Prize-winning DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT by a neighbour of S Condo!
With a bunch of Bangkok’s principal players in real estate making their mark on the Northern Rose in recent years, so Chiang Mai’s own have had to raise the housing stakes to stay in the game. And they don’t come any more local than Prattana Properties and Healthcare. Managed and directed by ex-CMU dentistry teacher and long-time resident of the city’s Siri Mangkalajarn area, the good doctor snapped up a plot in the very neck of the woods back in 2002 then watched and waited for an opportune moment to improve it.
Patience rewarded, S Condo was officially launched in early December 2013 before being declared complete in July ’15. By which time, the project had already carried off the Thailand Property Award’s Highly Commended Best Residential Development Chiang Mai. Specially blueprinted and meticulously considered, the seven-storey premium boutique condominium artfully marries modern style concept with a cultural touch of the Far East.
Undisturbed WHEREABOUTS between Chiang Mai’s most ancient and most modern worlds!
Covering some one and a quarter rai of land, S Condo doesn’t just sit low right at the end of the couldn’t-be-sleeper Siri Mangkalajarn Lane 1, but is walkably located to perfection. Not 200m away stretches Sirimangkalajarn’s main drag lined with 7-Eleven convenience stores, coffee shops, casual Asian eateries, the city’s only Makro Food Service for wholesale groceries and, at the junction with Suthep Road, Suandok Park featuring a Tops Daily mini-supermarket and an elevated passageway direct to Maharaj Nakorn Hospital as part of Chiang Mai University’s medical campus; plus, ideal for wannabe and pro digital nomads both, the co-working setups of The Brick on Lane 13 and, literally around the corner, Punspace Nimman.
And talking of Nimmanhaemin, Chiang Mai’s endlessly dynamic ‘Hip Street’ itself lies a mere handful of minutes’ mosey to the west – whether to dine in at international restaurants, refuel at offbeat cafés, shop like there’s no tomorrow at indie retailers and purpose-built arcades such as Tall Teak Plaza, Think Park, One Nimman and Maya or, after dark, hobnob at a swish wine bar or party hard at a top drawer nightclub!
Yet no less handy to reach from S Condo is Huay Kaew Road and, just ahead of the north-west rampart of the moated ‘Old City’, a half-dozen minutes on foot to make the older but characterful and everyday useful mall of Kad Suan Kaew; which, as it happens, now also counts a newly revamped and absolutely cracking basement food court, the Tasty Factory!
And on the selfsame thoroughfare no less, condo occupants can easily hit up more far-flung destinations in and around town by waving down an approaching red songthaew or tuk tuk, hopping either of the R1 or R3 RTC Chiang Mai Smart Buses or else get about by pedal power courtesy of the Mobike station alongside Panyapiwat Institute of Management!
ON-SITE AMENITIES that really deliver the goods!
Not that the soi S Condo’s secreted down sees many passersby at all but still, 24-hour security measures are in place with uniformed guards posted at the sole way in/out as well as an extensive presence of CCTV cameras across common areas. Supported by key carded entry through the main gate, the building’s outer and inner doors, single lift [elevator] and, finished with an electronic lock (which additionally scans fingerprints), to the resident’s own condo unit. Same goes to pass beyond the boom barrier leading to the condo’s underground lot which together with 29 unsheltered bays above ground, amounts to a one hundred percent parking capacity!
Complete with free WiFi access, sharing the unassumingly proportioned and quietly appointed communal lobby is a reception desk and behind, the juristic person office worked 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 6PM seven days a week. For recreation time, S Condo enjoys a separate indoor fitness facility, lovely big open-air saltwater pooland a long strip garden at the back of the building.
Less is more when it comes to S Condo’s RESIDENTIAL UNITS!
So as to foster a greater sense of home, every one of S Condo’s 48 exclusive units are seriously upsized! Figuring 20 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom pads scaled at 58 to 60 sq m and 28 2 bed, 1 bath corner suites varying from 64 to 66 sq m, each condo unit’s nearly nine metres wide; two-thirds of which is taken up by a glass-railed private balcony.
Not to mention benefitting from ceiling recessed air-conditioning to the combined living/dining/kitchen space with regular wall-attached A/C units inside the sleeping quarters. Using a quality spec of materials, the default condos are offered furnished and equipped in full with contemporary interiors as pleasing to the eye as they are cosy. Oh, and installable with super-speed fibre-optic broadband internet on a monthly or annual plan from Sinet!