Condo Review: Issara Collection Sathorn
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The suburban ambiance in a downtown location provide a peaceful and convenient lifestyle for its residents with 24-hour security, well equipped facilities, and spacious unit layouts.
|Issara Collection Sathorn|
|Location Area:||Nang Linchee Road, Sathon|
|Product Type:||Luxury Freehold Condominium|
|Land Area:||1-0-1 Rai (1,604 sq.m.)|
|Building:||1 Building, 7 Stories|
|No. of Units:||33|
Unit Type & Size:
|2-Bedroom (108 - 126 sq.m.)
3-Bedroom (151 - 244 sq.m.)
3-Bedroom Duplex (170 - 201 sq.m.)
|64 spots (193% Parking to Unit Ratio)|
|Estimated Completion:||Quarter 1, 2017|
|Average Price/Sq.m:||Starting at 155,000 baht/sq.m. (As of April 2017 - Price may vary)|
About the Builder:
Issara Collection Sathorn is one of the latest projects by renowned developer Charn Issara. The company has a diverse property portfolio and development expertise in multiple sectors of real estate, with over 30 years in the business, including office buildings, shopping centers, luxury hotels, and luxury residential. Some of the developers’ famous projects include the luxury Sri Panwa Hotel in Phuket, the Charn Issara Office Towers, as well as other residential projects such as Baan Thew Talay and The Issara Ladprao. Buyers need not worry about the reputation and reliability of the developer.
Building Façade - Night View
Unlike many projects currently, Issara Collection Sathorn is completed and is ready for move in. The benefit is that buyers can see the actual building and facilities as opposed to only mock-up units and perspectives as is the case with many project currently being sold. One other important point to note is that the price of freehold luxury high-rise condominiums has risen to over THB 300,000 per square meter, Issara Collection Sathorn is offering similar luxury in a low rise condominium with spacious units at nearly half the price. This project is ideal for owner occupiers who want large units affordable pricing in the CBD area. As an investment property, this project also offers good opportunities as an expatriate family rental due to its location in a smaller neighborhood that is close to schools and convenience amenities, making it ideal for the expatriate family looking for a larger unit that will accommodate a family.
Issara Collection is located on Nang Linchee Soi 4 which is in a charming neighborhood that has been gaining more notice and status as a high-end residential area in the last 2-3 years. With land scarcity driving up cost to new heights every year, developers have been looking in more niche locations, such as this, to provide buyers the chance to live in the heart of downtown Bangkok while still getting larger units with more privacy and space. Apart from Charn Issara, other luxury developers such as Major Development and Raimon Land, have also launched luxury projects in the area in the past two years.
This area is known as the Yen Akaart/Nang Linchee/Suan Plu neighborhood. The area is exceptionally convenient as it has many restaurants, convenience services such as barbers and laundry shops, as well as a TOPS super market nearby. Furthermore, there are a number of pre-schools and kindergartens in the area as well. There are clinics in the nearby sois but for those looking for a more fully equipped hospital, BNH Hospital is a convenient 15-minute drive from the project. For a mall experience, Central Rama 3 only 15 minutes away by car. However, getting downtown to bigger shopping centers and community malls such as K-Village, EmDistrict, and Terminal 21 is also not difficult.
Getting around from the site is also very convenient as the project is located just a 5-minute drive from every major road including Sathorn, Rama 4, Rama 3, and Naradhiwas. Further adding to the convenience is that the toll way is also accessible within a 5-minute drive using Rama 3 road. There is a growing abundance of restaurants in the area that serve a variety of excellent cuisine food from Thai street food and premium Thai shops to Italian, Mediterranean to steaks and hamburgers. Some notable restaurants in the area include Mama D’Lores, Steak Arno’s Bucher and Eatery, Suhrings, Small’s Bar & Restaurant, Feeling Italian, iL Bolgonese, Junker Bar and a new popular location is Akart Bistro and Bar with Coffee Crafts Man in the same garden area.
In general residents of Issara Collection Sathorn will enjoy the charm of a smaller neighborhood with plenty of amenities in the area while still enjoying the convenience of being located in the prime CBD area of Bangkok.
