- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling fans
- Close to Aeon 1
- Close to CBD
- Close to French Embassy
- Elevator access
- Fully furnished
- Fully renovated
- High ceilings
- Natural light
- Panoramic river views
- Parking nearby
- Roof terrace
- TV Cable
This large colonial style penthouse apartment, now available for rent, is located on the riverfront near the night-market in Riverside, Daun Penh.
It is located on the 5th and 6th floors in an authentic French colonial building.
The lower floor houses a staff kitchen, laundry and bedroom.
The upper floor has the remaining 4 bedrooms and expansive living area including a massive garden terrace with panoramic views of the Tonle Sap River and Chroy Changvar peninsula.
This colonial building is full of many art deco features and is one of Phnom Penh’s truly beautiful penthouse apartments.
Floor plans are available on request.
Penthouse management fees of $360/month cover:
- Water use / cable TV / internet (Ezecom)
- Security: Intercom, CCTV and 24 hour team
- Maintenance: In house staff (A/C are maintained bi monthly)
- Elevator: The only residential building in Riverside with one!
- Cleaning of common areas (stairs, elevator, hallways).
Original ID: DP2.B38
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Riverside: the real colonial downtown
Riverside, the real downtown is the old city with Wat Phnom, Old Market and Chaktomuk. Many generations’ footprints are here from Angkor kings, French colonists to UN troops.
It is where the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers meet and where the Water Festival occurs each year. Riverside is pretty especially at sunrise and sunset. Day or night it is busy and a popular tourist spot.
Sisowath Quay (in honor of King Sisowath) is the riverfront road. It starts at the Buddhist Institute and goes north to Japanese Bridge. Here it becomes Road 6, then out of the city.
Riverside has a wide selection of eateries, hotels and bars. Among the restaurants, you will find Italian, French, Japanese, Vietnamese and Malaysian.
A personal reflection:
Street 172 is punctuated with $3 massage joints and bars occupied by grey faces framed with light grey hair.
Yet, just around the corner, Street 178 is now arguably the rising art gallery district of Phnom Penh with the University of Fine Arts a stone’s throw away.
Friends Café has made a bold statement and the Mansion House seems to be waiting for reincarnation.
Now the Hyatt has opened its doors to the Jet set, it may well be a different designer-schmick precinct to what is currently now.
In fact, when you look up along 172, the standard of shophouses is somewhat ‘better’ than in other parts of the city: it could be the rising star of Daun Penh and Riverside.
In the streets around Riverside, there is a sense that there are too many hostess bars, each vying for a shifting slice of the tourist and expat pie.
Rents will rise with the inevitable escalation of land values and the ROI of each vendor’s patch will become more and more critical as the clock ticks.
Looking at Phsar Kandal and the open block where Prey Sar prison once sat. one can’t help but wonder what’s coming next.
Given its proximity to Riverside and the 172 and 178 ‘sweet spot’, maybe there is something special waiting in the sidelines, something for the inspired new generation of architects and artists.
As of last week, digging has started. My guess is a shopping centre, possibly with apartments too!
A short history of colonial villas
Phnom Penh was an important hub for French colonialists. Its wide roads, beautiful gardens and grand villas and colonial mansions earned it the undisputed title ‘Pearl of Asia’ in the 1920s.
From this time, the city expanded rapidly.
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- Published: October 22, 2022
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