DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
First previewed in August of 2013 with a ceremonial start to the project in March 2014, The Spring condo is the star creation of local real estate developer, NTS Property. Barely six months after the merit-making close to construction in April 2016, The Spring was “Highly Commended” in the category of Best Residential Development Chiang Mai at the renowned Thailand Property Awards.
With its intimate size and feel, contemporary vibe, anything but cookie-cutter design and resident-oriented MO, the low-rise development providesresoundingly boutique living. And deftly melds an architectural and decorative tribute to the past in its handsomely unique colonial aesthetic while serving the present with its modern-day home comforts and a world of amenities on the doorstep.
Set on a touch more than 1 rai of prime land, The Spring isn’t just hidden away at the far end of a dead-end soi [sidestreet] off the Chiang Mai-Doi Saket Road but stands well apart from the lane itself. Backing onto a perfectly pretty stretch of the Mae Khao stream with its rain tree-shaded banks, the condo honestly feels a million miles from anywhere.
Yet for all its verdant and soothing surroundings, The Spring occupies a really sweet spot in the middle of a budding growth area behind CentralFestival. Second to none as lifestyle shopping destinations in Northern Thailand go, the six-floored ”Futuristic Lanna” themed complex lays claim to over 300 retail and dining venues; among the mall’s anchor tenants, a branch of the Central Department Store chain, the “World Class” Central Food Hall, a hi-tech Major Cineplex cinema [movie theatre] with IMAX, Ultra Screen and VIP Lounge, Sub-Zero Ice Skate Club (the one and only in town!) in addition to a Food Park. Not to mention the site of many a community event and, seriously convenient for condo residents bereft of their own vehicle, courtesy minivans and songthaew that run daily between CentralFestival and selected stops throughout the hot and happening Nimman neighbourhood, the time-honoured and ever-charming ‘Old City’, the venerable and vibrant Night Bazaar as well as Chiang Mai Airport.
Even nearer to home (literally a two minute toddle from The Spring) is The Arrow Rest café; except that it’s no ordinary coffee house and when not competing in a national or international tournament, the congenial Thai owners offer archery lessons on the premises!
While for a taste of the freshest produce and some, the dandy Sam Yaek wet market lies a mere quarter of an hour on foot from the condo in the neighbouring tambon [subdistrict] of San Sai Noi. But for the widest-ranging pick of everyday groceries to say nothing of clothing, household appliances, electronic devices and personal care items, the city’s most sizeable and economically priced supermarket, Big C Extra is a similar distance from The Spring.
More or less facing the Chiang Mai Business Park (CBP) across the Super Highway, Terminals 2 and 3 of Chiang Mai’s ‘Provincial Arcade Transport Station’ with its fleet of white municipal buses, red songthaew, licensed cabs, motorbike taxis and tuk tuk covering the city and long-distance buses journeying to scores of places elsewhere within the Northern region, Isaan, the Central provinces, Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and beyond to Luang Prabang in Laos.
Besides the peace of mind that comes with being situated on an invariably deserted cul-de-sac, no-one gets on to The Spring’s grounds without having to go through the uniformed security guard posted day and night at the double-barriered entryway. Even then, high definition CCTV surveillance cameras are liberally dispersed throughout common areas of the property with electronic keycard access both to the single building’s interior and, by means of the twin “floor-lock” lifts [elevators], to individual floors. Right inside the condo’s semicircular half-domed porch, further pairs of eyes await at the front desk with juristic personnel on the job from 9AM to 6PM every day of the week.
Past reception, the light bright, blissfully breezy and classicly fashioned communal lobby opens onto an outdoor layered rock, cascade effect water feature complete with tropical fish stocked lotus pond. In the vicinity, shared WiFi is available at no extra cost and for a faster, more secure internet connection, residents can pay separately to have home broadband from 3BB installed in-unit. Side by side with the lobby is a fitness room which, though rather petitely proportioned, is kitted out with top-of-the-line and pristine condition workout apparatus.
Outside, private parking for exactly 40 cars of which half are sheltered bays and there too, The Spring’s liveried golf buggies which freely shuttle residents to CentralFestival mall for those who simply can’t face hoofing it the 350m! The condo’s self-proclaimed X factor, mind, is its prepossessing open-air saltwater swimming pool with integrated jacuzzi and trio of tumbling water fountains.
ROOM TYPES, LAYOUT & SPECIFICATION
Of all the units, the half-dozen rooms on the “Exclusive” 1st floor are the most luxuriously decorated and equipped; boasting digital door locks, just shy of 4m high ceilings with Japanese loft style mezzanine level, a bumper amount of custom-built storage, a fully provisioned kitchen with premium brand fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven and hob on top of enjoying their very own modestly sized gravel patio garden from which to fire up a barbeque with chums!
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