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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Tai Hang – The Complete Guide.

Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Live in Tin Hau Hong Kong

Considered one of the coolest places in Hong Kong, for its old style low rise buildings and small one way streets. It has the vibe of a quiet and peaceful village but its situated right is in the middle of the city.  Only during the Dragon Festival do the streets become super packed when it celebrates this old tradition. The rest of the time its slow pace attracts people looking for a special place to visit.

Tai Hang is at the back of Victoria Park and walking distance from Tin Hau and Causeway Bay, the area is slowly evolving and great restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques are opening up in the quiet side streets.  At night its easy to mistake the peaceful village vibe for something in the country

This is a rapidly evolving, the area is home to a host of restaurants, vintage stores, artisanal coffee shops, and a growing lineup of design-driven boutiques. As a result it is a popular area to live with locals and expats alike.   Here’s why.  

1. The Vibe:

Tai Hang neighborhood offers a laid-back vide alternative to all the buzz of Causeway Bay yet only a stone throw away.    The area has an interesting mix of old temples and trendy eateries as well as a large mix of housing from Modern Highrises to Old Colonial Walk Ups.  

Typical Street in Tai Hang with Old Meets New Vibe
Typical Street in Tai Hang with Old Meets New Vibe
Bordering Victoria Park with a plethora of outdoor activities.
Bordering Victoria Park with a plethora of outdoor activities.

2. Trendy Eateries and Cafes

Many of the areas restaurants and cafes offer a relaxing and chilled out vibe. From “Tipsy” Restaurant & Bar features the finest global ingredients for a unique tasting experience to “Raman Nagi”, an internationally renowned ramen restaurant to “Second Draft” a much-buzzed-about gastropub, the food options are endless and varied.

Tipsy Bar and Restaurant
Tipsy Bar and Restaurant
Ramen Nagi
Ramen Nagi

Most cuisines are represented from French to Indian. Despite offering an international array of restaurant choices Sai Ying Pun retains much of its local flavor with local Chinese markets and Butchers alongside gourmet food purveyors.

3. The Housing Factor:

There are many choices for housing from modern highrises some with stunning views overlooking Causwaybay to Quaint Colonial Walk-Up Buildings in the Older Part of Tai Hang offering a distinct character of the area.

View from a High Rise in Tai Hang
View from a High Rise in Tai Hang
Typical Street in  Tung Lo Wan Road,
Typical Street in Tung Lo Wan Road,

4. The Convenience Factor:

Tai Hang is well serviced by Public transport including buses, minibusses and taxis are easily accessible. Wanchai Waterfront and the Central business district are within 5 to 10-minute driving distance. The famous shopping district Causeway Bay lies 5-minute driving distance away with connections to the underground railway station. Public buses and minibusses to Central and Causeway Bay also serviced the area.

Tai Hang is well-supported by multi-national schools: the Chinese International School in Braemar Hill, the Japanese International School in North Point, the French International School in Jardine’s Lookout, and the Hong Kong Academy on Stubbs Road.

Map of Area - Tai Hang
Map of Area – Tai Hang

There are also multiple public transport options from Large Double Decker Buses to Public Light Buses.

5. Examples of some listings In Tai Hang.

ILLUMINATION TERRACE | SALE

489 SQ FT | 2 BEDS | HK$ 12.7 M

For More Information on living in Tai Hang, Please contact me below:-

Jane Buckthought

TEL: +852 9102 1516

EMAIL: jane@qi-homes.com

13 Brentwoood Ave

Why this Luxury Toronto Home is a great investment for Hong Kongers.

13 Brentwood Avenue is an architectural modern masterpiece surrounded by nature in the Lansing-Westgate community of Toronto, Canada.

