Live Large in a Hong Kong High Rise

  • Live Luxe in Hong Kong

    The first rule of real estate is location, location, location and it does not get much better for businessmen, bankers and billionaires than Hong Kong, one of the world’s most vibrant, sophisticated and densely populated centers for international finance. Despite the recent global economic slowdown, the luxury housing market in Hong Kong has grown steadily into the same rarefied real estate air of notoriously, and even outlandishly pricey cities such as Tokyo, New York and London. As a result of the limited amount of buildable land in Hong Kong, the city developed vertically with sliver-thin skyscrapers that cluster along the city’s many beaches and perch dramatically on the steep hillsides of Victoria Peak. Space is so tight in Hong Kong that there are few American-style estates with private swimming pools and tennis courts. Instead, the most expensive residential properties are more often found in high-rises and small, gated enclaves of attached and semi-detached townhouse-type properties. Photo Credit: Getty Images
    Hillside Hong Kong
  • Hillside Hong Kong

    High above Hong Kong, a three-story semi-detached house with 4,750 square feet weighs in with a whopping price tag of $35 million U.S. dollars (HKD 268 million). Photo Credit: Asia Pacific Properties
    Hillside Hong Kong
  • Hillside Hong Kong

    The hillside house, located near the suburb of Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms and panoramic mountain, city and Southside sea views from almost every room. Photo Credit: Asia Pacific Properties
    Hillside Hong Kong
  • Hillside Hong Kong

    In addition to the separate living and dining rooms, the contemporary residence is well-equipped with a sleek kitchen that boasts a commercial grade stove, a wine cabinet and two refrigerators. Live-in help can be accommodated in two staff bedrooms that share a single bath. Photo Credit: Asia Pacific Properties
    Hillside Hong Kong
  • Hillside Hong Kong

    No expense was spared nor any luxury stone left unturned in the bathrooms or the master suite that includes dual baths and a custom-fitted walk-in closet. One particularly sexy bathroom has a large shower space with a mirrored ceiling. Photo Credit: Asia Pacific Properties
    Hillside Hong Kong
  • Hillside Hong Kong

    A custom-made Italian elevator services all floors, including that of the roof terrace. Thirty-five million HKD may get someone double height ceilings with soaring walls of glass and two coveted parking spots but at least in the case of this house, it does not buy a private swimming pool, which must be shared with the few other residents of the gated, secured community. For more information, contact Asia Pacific Properties at +852 2281 7800. Photo Credit: Asia Pacific Properties
    Repulse Bay
  • Repulse Bay

    Repulse Bay, one of Hong Kong’s most desirable and expensive suburbs, sits on the scenic southern side of Hong Kong Island, where a large, but far from huge apartment sits perched on a cliff with fetching views of the bay and beach. The apartment carries an asking price of $16 million (HKD 122 million). Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    Repulse Bay
  • Repulse Bay

    The two-story apartment spans 3,300 square feet and includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms and oversized windows that provide some of the best beach views that (a vast sum of) money can buy in Hong Kong. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    Repulse Bay
  • Repulse Bay

    The custom-fitted apartment includes living and dining areas, a library/office with built-in cabinetry and a thoroughly modern kitchen that's separated from the dining area by a frameless sheet of floor-to-ceiling glass. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    Repulse Bay
  • Repulse Bay

    The master bedroom includes a sleek marble-walled bathroom with a double vanity, a freestanding soaking tub and a separate shower. A glass panel behind the counter top allows the homeowner to brush his or her teeth while soaking up the view of the beach. For more information, contact Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty at +852 3108 2108. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    The Peak
  • The Peak

    The lower end of the highest priced properties in Hong Kong still comes in at a staggering $10 million (HKD 80 million), the price of a 3,300 square foot apartment at The Peak, an area that can be thought of as the Beverly Hills or Upper Fifth Avenue equivalent of Hong Kong. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    The Peak
  • The Peak

    The four bedroom/four full bathrooms apartment has generous formal living and dining areas with jaw-dropping city and coastline views. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    The Peak
  • The Peak

    The bathrooms have gold-plated fixtures and the clean-lined kitchen has flat-fronted teak cabinetry and top-grade appliances, including an integrated side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. For more information, contact Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty at +852 3108 2108. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    Shek O
  • Shek O

    Back up on the upper end of the vertiginous Hong Kong real estate market, in a secluded spot in the beachside village of Shek O, a spacious single family residence can be had for the princely sum of $32 million (HKD 250 million). Photo Credit: Asia Pacific Properties
    Shek O
  • Shek O

    The five bedroom/five bath mini-mansion measures 4,300 square feet and includes a private garage, two staff bedrooms and an extraordinarily rare flat lawn that's large enough to host a game of croquet. Photo Credit: Asia Pacific Properties
    Back to the Peak
  • Back to the Peak

    The sky’s the limit at the tippy-top of the real estate food chain in Hong Hong. Located in the über-swank and impossibly expensive Peak area, a five-floor townhouse style apartment in an exclusive enclave has 7,000 square feet of interior space and a brain-blistering asking price of around $51 million (HKD 400 million). Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    Back to the Peak
  • Back to the Peak

    The luxe main rooms all have floor-to-ceiling glass walls and include formal living and dining room, plus a den with a marble floor, garden views and an oversized flatscreen TV that's set James Bond-style into a wall covered entirely by a smoky mirror. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    Back to the Peak
  • Back to the Peak

    The kitchen equipment and finishes are top quality, as are the amenities that include a private elevator, a private 500 square feet garden and secured parking. The six houses in the high-priced development share one swimming pool, a fitness facility and a clubhouse. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
    Back to the Peak
  • Back to the Peak

    The swimming pool may be shared with the five other ritzy residences in the development, but a private, multi-level roof terrace does offer residents and their guests outdoor dining space and a two-person spa with an eye-popping fifty-million dollar view of the ocean over southern Hong Kong Island. For more information, contact Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty at +852 3108 2108. Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty
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