Looking for a spot to settle down, or on the hunt for your next property investment? From luxe houses in the hills of Kowloon Tong to an Italy-inspired complex in Discovery Bay, we’re looking at these glorious new Hong Kong pads with stars in our eyes.
The timeless elegance of the south of France was what Wing Tai Properties was after when they recruited Pierre-Yves Rochon, award-winning French architect and interior designer, to build this new property secluded in the greenery of Sha Tin’s Kau To Shan peak. The 29 houses and four apartment blocks take reference from modernist architecture from the 1920s and 1930s, imbuing a sense of stately luxury with plenty of bas relief murals and sleek curved lines, and refined French touches such as French crystal door handles and THG faucets, designed by Rochon himself. And as if the interiors don’t impress enough as they are, the breathtaking panoramic views of Tolo Harbour and Pat Sin Leng mountain range are surely the cherry on top. Prices start from HK$25,213 per sq. ft.
Le Cap, 83 Lai Ping Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Discovery Bay’s newest luxury property is named after the humble Tuscan hamlet in the heart of Chianti country, a neighbour to fellow DB phases Positano, Amalfi and Chianti. Overlooking the bay on the crest of a verdant hillside, you can almost place yourself in Europe on an exceptionally sunny day. A total of 196 units are spread across three 16-storey buildings, varying widely from studio flats to 4-bedroom units. Ranging from 344 to 1,844 sq. ft., they’re equally suited to singles as well as families, whilst boasting a mostly open kitchen and living room layout in most units. Although seemingly removed from the hustle and bustle, it’s closer to everything you need than you might think, with a funicular lift that takes you directly to a taxi stand at DB North Plaza and Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. Prices start from HK$13,082 per sq. ft.
Poggibonsi, 3 Bayside Drive, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong’s wealthiest echelons can look forward to new digs perched high up on Beacon Hill with Kerry Properties’ latest ultra-luxury property. 19 individual houses and two low-rise apartment towers make up a total of just 45 units at this private complex. The homes are expected to be completed by the end of the year, ranging in size from a 1,656-sq.-ft. apartment to a very comfortable 7,171 sq. ft. Expect neighbours with deep pockets: recently, a company bought a 3,017-sq.-ft. unit for HK$307.1 million, equating to HK$101,800 per sq. ft.
Mont Rouge, 9 Lung Kui Road, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
The first batch of flats released for 2019 were at Tai Po’s The Regent, located just 9 minutes’ walk from Tai Po Market MTR station and expected to be completed by January 2021. Flats were priced at a relatively discounted average of HK$12,800 per sq. ft. earlier this year, though these days, you won’t find anything below a (still fair) HK$15,429 unit price. With a whopping 1,620 flats across 17 towers at one- to four- bedroom configurations, the interiors are still decidedly swish, featuring a 240,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse with an Olympic-size swimming pool outdoors and a 25m indoor lap pool. There’s also a bowling court, a sports hall, a gym, a karaoke room, yoga room and more, all decorated with a stylish wave-like motif running throughout the complex.
The Regent, 8 Shan Tong Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Mayfair by the Sea 8
Sino Group has skipped phases three through seven to bring us Mayfair by the Sea 8 in Tai Po — the third instalment of the property expected to be completed by summer 2021. Located right by Pak Shek Kok Promenade, the complex lights up the northeastern coastline with 528 units ranging from 490 to 1,688 sq. ft., with prices ranging from HK$7.72 to 20 million. Current renderings have our eyes locked on the dazzling 50m outdoor swimming pool, right at the heart of the property. Apartments also boast remarkably high ceilings at 3.4m tall, so you can expect top notch space and comfort throughout. The current unit price starts at HK$17,582.
Mayfair by the Sea 8, 1 Fo Yin Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Monterey — O’South
Just completed last year, Wheelock Properties’ brand new waterfront development comprises over 900 high-end apartment units in Tseung Kwan O. Configurations range from 260 sq. ft. studios to 1,092 sq. ft. four-bedroom apartments spread across mid-rise towers and private houses, as well as special units including high-privacy penthouses and lower floor units with gardens. Built on top of a two-storey retail mall, the towers surround a central landscaped garden and lagoon — a quiet oasis in the midst of Hong Kong’s jungle of high rises. Prices start from HK$22,630 per sq. ft.
Monterey — O’South, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
The eastside of Hong Kong Island has been growing in popularity in recent years for its relatively affordable cost of living and unimpeded harbour views. Just opened in the spring under the Lanson Place Hospitality portfolio, the new Waterfront Suites is a fully furnished luxury apartment complex located right by the waterfront, just 5 minutes’ walk from Sai Wan Ho MTR station. Every unit — from studios to a two-bedroom penthouse — enjoys panoramic views of the harbour on one side, and a touch of greenery overlooking park life on the other. A stylish pool deck and rooftop space is ideal for private parties or group yoga classes on the weekends. Studios from HK$28,800 per month are inclusive of agent fees and utilities.
Waterfront Suites, 1 Oi Tak Street, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2178 2288
After a whirlwind makeover, the former Taikoo Place Apartments is now named EAST Residences. The complex, managed by the team behind nearby hotel EAST, Hong Kong, comprises 106 apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom suites or penthouses, all located in the buzzing heart of Taikoo Place. It’s just steps away from ample shopping and restaurant choices, exciting arts at ArtisTree, Tong Chong Street Market on Sundays (returning Q4 of 2019) as well as some of Hong Kong’s best hiking trails. Residents can also enjoy luxury amenities such as the 24-hour gym, in-room dining, a landscaped outdoor terrace, plus expert clothing storage and on-demand dry-cleaning and delivery by wardrobe concierge PAKT.
EAST Residences, 23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Following a slew of openings around the Victoria Dockside art and design district this year that began with Rosewood Hong Kong, the ultra-luxe serviced apartments at K11 Artus are well on their way to the Q3 opening date. Ten years in the making, “Artus” is a portmanteau of “art” and “domus,” the latin term for “home.” In line with founder Adrien Cheng’s reputed love for the arts, the residence features a strong curation of art and design, celebrating traditional Chinese craftsmanship that dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. There’s wooden furniture made using baibaoqian inlay and engraving work, and hand painted guangcai ceramics everywhere you look. Even the architectural techniques employ the use of wooden structures and plaster moulding in line with storied methods. André Fu worked on the interiors while the penthouses were individually designed by Joyce Wang, UK’s Fiona Barratt and New York-based Nemaworkshop. A full-service private residence, K11 Artus will also pamper guests with room service from top-tier restaurants at K11 Musea.
K11 Artus, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
If you want to situate yourself in the heart of refined and artful surrounds, the city’s new beacon of luxury hospitality Rosewood Residences comfortably hosts those with such expensive tastes high up in the clouds. Despite being 65 stories tall, the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates-designed tower was built to feel like a legacy manor rather than a five-star property. Think unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour, private lift access (for select units), and a tasteful art collection everywhere you look, with interiors crafted by New York-based Tony Chi, who previously designed the owners’ family estate. Flexible monthly rents start from HK$57,000 for a studio.
Rosewood Residences, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8610