In a world where even high-end watches and supercars can be a dime a dozen, today’s millionaires seem to be nodding in agreement that instead, space ends up being the ultimate luxury and status symbol — as Hongkongers know all too well. These days, the super-wealthy are typically owning at least three to four homes across the globe, whether for investment, work, or vacation. And for those interested in finding a home that suits the most discerning tastes in Southeast Asia, calling Bangkok’s newest, most prestigious address your new dream home can be a pretty sweet reality.
Enter 98 Wireless, a new 25-storey residential tower built by leading Bangkok property developers Sansiri. It’s located in the most desirable plot next to the US Ambassador’s residence on Wireless Road — and it promises to be the best luxury condominium in the city money can buy.
Resembling a landmark that wouldn’t look out of place in historic New York, Paris or Washington D.C., 98 Wireless was built in a Beaux-arts style, using carefully selected top-of-the-line materials as its building blocks. For instance, there’s flawless Statuario marble and veined Carrara marble sourced from Italy, and wall and ceiling finishes done by Hyde Park Mouldings, a company known for its ornamental work on iconic buildings such as Buckingham Palace, The White House, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and top-tier hotels around the world. The plot’s landscaping also enlisted the help of high-profile partners T.R.O.P. Terrain + Open Space, and Inverse Lighting, which helped to devise comfortable lighting solutions that also create the least amount of light pollution possible at night.
Inside, spaces benefit from the expert design of Anne Carson Interiors (New York), which works with the Ralph Lauren Home team to bring an unsurpassed elegance to each room, starting from the lobby entrance and its three-storey handmade chandelier to the grand staircase, the European salon-style Tea Room, and the gentlemanly sobriety of the Business Lounge.
The property is awash in a timeless, cream and black motif — with white oak herringbone floors sourced from the US in each home and Portuguese Moleanos limestone in the balconies and lobbies, complementing the many valuable antiques which you’ll find dotted throughout the property, sourced specifically to match the tastes of its residents.
The 25 floors of 98 Wireless house 77 residences including two- to three-bedroom homes, two penthouses, and “The One” — the super-penthouse which takes up the top two levels. We expect the views from one of the highest vantage points in Bangkok are superlative, to say the least.
Inside each home, amenities also feature the top names in homeware, from handcrafted, pure brass Baldwin door handles to SieMatic kitchenware, appliances by Gaggenau to Sub-Zero built-in refrigerators and wine cabinets, bathroom faucets by Lefroy Brooks and fixtures by Kallista.
Just a hop and a skip away from the CBD’s six-star hotel properties such as the newly opened Park Hyatt Bangkok, as well as noteworthy hotspots such as Gaggan (World’s 7th best and Asia’s best restaurant), living at 98 Wireless was clearly made for those who enjoy living the high life. To provide the knowhow and connections to help residents get the top tables and tickets to the best in town, luxury concierge services are available on-site by Quintessentially, a longtime service provider for the British royal family. To get to these places, residents even get to be chauffeured around in a brand new Bentley limousine, in British Racing Green.
And on that note, a residence for a billionaire won’t be complete without adequate space to house their prized vehicles: 98 Wireless accommodates for a 240% capacity in its car park, complete with valet parking, electric car charging stations and spaces designed specifically for supercars, as well as private elevators and halls for every unit.
Without a doubt, Sansiri has just set the bar sky-high with this brand new property. Currently, starting prices range between TH฿70-250 million (approx. HK$16-57 million). Viewings are strictly upon appointment only, so for a glimpse of the high life next time you’re in BKK, be sure to call ahead.
For more information, visit 98wireless.com