|The large first-floor balcony is perfect
for al fresco dining.
DOWN Parami Road past Hlaing university campus, the Myanmar Times
House of the Week is an unusual – if slightly old –
property on a large compound surrounded by greenery.
There is parking space at the front of the house with a front
door, at the side facing out to Parami Road, a large French door
covered by a portico.
Inside, a large yellow-tiled corridor leads to the rooms on
the ground floor, the first being the living room immediately
on the right. The room features large, teak-framed windows which
light up the room and look out to the front of the property. From
the outside, the teak and glass work dramatically enhance the
house’s façade which is otherwise dominated by dull
white and beige tiling.
The living room’s ceiling is an attractive piece of lined
teak work which is, however, undermined by a chandelier –
a fan, perhaps, would have been a more tasteful option.
The main master bedroom, which is situated just down the hallway
on the ground floor, is spacious with a set of chairs and a coffee
table at one end and a double bed at the other. The room, unlike
the rest of the house, comes fully-furnished including a wardrobe,
a desk, two bedside cabinets, a dressing table and even a safe.
The room is also air-conditioned and includes an attached bathroom
with bath tub decked out in pink tiling.
Next door lies a second master bedroom which also features an
attached bathroom, this time in blue.
The dining room offers outdoor dining with doors that open out
onto the garden, conveniently served by the kitchen, which is
partitioned by a wall unit with a glass door through which food
can be served.
There are no cooking facilities in the kitchen – a stove
and fridge must be provided by the future tenant – but there
are storage cupboards.
On the second floor, Buddhists will appreciate the shrine room
which is lit up by an outside-facing wall all in glass.
The third master bedroom is situated near to the shrine room.
Further down a side corridor lie two further bedrooms –
one a single and the other a larger master bedroom at the end
of the corridor. Through a short passage lie the sixth and seventh
bedrooms. Nearby is an enormous covered balcony, which is directly
above the living room and of about the same size. Again, the area
would be perfect for eating outside.
This property would be ideal for large families on a budget,
particularly those unconcerned about being a long way from central
Yangon. Those looking for something neat and tidy though might
find themselves doing a spot of Do-it-Yourself.
: Parami Road, Hlaing township
Price : K350,000 a month
Contact : Thit Sa Company Limited
Tel : 378389, 095008988