Bangkok has retained much of its own identity despite being subjected to influence from the outside world. The Thai capital is a beloved shopping and dining haven that offers travellers a new world to discover, keeping them coming back for more. So surely it is a tantalising proposition to own an abode in the city.
The choices of upscale residences are vast, but none as luxurious and as well thought out as 98 Wireless by reputable Thai property developer Sansiri. The only freehold luxury condominium on Wireless Road stands at 25 storeys tall and sits among the sprawling greenery of Lumpini Park, and is within walking distance to the city’s most upmarket shopping malls, world-class restaurants, five‑star hotels, foreign embassies, as well as a new upscale holistic medical centre.
Imbued with a classic beaux-arts aesthetic, the flagship project is also the first in Asia to be fully styled in Ralph Lauren Home. Award-winning New York interior designer Anne Carson decked out the property’s public spaces with heirloom-quality pieces, which can also be found in four of the 77 units. The resulting vibe is New York glamour that is represented differently in each space—from bright and feminine through plush fabrics and curvaceous lines, to sensuous and masculine through warm leather furniture and dark wood surfaces.
The interiors illustrate a blend of modern living and old-world charm with the use of exquisite Italian marble, elegant leather furniture, beautiful solid oak herringbone flooring and other fine materials. Framed by striking arches, the entrance hall leads to a grand staircase lined with intricate wrought-iron balustrades, while magnificent chandeliers add luxurious finishing touches.
In the residential units (accessible via a private elevator), timeless mouldings complement furnishings of any style, contemporary or classic. Spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom are dominated by cabinetry with classical details and stones such as Statuario marble in generous proportions. Each apartment is also fitted with top-tier products by international brands such as SieMatic, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero. A few steps away, there is a service elevator that is used by the residence’s service staff including butlers who are available when needed. Of course, there is also the option of ringing global concierge company Quintessentially, which has partnered Sansiri to provide residents with unbeatable service for utmost convenience.
Sansiri has ensured that every corner in the building is a showcase of impeccable craftsmanship. After all, it has some of the world’s best architecture and design consultancies on board, from Design Worldwide Partnership to TROP: Terrains + Open Space. The aesthetic approach taken has resulted in a property that took more than five years to perfect and one that will transcend time to become an icon in the city.
98 Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand
tel: 66 2201 3999 (Bangkok), tel: 65 9499 1094 (Singapore)