Property: 98 Wireless, Bangkok
13 August, 2018
With interiors replicating the pages of Architectural Digest, the opulent 98 Wireless is one of the most desired residences in the heart of the Thai capital. The development is situated at the crossroads of Bangkok’s prestigious commercial, hospitality, and diplomatic districts and is destined to be a legacy for the city’s elite. The latest residential property venture by one of Thailand’s largest developers, Sansiri, is surrounded by exclusive retail centers, foreign embassies, high-end hotels, and modern high-rises. Meanwhile, the leafy streets leading to Lumpini Park, the area’s largest green space, provide a tranquil reprieve from the city’s hustle and congested traffic.
Designed to pay tribute to its impressive surroundings, the ceilings of 98 Wireless tower above any of those of other residential structures in the city and dramatically, though fittingly, add to its sense of grandeur. The building’s Beaux-Arts architecture — which has its roots in Roman times with later reinterpretation by the French and Americans — is the inspiration for the grand entrances, vintage details, and modernized fittings of the project. This classical style, which is a reflection of European luxury, is a rare sight in Bangkok and provides a sense of solidity and tranquility that sets 98 Wireless apart from other structures in the city.
With a price tag of USD 17,576 per square meter, the apartments are currently among some of the most expensive in Bangkok — and without a doubt the most luxurious. Ralph Lauren Home pieces, butlers to see to every resident’s unique requirements, a private elevator for each unit, as well as a Bentley limousine chauffeur service are all part of the unit price.
Built on a 3,200 m2plot that was previously a private home and stables, 98 Wireless is divided across 25 floors, with its 77 bespoke luxury apartments ranging from 119 m2to 245 m2. The two penthouses measure 553 m2.
The ultimate showcase of the development, the super penthouse called ‘The One’, spans an impressive 948 m2 across the top floors. Naturally, it boasts a panoramic view of the building’s awe-inspiring surroundings.
98 Wireless captivates the senses from the very moment you arrive. The grand drop-off area, which resembles the likes of those at top hotels in New York and London, leads you to the lobby, which features a mesmerizing, handmade, Ralph Lauren crystal chandelier. The timeless and elegant materials used throughout the interiors are of the best in the world: solid white oak herringbone floors, rare mahogany door panels, and exquisite Moleanos limestone (all the way from Portugal).
The residences also feature appliances and fittings of the highest quality standards including bath fittings by Lefroy Brooks and Kallista, SieMatic kitchen cabinets, and appliances from Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, and Siemens. To further complement the Western-inspired aura of 98 Wireless, the lobby — along with all the apartments — have been brought to life with the vision of sought-after and award-winning New York-based interior designer Anne Carson.
In an eloquent juxtaposition of East meets West, 98 Wireless is more than just a luxury property development: it is part Fifth Avenue and part Kensington in the heart of Southeast Asia. Those privileged enough to call this their home can rest assured that only the best comes as standard.