered outdoor area with a hanging sofa.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

Throughout the home, concrete, wood, steel and glass all feature heavily, and there are no embellishments, allowing for an uncluttered space.

On the main living level of the home, a swimming pool with an outdoor deck is right off the living room and kitchen.


This home in Thailand has a swimming pool located right off the main living area.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

Part of Marc’s dream was to have an open plan living room, with doors that can totally slide away, which looks out at the pool and the ocean.


This home opens up to have amazing views of trees and ocean.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

The main living space has the living room at one end, the dining area in the middle and the kitchen at the other end.


A large wood dining table with red chairs is central to the open plan living space of this Thai home.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

All of the furniture in the home has been designed by Marc specifically for the space.


Pops of red brighten up the interior of this home.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

In the kitchen there’s no overhead cupboards or tall fridge, keeping the space simple.


In this kitchen there's no overhead cupboards or tall fridge, keeping the space simple, and bottles have been transformed into pendant lights.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

On another level are two bedrooms, both with large sliding glass doors.


A long balcony provides access to the bedrooms of this home.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

The large sliding glass doors open to allow the air to flow through the bedroom and bathroom.


The large sliding glass doors open to allow the air to flow through this bedroom and bathroom.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

Right next door is another bathroom and bedroom in a mirrored layout.


These two bathrooms are a mirror of each other.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

Here’s a look at the second bedroom on the opposite side of the wall.


The walls in this bedroom and bathroom open to the outdoors.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

At the top of the house is a penthouse bedroom suite, that has its own outdoor bathroom pavilion.


At the top of this house is a penthouse bedroom suite, that has its own outdoor bathroom pavilion.

Photography by Marc Gerritsen

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