Let’s talk the DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT of 999@Chang Kian!
With close to a decade of experience successfully doing up many a condo pad and shaping a fair few new houses throughout the Northern capital, heading up the 999@Changkian project posse is Chiang Mai born and bred Khun Noi – a small-time, self-made friendly neighbourhood property whiz.
Onboarding family relatives to run the show from day to day as well as an equally seasoned Belgian hubby tackling the overall design and chipping in with the specific needs/preferences of potential foreign takers, 999@Chang Kian’s an exclusive collection of architecturally identical modern-contemporary 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom townhouses. Working to an energy-efficient blueprint to help slash energy bills of the owners to be, each residence is aligned north to south so escapes direct sun and features insulated double brick wall construction keeping the inside cooler for longer.
As for the name, nope, the 999’s got nothing to do with postal addresses, emergency services or even multiples of Thailand’s luckiest number but, shall we say, does have personal significance to the developer herself! While Chang Kian’s the north-west suburb of Chiang Mai where the builds happening; and speaking of which…
Who could ask for a more enviable LOCATION than this!
Nuzzling the northern fringe of Chiang Mai’s age-old fortified settlement of Wiang Chet Lin, 999@Chiang Kian’s secreted away amid an all-around tropically green and serene-as-you-like setting. And along its ever so leafy lane, for the benefit of residents, a recently installed three-phase mains electricity supply paid for no less out of the developer’s own budget!
Yet for all its blissed out back of beyond feel, the project ain’t in the slightest bit cut off from civilisation. Heck, not 500m away on Soi Sukhaphiban 6 conveniently stand a mom-and-pop steak house dishing up western style eats, print and photocopy shop, café, hair salon and minimart. Elsewhere in Chang Khian and not to be passed up, the deliciously domestic Monday afternoon farmers’ market across the way from the Up North Inn resort and at Suan Pailom moo baan on Saturdays from first light, ‘Nana Jungle’ for an indulgent medley of fresh-as-it-gets artisan baked goodies and homespun produce.
Besides, 999@Changkian’s occupants enjoy the snappiest access to Chiang Mai’s rather more urban habitats! Only one klick distant stretches one of the city’s premier strips, Huay Kaew Road. No sooner there, the semi-wooded principal campus of Chiang Mai University; taking up almost three square kilometres, the North’s number-one seat of learning also plays host to a bunch of refectories, post office, major Thai bank branches, WiFi internet-equipped central public library, sporting facilities and, an absolute must-stop at sundown, the seriously scenic Ang Kaew lake. Rolling behind, the forest-shrouded slopes of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park for a world of hiking, trail riding, the temples of Wat Pha Lat and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Hmong hilltribe villages and the winter abode of the Kingdom’s royalty at Bhubing Palace.
Instead bearing east from Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna’s Chet Lin campus, the uniquely local and student-priced Chiangmai Complex; venue of a half-dozen food zones offering a dizzying array of cosmopolitan nosh and at Malin Plaza, the nightly pop-up market of Kad Na Mor for the hottest Thai fashions and accessories. Then a straight quarter of an hour’s mosey onward to reach Rin Kham Intersection for the Super Highway or, odds-on, to hit up Maya Lifestyle mall and Chiang Mai’s hippest destination, Nimman!
Prepare to be wowed by 999@Changkian’s bang-up SPECIFICATION!
Amounting to just a trio of adjoining decoratively facaded dual-storey housing units, each enjoys a plentiful 234 square metres of internal space. Not to mention sat on their own private plot of 128.9 to 137.1 talang wah [515.6 to 548.4 sq m] which, incidentally, come with the most assured and sought-after of all Thai title deeds (a Nor Sor 4 chanote) giving full rights over the underlying land!
Not taking for granted 999@Chang Kian’s least-travelled whereabouts, every one of the townhomes is rigged out with strategically positioned exterior closed-circuit cameras, 2.5m high perimeter wall ringing the grounds and a single entry gate controlled by the householder’s own electronic key fob. An integrated carport provides shelter for a coupla motors with additional off-street parking for as many vehicles again.
Very much in harmony with the houses’ countrified backdrop, a modestly planted front flower bed with porchway greenery wall and, prettified with native palm trees and shrubs, comfortably sized lawned rear garden; and best of all, the whole lot’s hooked up to an automatic sprinkler system so want for next to no looking after! Still on the subject of water, yep, all three townhomes star their very own 8 by 4 by 1.5 metre outdoor pool for an any-time-you-please chilling dip or invigorating swim. And how better to end an evening than on the back patio cooled by twin ceiling fans and complete with bar counter as the perfect spot for drinks with chums or perchance a housewarming shindig!
Moving indoors, the Glasgow Marble polished walls and tiles portray a smart, clean appearance trimmed in contrasting white and grey décor with correspondingly coloured light fittings and power sockets. Using nothing but big brand quality materials, interiors are supplied fully air-conditioned with recessed lighting and hot water right through.
Within the capaciously proportioned open-plan layout to the lower level, a dining area and fitted island kitchen with granite work surfaces plus inset Teka electric and gas hobs, extractor hood, oven, dishwasher and double bowl double drainer sink; and to the living quarters, a double-volume ceiling making for a far brighter and airier place. Into the bargain, a separate pantry and guest cloakroom. Taking the stairs to the upper floor leads to the one master and three regular boudoirs; as well as an entire length shared balcony to both the front bedrooms and -commanding fine mountain views– the back, each boasts an ensuite bathroom fixed up with a fab rain shower and sanitary wares from Kudos and Nahm.
Whereas 999@Chang Khian’s the last houses will come unfurnished so owners have a blank canvas to deck out to their heart’s desire, the debut home’s appointed to the max and 100% turnkey. Extra appliances include an American style fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and monster 65-inch curved screen Ultra HD TV with surround sound setup for watching Hollywood-grade pictures or simply checking on security video footage from the plush corner sofa! Not forgetting the custom furniture such as a granite top dining table seating eight on the comfiest of chairs. And like the black-out roller blinds/curtains promising a decent night’s shut-eye and the really neat sliding locking mechanism on doors, capped off with the most attentive and homeliest of detailing.
READY TO MOVE IN!
Planned as a staggered rollout, the team’s contractors are putting the last little touches to the third house as we write; and sure to make the nicest present for someone, You better be quick as the first house is sold with the new owners already settled in! The second house’s is ready for you to move, believe us the paperwork can be handled very quickly to get you settled in, in next to no time. The third house’s expected to be rounded in the next couple of months and is currently available unfurnished.