Spacious Living Areas
Spacious Living Areas

Great Location Close to Excellent Schools

Located on a very private cul-de-sac with wrap-around ravine, the home was designed and built by the Vice President of Design and Construction for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  

Ample Space for Family Gathering
Ample Space for Family Gathering

Ample Space for Family Gathering

This 5 bed, 5 bath home, is built on a lot of 49.2 feet by 175 feet, and has over 5,000 square feet of livable space, with 4 parking spaces, 2 kitchens, and a separate walk-out lower level guest suite. 

Modern Open Kitchen
Modern Open Kitchen

Quality Finishings built to Last

Custom furniture adorns each immaculately designed room, and Brazillian cumaru hardwood, and Italian Traverntine limestone floors grace the main and upper levels.   Cherry Wood Doors, anodized aluminum windows, 3 gas fireplaces, built-in speakers, dazzling bathrooms wrapped in stone, and a walk-out completely finished lower level with apartment. Gorgeous sweeping views of the ravine wrap around. 

Great Privacy and Close to Nature

Great Outdoor Space
Great Outdoor Space

Excellent schools, public transit, parks, tennis, golf, hiking, skiing, highway access to downtown and away from the city. 

Specs

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Car Garage
  • Total 8,608 sq ft.
  • Asking Price: C $ 3,500,000.00

For a referral to the local agent please contact: Anthony Hindmarsh Whatsapp +852 91051406 or email: anthony@qi-homes.com

Bedroom

Why Home Staging is helping beat Hong Kongs Challenging Property Market

“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.” Alex Sheldon, The Home Stylist

The Home Stylist (THS) tell this to every one of their clients, to help them understand how important their unique personality is in styling their home. Home is not just a place, with well-lit rooms and nicely arranged furniture. Home is a feeling that you get from all these elements put together in just the right way, with just the right amount of personal touch.

But, how do we create that ‘feeling’ of home when the place in question doesn’t yet have an owner to give it personality? This is where home staging comes in, and it is much more than just nicely arranged furniture.

In Hong Kong’s current challenging and competitive residential sales and leasing market, professional property staging has become an essential ingredient in achieving success.

So what is Home Staging?

Home staging is the process of preparing a property for sale or lease with select pieces of furniture and decor. The goal of staging an otherwise empty space in this way is to help potential buyers or renters easily imagine themselves living there. By creating a feeling of ‘home’ with clever styling details, property stagers are able to sell homes for more with less time on the market.

Home Staging Hong Kong
Mid Levels Apartment – Before Staging
Home Staging Hong Kong
Mid Levels Apartment – After Staging

Staged Homes Proven to Rent and Sell Quicker by up to 87%

“It is quite surprising how few people really can visualize an empty space transitioned to their own place! Done properly, home-staging a property gives landlords at least a 60% better chance of having clients walk in the door and say – ‘this is the one for me’.” According to the US National Association of Realtors, for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400. “A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster than non-staged homes.”

“Properties need to present beautifully in print, online and in-person in order to achieve the best price in the shortest possible time,” says Alex. After 2 decades in the home styling and real estate realms, this is something that the THS team has seen time and time again.

“It’s important to create a home, not a showroom which is why a stylist’s eye is so crucial. Every person viewing the property needs to be able to visualize living there ”

Home Staging Hong Kong
First Impressions – Before and After Staging

Offering Diverse Furnishings to Highlight Every Type of Space

THS Property Staging team have just finished staging a 2300sqft 4Bed property in Midlevels in October 2019 on the market for HKD58 million.  For this high-end family home, THS chose furniture and decor from their preferred suppliers, including Hong Kong homeware stores Bo Concept, Tequila Kola and Australian lamp designers Bragg & Co, plus a number of their own accessories and art.

Of course, one style cannot appeal to everyone which is why THS also offers digital lookbooks of room renderings to compliment their staging services. This way they can stage one impeccable room and then take clients on a virtual tour of the rest of the property and show other design concepts. 

