SR Condominium – Revival of the Fittest

With such a glut of new modern condo developments now in evidence throughout Chiang Mai, it’s easy to overlook or dismiss the city’s many older condos at face value. Yet, for those unconcerned by having less than up-to-the-minute leisure facilities or those seeking to embrace a more authentic perspective on everyday Thai life, the more mature of Chiang Mai’s condos often represent potentially golden buy-to-let opportunities. Or as outstanding value private rental accommodation for those on a strict budget. After a prolonged period of neglect, SR condo –or its official title, SR Complex Building- has seen a renewed interest among foreign investors in the last few years and now boasts many entirely remodelled, contemporarily styled, tastefully appointed and homely residential units.

While the surrounding neighbourhood admittedly lacks the sort of cachet enjoyed by the likes of Nimman, the SR condo is nevertheless well positioned in its own right. Just steps from the property is a humble collection of Thai eateries, nightly street food vendors and a 24 hour 7-Eleven convenience store.

For an infinitely greater selection of groceries (domestic and imported) and a broad range of household goods, the Chiang Mai branch of the wholesale giant Makro can be reached on foot in little more than five minutes. A similarly short distance from the condo is Chiang Mai train station with the city’s main (‘Provincial Arcade’) bus terminals less than a half-hour walk (or 10-minute drive) optionally by way of StarWork co-working space.

A mere few hundred metres from SR condo is the multi-lane Super Highway with fast, direct access to Bangkok Hospital (considered by many local Thai and ex-pats as the best medical centre in all Chiang Mai), Big C Extra hypermarket within the famous Chiang Mai Business Park (CBP), CentralFestival shopping plaza (claimed by some as the largest of its kind in Northern Thailand) and onward, ultimately, to Maya mall at the northern end of Nimmanhaemin Road. For those without their own set of wheels, the number 14 air-conditioned city bus (marked as route B1) operates a daily service with frequent departures from along the main Charoen Muang Road to Chiang Mai zoo via the excellent San Pa Khoi local market, the landmark Tha Phae Gate and through the ‘Old City’ to Suthep Road continuing to the southern edge of Nimmanhaemin Road.

SR Condominium – Revival of the Fittest

Immediately upon entering the lobby of SR condo stands a minimart, a made-to-order clothing and accessories shop (‘Lamb’s Bell’), a laundry room (consisting of six self-service, coin-operated washing machines, a tumble dryer and a water-vending machine) and adjacent to which is a small food and drink outlet (‘Tan-Jai Bar’). Reachable by whichever of the stairs or the double lifts (elevators), floor four features an outdoor communal freshwater swimming pool surrounded by an assortment of seating arrangements inclusive of a couple of sun loungers and, off to one side, a few pieces of recently acquired electronic fitness equipment (treadmill, exercise bike and cross-trainer) in addition to a set of free weights; it should be noted, though, that such amenities aren’t formally free to use and instead residents are expected to pay for one-time use of either the pool or the fitness equipment.

SR Condominium – Revival of the Fittest

Also, poolside is a massage parlour and a cosy fan-cooled corner bar offering a choice of hot drinks, chilled soft and alcoholic beverages and a modest variety of Thai dishes (albeit at slightly elevated prices). Despite the absence of security guards and an in-house digital keycard system, CCTV throughout all shared areas of the property, and residents have ready access to the condo reception desk -affectionately referred to as the “Friendly House Office”- between the hours of 8 AM until midday and from 1 PM to 6 PM Monday to Friday (except during Thai national holidays).

Although devoid of building-wide WiFi in all common condo areas, residents are free to arrange private home broadband. Besides a minimal number of outdoor bays, vehicles can park in the moderately sized underground lot without charge. 

Moreover, with one or more private balconies, those units facing due west benefit from expansive, uninterrupted views over the city and nearby Thanon Thong Chai mountain range (dominated by the local peaks of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui) against which the sunsets.

Home to an otherwise eclectic mix of Thai and foreign residents alike, SR condo still has a remaining proportion of its 49% foreign-owned legal quota.

