In earlier times, this Khmer treasure ‘twin’ was the home of the Director of the Banque Nationale de Paris (previously housed next door) which has been painstakingly restored to its former pre-WW2 glory.
Without its private street access and balcony looking over Kandal Market, you would hardly know it was there and… when you’re inside; you would hardly know Phnom Penh was busily getting on with business outside.
An ‘Oasis in the City’ is almost too much of a cliché, but comes close to the truth. This superbly-appointed domicile is something to experience. Everything about it is authentically Khmer – tiled flooring, shutters, soaring cathedral ceilings, peaceful mezzanine areas and cool rear courtyard full of green foliage and flowers.
On leaving the street and starting the ascent up the gentle staircase, you will know this place is different. When you enter the secure foyer, you can either head left to one apartment or right to the other. They both have their own kitchen, lounge/dining, two bedrooms, two mezzanine sleeping/meditation areas and a bathroom. But they differ in that the front has a balcony overlooking Street 144 and the Kandal Market, whilst the rear apartment has its own tranquil courtyard.
This beautiful urban and distinctly Khmer space would, therefore, comfortably suit a large family, two self-contained couples or serve as a lucrative Airbnb option… alternatively easily converted into a restaurant or art gallery.
Any way you look at it, this is your opportunity to buy a slice of Phnom Penh’s rich history.
Both apartments combined comprise:
- 300m2 living space (including the 60m2 courtyard)
- Two bedrooms
- Two mezzanine bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Two kitchens
- Two dining / living areas
- Double length balcony
- Large courtyard
- Hard title