Creating Relaxing Spaces - Before
Creating Relaxing Spaces – Before Staging
reating Relaxing Spaces - After
Creating Relaxing Spaces – After Staging

Complete Turnkey Solutions at Every Budget

As a small agency, specializing in personal and tailored services, The Home Stylist finds a unique solution for each and every client depending on their property, their target market and their budget. As a team of project managers with a flair for design, they are not afraid to think outside the box in their quest to create that special feeling of home.

With this Mid-Levels apartment, it is clear that staging made a huge impact. The home, untouched by the owners for more than 40 years, had over 20 viewings in the first few days. 

Qi Homes have successfully partnered with THS on several projects successfully in order to help Rent and Sale apartments throughout Hong Kong. Staging is proven effective in selling the property 50% faster compared to unstaged flats. Furnishing flats with quality finishing also give the property “perceived value” explains Anthony Hindmarsh, Director of Qi Homes meaning buyers or renters are less likely to negotiate as hard. We highly recommend THS and their team of expert Interior Designers to produce the most effective results in any client’s budget. For more information please contact us at contact@qi-homes.com

Highlighting Selling Features - Before
Highlighting Selling Features – Before Staging
Kitchen After Staging
Highlighting Selling Features – After Staging

Why this Sheung Wan Studio is a Perfect Pied a Terre.

Hollywood Road is a popular street that stretches from Central to Sheung Wan and comprises of many antique shops and popular eateries.

Open Plan Living with Lots of Natural Light

Location:

Wah Koon is a highrise building is located on Hollywood Road. It was completed in 1978 and consists of 20 floors with 10 units per floor. The units vary in size from 256 sq ft to 355 sq ft.

This flat is conveniently located close to the Man Ho Temple and is walking distance to Central. The Sheung Wan MTR Station is 5 minutes walk.

Sleeping Area

Interior Highlights:

This bright and airy apartment was renovated several years ago with a new kitchen and bathroom and features light colored floors and windows throughout. The open studio layout maximizes the natural light from the south-facing windows.

There is plenty of built in storage and the sleeping area can be divided off in case the occupants have guests.

Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

Specs:

  • 275 sq ft (net) of living space
  • Open Plan Studio Layout
  • Sunny South Facing with Lots of Windows
  • Lots of Storage
Open Plan Kitchen

Key Information

https://www.qi-homes.com/blog/sheung-wan-guide

Why this Soho apartment is the perfect rental home.

Soho is an area in Hong Kong located South of Hollywood Road and includes Elgin Street, Staunton Street and Bridges Street. It is popular for its abundance of food and drink options.

Location:

Grandview Garden is a building on Bridges Street consisting of two high rise blocks. Each unit is approx 600 sq ft. The building is a popular choice with young urban professionals who want to be close to the bars and restaurants of Soho without being on top of them.

Soho consists of older buildings many of which do not have elevators and modern high rise buildings.

This area is also close to the mid levels which is perfect for walks or hikes.

Interior Highlights:

The apartment itself has been transformed from the original 3 bedroom layout to a well proportioned one bedroom. The living room features a large kitchen that occupies the entire wall and has been finished in modern white cabinetry and black countertops. There is also an addition of a large island that adds to the counter space and storage. The floors have been finished with a tile in a neutral palette of gray. The master bedroom features a modern en-suite bathroom and ample storage.

Specs:

  • 395 sq ft (net) of living space
  • One Good Sized Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Modern Kitchen with Island
  • Electronic Door Lock
  • Easy to Clean Tile Flooring.
  • Lots of Storage
  • Good Quality Appliances

Key Information

Loft in the Middle of the Historic Part of Nice for Sale 3 - Qi-Homes

Rooftop Flat in Pok Fu Lam – The Entertainers Dream Home

Crown Terrace is a quiet residential street in Pok Fu Lam which is extremely popular for expats and locals due to its unique mix of low rise buildings. This stunning third floor home is located on the top floor of a low rise building with a private staircase leading from the flat to a private rooftop via an internal staircase. Private Rooftop apartments rental in Pok Fu Lam

Private Rooftop Flat in Pok Fu Lam

Location:

Crown Terrace is an area of Pok Fu Lam consists of older buildings many of which do not have elevators. It is located on the western tip of Hong Kong Island between Kennedy Town to the East and Aberdeen to the West. There is a high speed road link to Central in 15 minutes.

