DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT by one of the Kingdom’s leading property players!
Formed upwards of three and a half decades ago, Bangkok’s Q House Public Company are among the most prolific in the land having planned and executed stacks of quality real estate up and down the nation!
Not least their Casa brand of condominium; debuting in Chiang Mai with Casa Condo @ Chang Phueak followed by Casa Condo @ Suan Dok, the heavyweight developer’s latest collection of vertical residences in the Northern capital is Casa Condo @ CMU.
Unveiled in May 2014 and concepted as ’Modern Resort Living in Green Privacy’, Casa Condo @ CMU’s actually three condominium projects in one with each phase amounting to 67 units divided between a trio of four-storey buildings. So far, buildings 1 to 3 of Casa Condo @ CMU 1 and buildings 4 to 6 of Casa Condo @ CMU 2 are already move-in-ready with buildings 7 to 9 of Casa Condo @ CMU 3 looking to get off the ground next year.
An ideal LOCATION for scholars, hipsters or outdoorsy types!
As a whole occupying some four rai (two-thirds of a hectare), Casa Condo @ CMU lies off the south side of Suthep Alley at the western extremity of its namesake road; to be exact, the property’s secreted serenely down Soi 9 Choeng Doi which in the Northern Thai lingo means ‘lane 9 near the mountain’ – ne’er a truer description seeing as condos in Chiang Mai don’t get any closer to the scenic hilliness and year-round cooler air of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Why, the head of the popular Pilgrim’s/Monk’s hiking trail up through the forest to Wat Pha Lat and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temples can be made on foot from Casa Condo CMU in under a quarter of an hour!
Yet for all Casa Condo @ CMU’s delightfully secluded feel with nature right on the doorstep, it’s positioned within just as handy a reach of everyday amenities aplenty. Passing several cafés and restos en route, a mere 500 metres away is a tidily sized and always open 7-Eleven convenience store. And with the condo’s whereabouts in the decidedly local neighbourhood of Lang Mor [‘behind the university’], steps further is the first of the two southern gates to the city campus of Chiang Mai University
. Taking up roughly three square kilometres and bearing the characteristics of a small town, the uni’s home to an abundance of budget-priced coffee shops, bakeries and eateries in particular the nightly Rom Sak food court as the go-to spot for the natively famous Fai Hin salad dressing! Staying on the subject of nourishment, forward of the Faculty of Agriculture is Chiang Mai’s number one Royal Project outlet stocking a healthy assortment of
seasonal produce and Doi Kham label foodstuffs. Straight across from which, beneath a canopy of rain trees, is the venue for CMU’s own weekly farmers’ market as well as the twice-monthly Kad Gong Khong with stalls selling traditional clothing and handicrafts, flowers and plants, fruit and vegetables, street fare and domestic dishes. To work off all those added calories, there’s the Olympically proportioned Rujirawong swimming pool, a sports stadium and a fitness centre. Folks of a more academic persuasion will surely be pleased to know that Chiang Mai University also plays host to a multi-storey public library. Not forgetting, in the far north-west corner of the campus, the sublimely picturesque Ang Kaew lake and a place best appreciated during sundown!
Meantime, south-east of the junction of Canal and Suthep Roads is the ever bustling fresh market of Kad Ton Payom and within a few minutes’ walk of which, the unfailingly fashionable Nimmanhaemin Road; destination of refuelling hang-outs and fully-fledged co-working environments galore amid many an art gallery, health and beauty clinic and, come evening time, swish beer, wine and cocktail lounges!
Raring to read about the condo’s ON-SITE FACILITIES?
Would-be inhabitants of Casa Condo CMU can rest easy on account of a spread of closed-circuit security cameras across common areas as well as suitably togged guards who maintain a 24-hour watch at the one and only barriered way in and out; what’s more, entry onto the premises, through the doors of each condo building and, via the respective passenger lift [elevator], even to individual floors is limited to those holding a centrally issued electronic key card.
With the target demographic those studying or teaching at nearby Chiang Mai University, the condo complex features a slightly lower than usual parking capacity with just 36 uncovered car bays and a couple of freestanding shelters for motorbikes.
Inside building 2 is the main juristic office staffed from 9AM to 6PM daily plus a communal lobby which, while rather basically appointed, is set up as a complimentary WiFi zone. And though there’s no in-house gym to speak of, both CMU 1 and CMU 2 enjoy their very own 15 by 5 metre outdoor pool.
Get the lowdown on the condo’s RESIDENTIAL UNITS!
With both of CMU 1 and CMU 2 condo buildings boasting a max of just half-a-dozen units per floor, the 29/30 square metre 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom pads are laid out in a completely open-plan arrangement whereas the larger-than-average 44/45 square metre 2 bed, 1 bath suites offer combined kitchen/dining space and semi-partitioned living room.
Regardless of internal dimensions, every unit at Casa Condo CMU enjoys its own balcony and installable with home broadband courtesy of either 3BB or Sinet Internet Service Providers. Out of the box, condo units are supplied furnished, equipped and air-conned in full with simply provisioned but comfortable interiors.