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Living in a museum

environment that is so sought after but rarely found in the heart of Bangkok.

The Name & History

Vimala Residence is named in honour of Her Highness Princess Vimalachatra, one of King Rama V’s grand-daughters ; the mother of Mom Rajawongse Chalermchatra Vudhijaya [Khun Chai Nui] and Mom Rajawongse Phromchatra Svasti [Khun Ying Noi-Noy].

Concept

It was when the grand-children returned from abroad after graduation, Khun Chai and his wife decided to build another house for their children so that they could all live together in the same compound. The house was large enough for the family to rent out 9 more of guest rooms.

Deluxe Suites

These deluxe suites are located on the ground floor. Both suites are a few steps away from one another, comparatively, equivalent to a 2 bedroom suites. The suites consist of a living area, a fluffy bed and bathroom with an open space concept.

Residential Suites

The residential suites are also located on the upper floor. All suites are comfortably large, consisting of a living area, a fluffy bed and bathroom with an open space concept. In case of a long stay, the residential suites also provide a private kitchen with basic cooking & dinning utensils.

Sukhumvit Legacy

Back then, Sukhumvit was known as Bangkapi. The area was surrounded by rice paddy fields and local fruit plantations. Land was cheap and the atmosphere was quiet and cosy. So many members of the royal families moved out into the area, especially Soi Aree [Sukhumvit 26], making it

The Name & History

Vimala Residence is named in honour of Her Highness Princess Vimalachatra, one of King Rama V’s grand-daughters ; the mother of Mom Rajawongse Chalermchatra Vudhijaya [Khun Chai Nui] and Mom Rajawongse Phromchatra Svasti [Khun Ying Noi-Noy]. 

After the end of World War 2, in 1941 to be precise, Khun Chai’s father His Serene Highness Prince Udayachalermlabh Vudhijaya : a Royal Navy’s Commander, decided to move his family from The Vudhijaya Mansion in Larn Luang Road to the present compound in Soi Aree [Sukhumvit 26]. “Tumnak Chalermlabh” was the name of their new home.

Concept

It was when the grand-children returned from abroad after graduation, Khun Chai and his wife decided to build another house for their children so that they could all live together in the same compound. The house was large enough for the family to rent out 9 more of guest rooms. 

Subsequently, Khun Art has inherited the house, thus, he wishes to revive the old spirits of “Tumnak Chalermlabh” as well as to share, a quiet and cosy environment that is so sought after but rarely found in the heart of Bangkok. As an enthusiastic collector of his heirlooms, his dream is to have a private living museum where civilized individuals can come and stay, to experience memorable events that he was born into, under the same roof.

Sukhumvit Legacy

Back then, Sukhumvit was known as Bangkapi. The area was surrounded by rice paddy fields and local fruit plantations. Land was cheap and the atmosphere was quiet and cosy. So many members of the royal families moved out into the area, especially Soi Aree [Sukhumvit 26], making it today’s one of the most exclusive residential spot and a peaceful area to live in. 

Originally, the compound got started with a romantic idea of building an idyllic place for the young newlyweds, with limited resources. The architect who made this concept into reality was a well-known Cambridge educated, His Serene Highness Prince Prasomsavasti Sukhasvasti. Today, this small idyllic bungalow is still standing, and yet, has not lost its charm. 

In 1982, Khun Chai and his wife, Khun Aim-Orn Vudhijaya [Eady] decided to build a 4-storey apartment building, comprising 28 individual suites. The building was conceptualized after the little bungalow where the royal couple had resided. Although Prince Udayachalermlabh Vudhijaya passed away long before his only grandson, Mom Luang Apichit Vudhijaya [Art] was born, Princess Vimalachatra had still lived in the compound as the “Head of the family” until she passed away in 2009.