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Although inclined towards vertical living whenever stopping over in Chiang Mai on business, Touch Kutanawat could never find any local condos that met his lofty standards. So as crack constructor and MD of the LPM Builder Company, he bought land at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain in the latter part of 2008 to engineer a competition-beating premium condominium. The name Touch Hill Place was born!
At 11 storeys tall and ‘harmonising with the natural surroundings, a well-formed historical Lanna meets the modern contemporary style of architecture and interiors; the smoothly operated Touch Hill Place deserves residential attention today as it was back in the day.
Quieter than quiet, town-edge WHEREABOUTS!
Fronted on –but peacefully back from- the 4307 strip of the Nong Hor Road, Touch Hill Place stands within easy walking distance of several quality foraging haunts.
Yet despite its gloriously escapist location, Touch Hill Place is just 500 metres from the Nong Hor intersection, producing a three-way split to infinitely more built-up stamping grounds, let alone more countrified territory.
No more than a three-minute drive along the northbound carriageway of Canal Road, in the district of Mae Rim, is the 700th Anniversary Stadium; created not only to commemorate seven centuries since Chiang Mai’s founding but also as a venue for the South East Asian (SEA) Games in 1995, the multi-purpose sports complex boasts an Olympic pool, two gymnasia, firing and golfing ranges, athletics track, football field, bike racing velodrome, taekwondo and aerobic dance clubs, ping pong tables, and badminton, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts!
While driving in the same direction leads to the turning for Huey Tueng Tao lake; making for a positively blissful weekday getaway, shoot selfies with the ever-multiplying band of straw-made giant creatures, hang loose at one of the lakeside bamboo cabanas eyeing the jaw-droppingly picturesque hillscape or else hike the trails in the bordering National Park!
Running east from the Nong Hor junction is highway route 1366 for a much more incredible lineup of restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores; not to mention before the approach road to the Highland People Discovery Museum and Suan Luang Rama 9 public park, a farmers’ market with fresh organic produce from the likes of the Royal Project in Mon Chaem. Of benefit to those folks who lack their wheels, jump on a bus that’ll take you to Central Festival Mall or other destinations around the city.
Journey down Canal Road, on the other hand. In little over a kilometre, you’ll find Huay Kaew Road – the port of call for The Chiang Mai Complex at Malin Plaza with its student predominated food court and Kad Na Mor night market; Chiang Mai University’s main campus, complete with canteens, bakeries and cafés, a post office, branches of the major Thai banks, and a central library; in addition to the famous Maya lifestyle mall and the jumping on point for the city’s most happening dining, retail and entertainment quarter, Nimmanhaemin!
IN-HOUSE AMENITIES to keep the grown-ups and the kids happy!
Beyond Touch Hill Place’s secluded vicinity as the first line of protection, the property’s shared areas are under guard and CCTV 24/7 with electronic key card access to the building itself.
The naturally lit and well-proportioned lobby lies with free WiFi internet and a juristic person desk. Straight above the sales office in the foyer, and reachable by either of the twin lifts [elevators], is the well-stocked extended gym; which, in turn, looks out onto the communal leisure corner offering a sauna, 20×8 metre outdoor swimming pool with attached paddling pool and nearby children’s playground.
Not leaving out that between canopied bays and an inside lot on both the ground and first floors, there are 81 on-premises car parking spots or one per condo unit…and change!
Convention-breaking CONDO UNITS with the scenic backdrop at no added charge!
Not only are each of Touch Hill Place’s 79 residential condos separated by sound-deadening double brick internal walls, but also deliberately designed to be extra-large; condos with one bedroom plus as many bathrooms enjoy a minimum useable space of 48 square metres and an utmost of 84 whereas the least sizeable 2 and 3 bedroom suites come in at 84 sq m to upward of 134.
As often as not, units are supplied fully air-conned and likewise furnished in an open concept living/dining/kitchen layout; as well as including a private balcony which, especially from upper floors at the back, brag expansive views across to the forested heights of the Thanon Thong Chai range!