Even the world’s finest residential addresses can be improved by the addition of an exciting lifestyle element. Iconic neighbourhoods all over the world — from Knightsbridge in London to the Upper East Side in New York City — have this in spades, sharing the commonality of being closely situated to both public parks and commercial centres. In recent years, the former has become a crucial selling point for property developers: With complexes like London’s One Hyde Park touting views overlooking that city’s iconic green spaces. Now, at last, Bangkok has its own answer to this pleasant style of living with Saladaeng One: a super luxury condominium located on Soi Saladaeng 1, Bangkok’s burgeoning enclave of international dining and retail venues.

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Over 60 percent of Saladaeng One incorporates panoramic views, enabling residents to enjoy elevated perspectives of Bangkok’s landmarks such as the Chao Praya River and Lumpini Park (pictured).

The development overlooks Lumpini Park, a 142-acre public space that has existed since the 1920s. Renowned for its vast lake, excellent bird watching and array of athletic activities, Lumpini Park is an iconic destination year-round at the heart of the Silom and Sathorn neighbourhoods. Saladaeng One residents can take full advantage of jogging trails throughout the park, as they’ll be less than a five-minute walk from what Bangkok residents refer to as the city’s “green lung” — the largest public space located in the Thai capital’s CBD, in which to enjoy fresh air and heavily shaded surroundings.

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Developer SC Asset has executed most of Saladaeng One’s communal areas in a simple (yet effective) combination of white Volakas and black Laurent marble.

Sathorn, the location of Bangkok’s CBD, is also within walking distance. Colloquially referred to as the city’s “embassy district”, it’s home to a multitude of retail complexes and exciting dining destinations. The neighbourhood has, in recent years, undergone a seismic transformation, and Saladaeng One residents will be in the thick of it, in close proximity to multiphase developments like the forthcoming One Bangkok — a $3.5 billion mixture of office towers, hotels and retail scheduled for gradual rollout from now through 2025.

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Residents of Saladaeng One have a full array of amenities at their disposal, the centrepiece of which is the complex’s pool, complete with 3-metre tall bayview windows overlooking Lumpini Park.

High earners will be excited by the balance of business and leisure facilities in Sathorn (and nearby Silom), but, thanks in part to developments like Saladaeng One, residents aren’t the only group looking at the neighbourhood with intrigue. Market research (undertaken by CBRE Group) paints a picture of soaring land prices, with condominium sales steadily climbing in Q1 2018. Consistent double digit growth in the residential property markets of Silom and Sathorn means that the two locales are now home to the most sought-after investment opportunities in Thailand, with many apartments here selling for approximately $US 7,926 per square metre.

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Ideal for both prospective tenants and retail investors, Saladaeng One (pictured here at dusk) represents developer SC Asset’s most ambitious luxury residential complex to date.

Saladaeng One serves as an excellent jumping-off point for exploring much of Bangkok. Like a conduit between Lumpini Park and the CBD, it has transportation links to some of the city’s most important locales, including Wireless Road and Sukhumvit (a mixture of polished and visceral Bangkok). MRT access via Lumpini Station is nearby, and residents can be at Survanabhumi Airport in under 50 minutes. Gilt by both the Sathorn and Silom neighbourhoods, this is a one-of-a-kind residence bound to satisfy even the most discerning individual’s appetite for work and play.

For more information, visit Saladaeng One online

Randy Lai
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