Koh Chang, given a long-standing absence of high-end residential property, has thus far been overlooked for inclusion in family property portfolios. This home, the first of its kind on the island, offers a new opportunity for escape from urban life as well as the more heavily frequented coastal and mountain destinations. Hidden from view far back in a silent valley amidst ancient durian trees and soaring mountains, the house is perched high on a promontory overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. On clear days, which are the norm, your gaze is met by close-in capes and bays as well as distant purple-tinged mountain ranges and the twinkling lights of far away fishing villages.Armhurst is a 5 bedroom, 4 and a half bath, 700 square meter family home set alone on a 7 rai (3 acre) parcel of Chanote Title land. The plot directly borders Koh Chang's lush national parklands across its back boundary yet is easily accessed by paved roads and more than two hundred meters of private driveways. There are no neighbors; you will perceive no audible noise from the endeavors of man.The beauty of the jungle melds effortlessly with professionally designed gardens to include a fruit orchard, rubber tree grove, expansive grassy lawns, towering rock formations, a flower garden and dozens of species of ornamental trees.The front of the home embraces a portico with arched columns and beautiful natural sandstone pool decks surrounding a split level swimming pool. Inside, the soaring ceilings and intelligently flowing floor plan provide her occupants with expansive spaces for relaxed living. Oversized windows throughout bring an abundance of natural light and sprawling sea and jungle views into the home as if it were a gallery for viewing nature. Designed with livability in mind, the home boasts five extravagantly large bedrooms with spacious ensuite baths and walk-in closets. One master suite downstairs occupies the back of the house, providing a private refuge for guests. The bright and open kitchen creates a central gathering place around a very large seating island, accommodating six to eight for informal dining. A separate and more formal dining room with ample seating area for fourteen is unveiled by double paneled doors. After dinner, guests can move out through folding wooden doors and enjoy the night air in a covered outdoor seating area with views of surrounding mountains and the Gulf. A bookcase-lined study provides an elegant yet relaxed venue for interacting or quiet reading, and a more formal living room is accessed through glass paneled double doors. A wide central staircase with custom wood and steel railing takes you up Mahogany steps to an enormous second floor living room and the additional four bedroom suites. Materials selected were done so with beauty and longevity in mind. All windows were fashioned from solid Mahogany by master carpenters in Chiang Mai. The solid hardwood tongue and groove flooring throughout gives the feeling of bringing the living jungle inside and underfoot. The grounds, with their park-like feel, promise to age well in the fullness of time as over a hundred ornamental trees and scores of exotic plants reach toward their maturity. Armhurst is a truly rare and precious family estate on an island where a fortunate few will encounter far fewer of life's disturbances and distractions.