Long known for being Bangkok’s most desirable neighbourhood, the centenary tree-lined Wireless Road features an assemblage of luxury hotels, high-rise office buildings, embassies, and diplomatic residences— dubbed the Fifth Avenue of Bangkok. Since the 1920’s, Wireless Road has been a thoroughfare connecting Rama IV Road and today’s luxury shopping district, Ploenchit. Erected on the very last plot of land in this prestigious district, lush flora and fauna surround the luxury condominium with the residence of the American ambassador, with inner- city haven Lumpini Park in close proximity.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s concrete jungle is Sansiri’s flagship condominium 98 Wireless. Neo-roman details adorn the limestone façade of 98 Wireless built in Beaux-Arts classicism – a Neoclassical and Greek Revival architectural style – as if Henry Hobson Richardson himself designed it. The grandiose stone exterior with iron gates is an entrance into an operatic, light-filled lobby decorated with high ceilings, large windows, and grand stairways leading to the opulent Wittayu Tea Room and the dark mahogany panelled State Lounge, complete with attaché suites that serve as private meeting rooms. New York’s Hyde Park Mouldings have meticulously detailed these central areas, their renowned wall trims, crown mouldings, coves and friezes accentuating the Romanesque domes and large arches which flood in dappled sunlight through the floor to ceiling windows.
98 Wireless is one of the more impressive structures built in Bangkok, bringing with it Classical Revival at its best.Twenty-eight thousand square metres of marble and limestone are blended into the surroundings perfectly and extensively throughout the property, but this was no easy feat as this required the design team to be flown out to the majestic marble quarries of Northern Italy to choose each pattern, size and of course the quality of every stone. Italy wasn’t the only place the design team had to scour the earth for inimitable materials, white-oak herringbone floors and rare mahogany crotch door panels were also imported from the United States of America, and Portuguese Moleanos Limestone to complete the façades. Beaux Arts architecture is known for its order, symmetry, magnificence, and extravagant ornamentation; one needs not even step inside 98 Wireless for this to be evident – but this is where the magic happens.
For the first time, Ralph Lauren home has teamed up with Sansiri and interior designer Anne Carson to exclusively style and set a tone for the 77 apartments, duplexes, and penthouses that assemble to form this structure – with a notable mention to the Ralph Lauren three-tiered, hand-cut crystal chandelier hanging above the grand staircase in the entrance hall. 98 Wireless was constructed and designed as if it were a piece of art, which means not only was the architecture and interiors meticulously put together, but every single piece was curated to capture the heart and soul of luxury living. Peppered across the property are invaluable works of art and rare antiques such as the centrepiece table at the entrance constructed in 1815, creating a perfect harmony between modernity and history.
A luxurious pool towers over the metropolis’ lush green cityscapes a spa and massage room, beauty parlour, fitness studio, and a steam room complete the three levels of exclusive amenities. This property boasts unmatched service and hospitality with a dedicated butler service and on-site global luxury lifestyle concierge service by Quintessentially – the world’s leading luxury lifestyle group. The gated monument offers housekeeping services, grocery shopping and delivery, laundry and dry cleaning, 24-hour maintenance and home service support, and more. Sansiri has left no stone unturned in matters of great comfort and extravagant living. With luxuries like these, you won’t need to leave the house, but the formal gardens and outdoor living spaces will have you wanting to be outdoors, and a chauffeured British racing green Bentley limousine service is at your beck and call to transport you in luxury through Bangkok.
Not only is 98 Wireless the ultimate in lavish living – grand, dramatic, alluring, with modern elegance and a historical presence – but being a mere step away from Bangkok’s prime attractions, what could be better?
Freehold three-bedroom residences start from 125 million Baht. Call 1685 or visit 98wireless.com.