This area is also close to a nice waterfront coastline which is perfect for walks or hikes.

View from Flat in Pok Fu Lam with Sea View in the Distance

Interior Highlights:

The apartment itself is located on the 3rd Floor of a Colonial Walk-Up Building. The highlight of this apartment is the internal staircase that leads to a wonderful private rooftop which includes outdoor seating, dining, built in BBQ and a Jacuzzi. The internal layout has been renovated to a two bedroom layout with a large master bedroom with ample built-in storage and a hotel style bathroom. The kitchen is small but functional and incluses a seperate maid’s room.

Main Living Space in Flat in Pok Fu Lam

Specs:

  • Top Floor Flat with Internal Staircase to Private Roof Terrace
  • Very Unique Two Bedroom Layout Easy to Convert to Three Bedroom
  • Large Master Bedroom
  • Floor to Ceiling Built-in Storage
  • Good Quality Renovation
  • Seperate Maid’s Room
  • Quiet Residental Neighbourhood
  • 15 Minutes to Central via High-Speed Road Link
  • 10 Minutes to Closest MTR station at Kennedy Town
  • Good Sized Car Park with Testla Charging Station
Private Staircase to Roof in Flat in Pok Fu Lam

Key Information

  • Address: 18-22 Crown Terrace
  • Asking Price for SALE HK$ 34 Million
  • Available Immediately – Viewing by Appointment.
  • Please contact Anthony Tel +852 9105 1406 or email: anthony@qi-homes.com
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Jacuzzi in Flat in Pok Fu Lam

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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Pok Fu Lam Hong Kong – The Complete Guide

Investment Flat in Sheung Wan – Why this colonial walk up is a perfect choice.

This unique Investment Flat in Sheung Wan in a colonial walk up building which offers the perfect mix of price and uniqueness

Living Room of Flat in Sheung Wan

Location:

Square Street in Sheung Wan is a quiet small lane that connects Hollywood Road to Tai Ping Shan. Once a street well known for Coffin Makers today it’s a trendy residential area that offers a great mix of lifestyle options. We help you to find quality Sheung Wan apartments for rent at the best price with various apartment (flat/ suite) rental options

Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan

Interior Highlights:

The apartment itself is a combination of two separate flats that has been converted into one that occupies the entire Third Floor that is accessible via a staircase. Once inside you will notice the high ceilings and large windows stretching from the bedroom to the living room. Just off from the living room is a kitchen with ample counter space and built-in appliances. The cabinetry is finished in matt white and offers able storage throughout.

Spacious Bedroom in Flat in Sheung Wan

The spacious bedroom is separated from the living room through a folding louver door which keeps the space open and airy. A large built-in cupboard occupies the entire back wall of the bedroom and a sperate wall to ceiling storage cabinet is located next to a writing desk.

Bright Bathroom Flat in Sheung Wan

The modern bathroom has been finished in muted tones of sandstone with built -n storage and a large shower, There are windows providing natural light throughout.

Specs:

  • Unique Colonial Walk Up Building
  • Combined Two Units occupying one whole floor.
  • Large Master Bedroom
  • Floor to Ceiling Built-in Storage
  • High-Quality Hard Wood Floors
  • Modern Bathroom with Lots of Windows
  • Great Layout
  • Minutes from Historic Man Ho Temple and 5 Minutes to MTR
  • Large Kitchen with Modern Cabinetry and Built-in Appliances.
Kitchen Flat in Sheung Wan

Key Information

Floor Plan Flat in Sheung Wan

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Sheung Wan – The Complete Guide.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Sai Ying Pun – The Complete Guide

Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Live in apartments in Sai Ying Poon Hong Kong

Sai Ying Pun is built on the steeply sloping lower slopes of Victoria Peak and also west of the Central Business District.  It stretches from Connaught Road West to the North to Bonham Road to the South and from Eastern Street to the East to Pok Fu Lam Road to the West.

