Hebe Villas House
Client gave up Hong Kong Island Mid-Levels life for a spacious abode with panoramic vistas of the bay.
Country: Hong Kong
Services: Architecture; Interior Design; Alterations & Additions
Budget: $2 million HKD
“The client decided to give up life in the Hong Kong Island Mid-Levels and spent seven months searching for the perfect renovation project in Sai Kung, just 40 minutes drive from the heart of the city. The client wanted a late 20th Century aesthetic – simplistic and modern in design and furnishings.
Many older–style Hong Kong village houses have obscure layouts with closed-in living areas, kitchens and rooms. MAP loves rethinking and reengineering these spaces to create open living environments, to capture natural light and settings and to make the home work the way the owners like to live.
In this case, the Australian family wanted to be connected to the outdoors and to easily transition been inside and outside living spaces. MAP removed all non-structural walls, installed huge picture windows and double height bi-fold doors, and used glass balustrades throughout so as not to block natural light. The rear door swings open to provide views of the ground floor, the outside patio and beyond.
The whole of the second floor is a stylish open-plan bedroom and bathroom with sea views from the entirety of both areas. There is a large amount of cabinet and storage space to reduce clutter and keep to the client’s brief.
This MAP project was awarded a HKDA Award in the Residential Interior category.”