Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Prestige property in Phnom Penh




Prestige property in Phnom Penh

Prestige property in Phnom Penh


Property profile
Address: Lot 2B1-031, Northbridge Communities, Sangkat Teuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok. (Also for sale: Lots 2B1-029 and 1B2-029)
Cost: US $850,000 (sale)
US $3,000/month (rent)
Bedrooms: 4 plus guest room.
Bathrooms: 5
Features: pool and whirlpool hot tub, master bathroom whirlpool bath, indoor pond/fountain, glass railings, air conditioning, solar powered water heater, generator.
Agent: Hem Kosal, Cambodia Estate Agent (012-996-787)

The three-storey villa set within the secure residential enclave of the Northbridge Communities, stands tall on the curve of a cul de sac, quiet, private, imposing and surrounded by a fence of brick, yellow wood, and white metal lattice.

But while the house is what agent Hem Kosal would describe as “American-style” – gesturing as he steps up and through the wooden doorway toward the living room – the first impression is of the exterior and that is distinctly Mediterranean.

In fact just as the estate agents have advertised: yellow adobe-style exterior, white trim, curvy pillars, and a red tiled roof.

“People will spend most of their time here after work,” he said of the room, which sits beneath vaulted ceilings painted light blue, imitating the sky.

The palatial home is in Sangkat Teuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok, an area of Phnom Penh about 6km from the city’s commercial centre and Kosal believes it is the people most likely commuting from Northbridge Communities to the city centre who are looking for a place to relax.

Every room looks upon the living room. All three levels have a balcony looking outside as well as in – the living room is the bottom-floored courtyard to the palatial floor plan. It is the centre of the house, its “American-style” selling point.

Windows line the walls, streaming the beige-painted villa with light. A kitchen branches off to the right of the living room. Its cabinets, which come from the United States, according to Kosal, are stained dark red, and white and yellow tiles sit above the marble countertops.

The house comes furnished with a solid dark wood dining table and cushioned chairs.

Dark wood is a theme throughout: dark hardwood floors, a wooden bed frame in the master suite, and wooden closets and doors.

Light colours on the walls contrast with the mahogany accents. As you step up to any level of the three-storey house, however, the colours become more and more playful. The spacious master bedroom on the second floor has a baby blue master bath suite attached, complete with a whirlpool tub and shower.

At the top level, all three bedrooms are painted a different colour with a corresponding theme: the “sun” room (red, with a pink-and-red tiled bathroom and bright red ceiling ornamentation), the “moon” room (yellow, with a half-moon shape in the ceiling), and the “star” room (silver-grey, with a star shape protruding from the ceiling). The “sun” and “star” rooms also have their own balcony.

Kosal said the rooms were playful for a purpose – the top level is ideal for a family with children. The kids who can have their own balconies and bathrooms, no less.

A bridge leads the visitor from the top level back to the criss-crossing staircase, down to the main level. At its base sits a traditional Khmer pond and fountain.

Three balconies overlook the pool and whirlpool hot tub that is surrounded by a tiled patio. Palm trees wave in the wind.

Another garden sits next to the pool, below the patio and nook emerging from the kitchen.

Future homeowners would also have access to the Northbridge community pool and gym.

Going green was a goal of the builder with other amenities including a solar-powered water heater and generator in the case of electrical failure.

Covering 884sq m the internationally standard designed home combines the needs of privacy and personal space with being a family home ideal for entertaining.

Situated on Lot 2B1 031, it is, as Kosal claimed, a slice of residential Americana but with a distinct Mediterranean flavour on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

MOST VIEWED

  • Seven positive for Covid-19, Hun Sen confirms local transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that there has been local community transmission of Covid-19. However, he urged the people not to panic even though the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of seven new cases on Sunday. Among the victims are Chhem Savuth, the director-general

  • Cambodia at ‘most critical moment’, Hun Sen warns

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the first community transmission of Covid-19 in Cambodia has led the country to the “most critical moment” that warranted urgent, large-scale operations to contain the pandemic. Hun Sen, who confirmed the first local transmission on November 28, said the source of

  • PM confirms community transmission, calls for unity

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the public to stay calm, unite and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines after the wife of a senior official tested positive for Covid-19 in the Kingdom’s first case of community transmission. The case has drawn criticism

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there