1. The Vibe:

Sai Ying Pun is a popular residential area on Hong Kong Island consiting of mainly older low rise buildings and modern high rises.  The area has seen a  massive urban development over the past 10-15 years with the culmination of the opening of the MTR Station in 2017.

Busy Street in Sai Ying Poon at Queens Road East
Busy Street in Sai Ying Poon at Queens Road East

2. Trendy Eateries and Cafes

The main arteries that make up the core of Sai Ying Pun are First, Second, Third and High Street. Over the past 10 years many of the car repair shops and local shops have made way to trendy restaurants and cafe’s.

restaurant and cafe in Sai Ying Pun
One of the many restaurants and reason to live in sai ying pun

Most cuisines are represented from French to Indian. Despite offering an international array of restaurant choices Sai Ying Pun retains much of its local flavour with local Chinese markets and Butchers along side gourmet food purveyors.

3. The Housing Factor:

There are many choices for housing from older 70’s buildings to ultra-modern apartments many with extensive facilities such as swimming pool, gym, and outdoor play areas . The average size of apartments in Sai Ying Pun range from 500-1000 sq ft.

Rooftop Flat close to Pok Fu Lam Road
Rooftop Flat in Sai Ying Pun

4. The Convenience Factor:

Sai Ying Pun station, which is one of the MTR stations and part of Hong Kong Island line, started servicing the area on 29 March 2015. Trams run along Des Voeux Road West, taking passengers to the east or west of Hong Kong Island.

Many bus routes run along Des Voeux Road and Queens Road West, with some routes routed through the lower parts of Water Street and Pok Fu Lam Road. Most streets are too steep or narrow for buses, however green minibuses and some red minibus routes travel through the upper streets.

Taxis frequent First, Second and Third Streets.

A series of escalators can take pedestrians up Centre Street, from First Street to Bonham Road via the Sai Ying Pun Market.

MTR Station on Bonham Road
MTR Station on Bonham Road

There are also multiple public transport options from Large Double Decker Buses to Public Light Buses.

5. Examples of some listings In Sai Ying Pun.

Fook On Building


FOOK ON BUILDING

350 sq ft, 1 Bedroom

Asking HK$ 22,000 per month

The Summa


THE SUMMA

769 sq ft, 1 Bedroom

Asking: $24.8 Million (Sale)

For More Information on living in Sai Ying Pun, Please contact me below:-

Anthony Hindmarsh

TEL: +852 9105 1406

EMAIL: anthony@qi-homes.com

Duplex Penthouse in Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam for Sale

Today we feature a stunning Top Floor Duplex Apartment in Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam.

Pok Fu Lam is a residential area on the western tip of the of Hong Kong. It is notable for its quiet, green living environment. It is a popular choice for expats due to the proximity to excellent schools, and the University of Hong Kong as well as the Quick Commute to Central. Pok Fu Lam has lots of residential options from large scale complexes to small colonial walk up low rises.

Location

Baguio Villa is located in Pok Fu Lam and is a luxury residential complex comprising of a total of 33 Blocks. The Duplex apartments size ranges from 1,100 square feet (100 m2) to 2,700 square feet (250 m2).

Internal Staircase in Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Interior Highlights

This Penthouse in Baguio Villa has been completely renovated and comprises of 4 good sized bedrooms spread over 2489 sq ft of internal space and 2500 sq ft of outside space. The private roof terrace is accessible by an internal staircase and features separate eating, sitting and lounging areas and is perfect for entertaining. There is also a large balcony with sea views and just off the modern and well-appointed living room.

Open Living and Dining Space in Baguio Villa Hong Kong

The modern kitchen has high-end appliances and a separate eat-in area. There are large windows offering lots of natural night.

