A newly created high-end property on Hong Kong Island elevates residential project standards to new heights.
There are few residences in the Blue Pool Road vicinity that fit into the premium luxury category, and even fewer that offer low-rise living with an unusually spacious floor area. So when this new residential project were created by developer Hang Lung Properties, they were the talk of the town and won a string of local and international architecture and design awards.
Very recently, an imaginative combination of house numbers 31A and 31B for this new residential project was completed, to present an extremely rare urban mansion that spans some 9,000 square feet, including outdoor areas and greenery.
After a series of meetings, the main design request from the developer for this new residential project was making two homes become one, in order to produce a configuration that enabled an easy flow between two main bedroom suites and several other rooms and areas designed with cosy spaces for social gatherings and relaxation in mind, as well as to create an overall modern and luxurious domestic experience for its resident multigenerational family and visiting guests.
“It was decided to go for a ‘modern timeless’ approach that’s both dramatic and sophisticated, and also reflects the city we live in”, says Paulo Dias, one of the directors of this residential project.
Another design highlight of this new residential project is the clever utilisation of space, which includes nearly 2,670 square feet of floating garden on the roof, multiple balconies and private garage parking, so that there’s now a seamless flow between all these areas. The overall result of reconfigurations in the mansion creates a luxurious yet timeless residence that embodies modern elegance and caters as easily for formal social functions as it does for casual and comfortable daily living.
“The interior architectural language was kept simple, with elegant tailored detailing and beautiful architectural finishes that exude luxury throughout,” explains Dias.
From an aesthetic point of view, this new residential project is pleased with the way each room tells a story, and all contribute to an overall very sophisticated lifestyle experience. “Other aspects of this house that set it apart from Hong Kong residences are its five generous bathrooms, walk-in closets, a theatre, games room, wellness and spa quarter and various useable gardens interacting with the internal spaces – it’s quite rare here to have such a number of luxurious spaces in one home.”
And the resulting final art curation would certainly impress a well clued-up collector or art-gallery goer. “Curating an art collection was a challenging but very enjoyable and rewarding experience,” says Dias, somewhat modestly. “Our intention was to build a collection of both established and upcoming artists from Eastern and Western cultural backgrounds, which would reflect the taste of a hypothetical owner for this new residential project.