When the weather is warm in Hong Kong, what could be better than spending time outdoors; getting onto the water on a junk, sweating out the stresses of the week on a hike, soaking up the sun on a balcony or terrace, or having a delicious barbecue in the garden? Stella Abraham, Head of Residential Leasing & Relocation Services National Director Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (JLL), says there is a significant global trend for seamless indoor-outdoor living, that makes private outdoor space as inviting as air-conditioned interiors.
“While a whopping 40 percent of Hong Kong is public green space, very little of that is in the urban areas many of us call home. So, many tenants are looking further afield (or higher up) for their own small slice of the great outdoors, be that a balcony, terrace, rooftop or garden,” she says.
“Hong Kong is definitely a city that looks great from above, as anyone who’s looked down from the Peak can tell you. If you know where to look, there are plenty of urban properties offering spectacular city views from small balconies or bigger rooftops; but it’s the areas close to Hong Kong’s coastline that often appeal most to couples and families looking to enjoy a really outdoorsy lifestyle. Many properties in these locations have the double advantage of having both extra space available for private terraces and gardens, and easy access to beautiful beaches and country parks.”
Here Stella shares just a few of the Hong Kong gems offering one-of-a-kind, luxury indoor-outdoor living space.
Area: Deep Water Bay
Rent: HK$230,000 per month
Size: 12,520 sq. ft
A rare find on the market, this stunning townhouse features a spacious split-level living and dining room, a luscious terrace, cosy back garden and a large flat roof with breath-taking views over Deep Water Bay. The complex has a communal outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour security. Less than 10 minutes from Central, it’s perfect for those working in the CBD, but who also want their privacy and a little luxury when it comes to indoor-outdoor living.
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Area: Tai Tam
Rent: $175,000 per month
Size: 2,631 sq. ft
This spacious three-bedroom apartment features unbeatable sea views, a semi open-plan kitchen, excellent storage options and a large flat roof that’s perfect for luxury indoor-outdoor seaside living. The development is conveniently located just minutes away from the American Club and the Hong Kong International School. Residents can also enjoy easy access to Stanley Beach and Stanley Plaza, which are a five-minute drive away.
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Area: Chung Hom Kok
Rent: $170,000 per month
Size: 2,768 sq. ft
Located in a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac, this colonial low-rise property features a large garden and a wide balcony on the second floor. Just a five-minute drive from the beaches and shopping complexes of the Southside, and 15 minutes away from Central, it’s the perfect spot for families who want to get away from it all!
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Area: Chung Hom Kok
Size: 2,820 sq. ft
Located in the secluded neighbourhood of Chung Hom Kok, this spacious five-bedroom townhouse has sea views and a stunning flat roof that’s ideal for family barbecues and luxurious outdoor entertaining. It’s a five-minute drive to Repulse Bay and 15 minutes into the bustling city centre.
Area: Tuen Mun
Size: 1,934 sq. ft
The Drake offers panoramic sea views from every apartment and townhouse. This sought-after property offers the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living with private beach access. It also has a newly-installed resort-style clubhouse with gymnasium, indoor swimming pools and multiple children’s play areas.
For more detail on these properties or to see more options, go to jll.com.hk
This article first appeared in the Jun/Jul edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.
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