Facilities

Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam offers many outdoor facilities that is perfect for the whole family. There is a large communal pool, tennis courts and multiple play areas for children. There is also a good sized supermarket in the complex.

Modern Kitchen in Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Transportation

  • There are multiple puplic transport options from Baguio Villa
  • # 8 Baguio Villa to Central only.
  • # 8X Baguio Villa and the Central (Exchange Square) Bus Terminus.[
  • # 28 Baguio Villa to Causeway Bay (via Central)
  • # 28S Baguio Villa to Causeway Bay (via Kennedy Road)
Bedroom with Sea View Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Specs

  • Top Floor Duplex Apartment with Private Rooftop
  • Internal Staircase
  • Balcony with Full Sea View
  • Spacious Eat-in Kitchen with High-End appliances
  • Family Friendly Complex with Pool, Tennis, and Playground
  • Self Contained and Convinient with Supermarkets and Easy Transport links.
Luxurious Bathroom Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Address Pok Fu Lam

  • Baguio Villa Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Building Age 1977
  • Viewing By Appointment, Contact Anthony @ 9105 1406 or email: anthony@qi-homes.com
  • Asking HK$ 76 Million
  • Management Fee HK$ 5200 Monthly Rates HK$ 3333
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK THIS LINK
Spacious Balcony Baguio Villa Hong Kong
Spacious Balcony Baguio Villa Hong Kong

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Pok Fu Lam – The Complete Guide

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Pok Fu Lam Hong Kong – The Complete Guide

Pok Fu Lam is a popular residential area for its relative affordability compared with mid-levels and the south side. 

Unique Apartment with Roof Terrace in Pok Fu Lam
Unique Apartment with Roof Terrace in Pok Fu Lam

1. The Vibe:

The residential area of Pok Fu Lam is located on the western tip of the of Hong Kong. It is notable for its quiet, green living environment. It is a popular choice for expats due to the proximity to excellent schools, the University of Hong Kong as well as the Quick Commute to Central. Pok Fu Lam has lots of residential options from large scale complexes to small colonial walk up low rises.

Map of Western Tip of Hong Kong Island Pok Fu Lam
Map of Western Tip of Hong Kong Island Pok Fu Lam

2. The Proximity To Nature

This Part of Hong Kong enjoys a coastline along the western tip of Hong Kong Island where you can find many interesting walks close to the water. It also has popular hikes and trails through the Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to the Peak.

Pok Fu Lam Reservoir
Pok Fu Lam Reservoir

3. The Housing Factor:

There are many choices for housing from ultra-luxurious apartments complexes such as Bel Air to smaller low rise walk up building such as those found in Bisney Road. Many flats offer panoramic sunset views. Many highrise buildings enjoy panoramic sea and sunset views, extensive facilities such as swimming pool, gym, and outdoor play areas whereas some low rise buildings will have large balconies or rooftops that are perfect for entertaining.

Ocean Views from High Rise Apartment in Pok Fu Lam
Large Scale Housing Complex in Pok Fu Lam

4. The Convenience Factor:

There is a multitude of public transportation options. Not far is the Hong Kong University MTR station, Large Double Decker Buses and Small Mini Buses leave from Pok Fu Lam to Central, Causeway Bay or to Aberdeen. Commute time to Central Business District is a mere 15 Minutes Via the HIghway Route 4 Linking Kennedy Town to Central.

Ocean Views from High Rise Apartment in Pok Fu Lam
Ocean Views from High Rise Apartment in Pok Fu Lam

5. Examples of some listings In Mid Levels.

View From Apartment


BEL AIR – RENT

1780 sq ft, 4 Bedroom

HK$ 90,000 per month

BAGUIO VILLA – SALE

2487 sq ft, 4 Bedroom

Asking: $76 MILLION

For More Information on living in Pok Fu Lam, Please contact me below:-

Anthony Hindmarsh

TEL: +852 9105 1406

EMAIL: anthony@qi-homes.com