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SR Condominium – Revival of the Fittest
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At over 15 years old, the 14-storey SR condo encompasses 36 to 40 sq m studio units (most commonly) and one- and two-bedroom units up to a roomy 200 sq m or more of habitable space. Sporadic unfurnished or partially furnished units aside, renovated units come fully furnished and air-conditioned with the degree and specification of interior furnishings, complement of electrical appliances and homewares as well as the design and standard of décor influenced by the whims of the individual owner; from the most basically furnished and equipped units to those demonstrating the very epitome of luxury with all mod cons and completely move-in ready.

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FAQ about SR Condominium

Yes, there is a a pool that was open at the time of writing but it can close at any time as it is privately run and if the current owners decide not to continue.

No, the pool is privately run so there is a fee for using the pool.

No, thre is no gym inx.

No, the reception at SR Condominium is open in office hours only.

Officially SR Condominium does not allow rentals in the condo for less than 30 days as per the government regulations.

SR Condominium is just a two minute walk from the main road where it is easy to get a red taxi or Tuk Tuk.

There are several local restuarants, coffee shops and a 7/11 next to SR Condominium.

SR Condominium has a small convience shop in the lobby of the building.

There is underground parking at SR Condominium, though it is often full.

Central Festival is less than 2 km from SR Condominium.

SR Condominium Charges – 500Baht /unit for any below 60sq.m( 1-59 sq.m) 700Baht/unit for any 60sq.m or more.

SR Condominium allows you to pay the commona area monthly or yearly.

There is currently space in the foreign at SR Condominium but we high recommending double checking before signing any sales and purchase agreements as this can change fast.

SR Condominium has a few commercial offices for rent within the building.

Yes, you can pay your electricity and water bills at the reception of the SR Condominium though a small service fee for electric bills maybe charged.

SR Condominium Chiang Mai does not offer cleaning services.

SR Condominium has a coin operated washing machines in the lobby area.

SR Condominium does not allowed pets.

Yes, there is a a pool that was open at the time of writing but it can close at any time as it is privately run and if the current owners decide not to continue.

No, the pool is privately run so there is a fee for using the pool.

No, thre is no gym inx.

No, the reception at SR Condominium is open in office hours only.

Officially SR Condominium does not allow rentals in the condo for less than 30 days as per the government regulations.

SR Condominium is just a two minute walk from the main road where it is easy to get a red taxi or Tuk Tuk.

There are several local restuarants. coffee shops and a 7/11 next to SR Condominium/

SR Condominium has a small convience shop in the lobby of the building.

There is underground parking at SR Condominium, though it is often full.

Central Festival is less than 2 km from SR Condominium.

SR Condominium Charges - 500Baht /unit for any below 60sq.m( 1-59 sq.m) 700Baht/unit for any 60sq.m or more.

SR Condominium allows you to pay the commona area monthly or yearly.

There is currently space in the foreign at SR Condominium but we high recommending double checking before signing any sales and purchase agreements as this can change fast.

SR Condominium has a few commercial offices for rent within the building.

Yes, you can pay your electricity and water bills at the reception of the SR Condominium though a small service fee for electric bills maybe charged.

SR Condominium Chiang Mai does not offer cleaning services.

SR Condominium has a coin operated washing machines in the lobby area.

SR Condominium does not allowed pets.

 Disclaimer: These FAQs are meant to serve merely as guidance and Perfect Homes cannot be held responsible for any inacuracies.

 

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3 thoughts on “SR Condominium – Revival of the Fittest”

  • Stig

    Definitely not the fanciest place in town, but if you are looking for a nice big condo, have your own transport and you’re on a budget then this is the place to be!

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  • Jim Davies.

    Certainly not the best building in town. But, so good value to be had if your are renting, for sure!

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  • Yasu Yuki

    I lived there for 6 months. No entrance security. One of the two elevators was out of service for a 3 months. The security guys were drunk. The water in their swimming pool was milky white. The agent living on the first floor has not paid my deposit back yet.
    But the room was cheap and had a nice view.

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