Issara Collection Sathorn is designed by A49, one of the most well respected and well known architectural firms in Thailand. The goal behind this project was to create a sense of urban exclusivity. The façade of the building is classy and understated making for a relaxing ambiance. The classic design makes the building timeless and will not go out of trend with changing architectural designs. One of the real benefits of buying a low-rise luxury project is that the unit density is low and Issara Collection is not an exception here. The 7-story building features only 33 units in total which ensures residents will have a sense of privacy and space in their home. As this low-rise project is located in a cul-de-sac the residence is quiet and peaceful, surrounded by uniquely designed houses and yards with tall trees—the latter adding to the sense of privacy and peacefulness.
Entry Approach – Night View
The unit matrix and design layout is what makes this project special. The unit feature 5 unique duplex layouts, which for a low-rise condo such as this, is a large number especially when you realize the whole project only contains 33 units. Furthermore, all of the unit layouts were designed to give residents a feeling of open space with large usable balconies that extend the indoor living spaces to the exterior space. The sense of luxury is backed by the unit sizes with the smallest unit starting at a 2-bedroom unit with 108 square meters of space. Most two bedroom units found in luxury projects from the competition are around 70-90 square meters.
Another aspect of the interior design that makes it feel exceptionally spacious is the tall floor to ceiling heights. The units feature 2.8-meter floor to ceiling heights throughout making the open floor plans feel exceptionally spacious.
Units come with high quality specifications standard. Floors are finished with a high quality engineered wood for the living areas and bedrooms while the bathrooms are finished in stone tiles and marble. The bathrooms are fitted with quality brands such as Grohe, Kohler and TOTO.
The kitchen uses laminate and quartz finishing fitted with Franke and Siemens appliances. Units come with a Western “indoor” kitchen and Thai kitchen for heavy cooking duties or for isolating cooking odors from the main living area of the home.
This project comes equipped with a roof deck panoramic swimming pool, kid’s pool, Jacuzzi, a well-equipped gym room, steam room, and private elevator access for the larger 3 bedroom units with 244 square meters. The project also features 193% ratio of underground parking so residents can be assured that their vehicles stay protected from the elements.
Rooftop Pool – Night View
Fitness & Gym Room
Summary of Key Features:
Now that we have reviewed the specifics of this project, let us discuss the key strengths. These are the features that, in our opinion, make this project particularly interesting to buyers and investors. In today’s market, there are many projects for buyers to choose from, and sometimes within close proximity of each other, so developers must find a way to differentiate themselves from one another. Here are the key strengths we think Issara Collection Sathorn can offer investors and buyers:
- Location: The area is a convenient location for those wanting to live in the CBD area, especially close to Sathorn Road. The serene and secluded cul-de-sac give the location a sense of privacy and peacefulness. Easy access to major roads such as Sathorn and Rama 4 and the toll way make getting around convenient. Additionally, there are many amenities nearby such as grocery stores, an abundance of food shops, markets, and convenience stores such as laundry mats, salons, and nearby hospitals provide all the daily conveniences residents will need.
- Design: One of the uniquely nice quality of Issara Collection Sathorn is the large unit size. Even the smallest two-bedroom unit starts at generous 108 square meters and 2.8-meter floor to ceiling heights. All units come with a very usable balcony. There are also multiple types of units with 6 duplex The classically understated exterior design fortifies the sense of unassuming classiness and ensures that residents will feel comfortable and relaxed in this project no matter how design trends may change.
- Low Density: Another key feature worth highlighting is that this entire project only contains 33 units. The lower density of units in this 7 story complex will ensure that residents get a sense of privacy and security when they are home.
- Price: As of April, 2017 units are selling starting at around THB 150,000 per square meter, which is reasonably priced for a luxury condo in the CBD area with high quality specifications and design. The price is even more appealing when compared to the THB 300,000 per square meter, or more, for high-rise condos in the Sukhumvit, Langsuan, and Sathon areas.
Issara Collection Sathorn will provide a peaceful and convenient lifestyle for its residents with 24-hour security, well equipped facilities, and spacious unit layouts in CBD Bangkok. Construction is completed and units are ready-to-move-in. To get a real feel for the spaciousness and relaxed ambiance of this quaint condo, one really needs to go visit the project on Nang Linchee soi 4 and see the unit in person.
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