Top New Hong Kong Properties in 2012
Scores of new developments sprout out in Hong Kong every year, among the numerous listings, we choose our winners based on the property’s location, amenities and design. Below we list the cream of the crop.
Opus Hong Kong, Stubbs Road
"I couldn't believe that sites like this were still available," says award-winning architect Frank Gehry, whose Opus Hong Kong on Stubbs Road, is his residential debut in Asia.
Known for breaking conventional modalities of structural definition, Gehry has successfully made Opus Hong Kong a new landmark. Its helical structure spirals upward, while the interior rotates around a central core tower to give each unit a different interior layout and a panoramic view.
Starting in the second quarter, a total of 12 units will be available for lease. Among them are two duplex garden apartments ranging from approximately 6,000 to 6,900 square feet in size. Each sumptuous unit has access to rooftop swimming pools.
If you think the Marinella in Aberdeen is just another luxury establishment in a prime location with a killer view, you are mistaken. The marina-inspired development opted for a green approach by adhering to the green building code: Installed in the rooftop are photovoltaic panels for renewable energy that heats up water in the clubhouse, while the sky garden allows sunlight and fresh air to seep through naturally.
In terms of location, Marinella is also second to none. Nearby Aberdeen Marina Club and Hong Kong Country Club will make weekends all the more relaxing, and together with its 270º panoramic view of the southern district of Hong Kong, K. Wah Real Estates’ Marinella is looking certain to attract a sellout crowd in the third quarter.
One Mayfair, Kowloon Tong
One Mayfair is the pinnacle of luxury residences in Kowloon, situated in an upraised topography that boasts one of the rarest and most beautiful vistas that have a panoramic view of Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island.
Most of the 120 residences that range from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet are spacious four-bedroom units. In its six penthouses, you will enjoy a private swimming pool, while the 12 ground-level units will come with lush gardens.
The establishment on the traditionally affluent Broadcast Drive is located well within the school network 41 that is home to a fine selection of schools from kindergarten up.
Winfield, Happy Valley
Not a new development per se, Winfield is nonetheless one of the most highly anticipated projects to hit the market this year. Just a stone’s throw away from the Causeway Bay, Winfield is perched on a slope facing the racecourse in Happy Valley.
The completely refurbished establishment inherits the simplistic design of a colonial building, where only two flats are present on each floor with spacious balconies, ensuring privacy and a “box seat” experience during race days.
Set to complete in the third quarter by the Nan Fung Group, each unit in Winfield is also fitted with a HK$1 million kitchenette.
Check out some of Hong Kong's most innovative gardens here.
Shouson Peak, Aberdeen
With 31 houses ranging from 4,002 square feet to 7,745 square feet, Shouson Park is easily one of the grandest developments in Hong Kong this year.
Set to complete in September by the Sun Hung Kai Properties, Shouson Peak is within close proximity to the prestigious Deepwater Bay Golf Club. Each of the 31 houses is sported with a private garages, front and back yards. There is also a 7,745-square-foot unit behemoth, topped with a private pool and a 2,300-square-foot garden.
Its interior is just as exquisite as its exterior, with its luxury bathrooms decked out in premium brands such as Kohler, Duravit, Dornbracht and Gessi for extra elegance.
Amalfi, Discovery Bay
Atop a hill in Yi Pak Bay of the serene Discovery Bay, Amalfi can pass off as a resort.
Amalfi is within close proximity to a 27-hole golf course and the marina club in Discovery Bay. Boasting a spectacular sea view and coastal scenery of Hong Kong, the Amalfi is set to launch in November, with 164 units to offer.