5th December 2011. Written by Xin Li.
During my short stopover in Bangkok in December 2010, I stayed at a captivating and charming Bed & Breakfast named the Bhuthorn, set up by two local architects, Direk and Chitlada Senghluang. When I revisited the city once again, I specially request for a tour of this beautiful shophouse and the management very graciously showed us around the shophouse.
Unlike the facadism practised by conservations in Singapore, the Bhuthorn retained most of its original structure and materials like the paint on the ceiling to the load-bearing structure. These windows for example, were originally from other parts of building and put together on the second floor as a set of rotating windows.
For the rest of the story, I shall let the photographs do the talking.
The Bhuthorn Suite, located on the second floor of the guesthouse.
The Nara Suite is located on the second floor as well and it is a duplex with mezzanine level where the bed is.
Old photographs and antiques found around the guesthouse gives the whole place an old world atmosphere.
96 – 98 Phraeng Bhuthorn Rd.,
San Chao Phor Seua, Phra Nakhorn, Bangkok 10200 Thailand