Palace in the Sky

The Vit­to­rio has set a new stan­dard for ex­clu­sive lux­ury liv­ing in Bangkok: a stun­ning ver­ti­cal palazzo that merges Re­nais­sance aes­thet­ics with mod­ern liv­ing

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xclu­sive, lux­u­ri­ous and se­cluded, the Vit­to­rio is a palace of el­e­gant, wellde­signed homes in the heart of Bangkok.

De­vel­oped by AP Thai­land, the 28-storey con­do­minium de­vel­op­ment has just 88 res­i­dences, cre­ated to com­bine clas­si­cal Ital­ian ar­chi­tec­tural mo­tifs with mod­ern liv­ing. It takes its in­spi­ra­tion from the artis­tic mi­lieu of Florence, par­tic­u­larly from the life­style of Floren­tine no­ble­men and from the Uf­fizi Gallery, one of the great­est mu­se­ums in the world. The de­vel­op­ment is lo­cated at the up­scale end of Bangkok’s cen­tral artery, Sukhumvit Road, and it’s just sec­onds away from the lux­ury Emquartier shop­ping mall and the Phrom Phong BTS Sky­train sta­tion.

The prop­erty makes a strong first im­pres­sion, with the Gal­le­ria Medici en­trance lobby that is a work of art it­self, in­spired by the u-shaped court­yard of Florence’s Uf­fizi Gallery. With dé­cor by de­signer Alexan­der Lamont, ul­tra-mod­ern op­u­lence none­the­less pays homage to the past, and to Italy’s great art and ar­chi­tec­tural tra­di­tions.

The lobby fea­tures art­ful ver­ti­cal lines, mak­ing for an in­ter­play of wood, stone and light. It’s high­lighted by ul­tra-rare Ital­ian Palis­san­dro Bluette mar­ble, whose sub­tle gray, blue and gold hues re­flect the lobby’s warm browns, ochres and golds—all redo­lent of a Tus­can au­tumn.

Vit­to­rio of­fers three res­i­den­tial types. The Vit­to­rio Vil­las are stately apart­ments with two bed­rooms and two bath­rooms. The de­sign of the build­ing means that every res­i­dence is a cor­ner

unit, oc­cu­py­ing a quar­ter of each floor and shar­ing no walls with other res­i­dences. Stun­ningly ex­pan­sive win­dows, open ter­races and panoramic bed­room views make th­ese a mod­ern take on a no­ble­man’s es­tate.

The Du­plex Este is a dual-level man­sion with two bed­rooms and two bath­rooms. Here, the 6.35-me­tre ceil­ings and floor-to­ceil­ing win­dows de­liver a liv­ing space that is both spec­tac­u­lar and func­tional. A two-storey mar­ble art in­stal­la­tion dom­i­nates the space, an ab­stract and ar­rest­ing cen­tral im­age.

Fi­nally, for ur­ban­ites of dis­tinc­tion, there are two Palazzo Vit­to­rio pent­houses, each of three storeys and with three bed­rooms and four bath­rooms. The pent­house res­i­dences fea­ture a su­per-sized master bed­room with a 270-de­gree panoramic view of South­east Asia’s most dy­namic city. Mid­night blue, chest­nut brown and glints of bur­nished cop­per make up the colour pal­ette of this supremely distin­guished liv­ing space.

Vit­to­rio also boasts a state-of-the-art gym and a semi-en­closed swim­ming pool, which makes the best use of stun­ning views of Bangkok. At the Vit­to­rio you are el­e­vated above it all—a col­lec­tion of liv­ing spa­ces in­spired by the Re­nais­sance but pro­foundly rooted in the mod­ern-day.

THE GOLD STAN­DARD Clock­wise from left: The semi-en­closed swim­ming pool; the Gal­le­ria Medici lobby that was in­spired by the Uf­fizi Gallery in Florence; Ital­ian Palis­san­dro Bluette mar­ble fea­tured on the walls, floor and concierge desk at the lobby

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