Overseas Investment Highlight – Luxury Designer Apartment with Mesmerizing Harbor views of Sydney For Sale Asking Price A$3.5 Million

The Apartment – Rare and Exclusive Residence

  • Luxury designer apartment, mesmerizing harbour views – experience 270 degrees expansive views of Sydney and breezes from two large balconies and wide windows
  • Sunny North-east aspect
  • State-of-the-art living with bespoke finishes
  • Entertainer’s kitchen with Miele appliances
Bespoke Kitchen with Top End Appliances from Miele.
Beautifully Proportioned Dining Room which is Flooded with Natural Light
  • Complete renovation, designed by architects and interior designers that took some 10 months – completed in July 2018.
  • The incredibly difficult approval process, and rules and by-laws that need to be adhered to (floor to ceiling heights, acoustic requirements/testing, fire requirements, etc.).
  • 3 bedroom converted into 2 bedrooms to take advantage of expansive view but can be easily converted back into a 3 bedroom if desired.
  • Brand new everything, including all electrical cabling, fuse box, etc, all plumbing, sprinklers and sprinkler pipes.
  • Fully ducted air conditioning in all rooms.
  • Miele kitchen appliances.
  • Custom joinery. 
  • Walk-in wardrobe in Master bedroom and full custom mirrored wardrobe in bedroom 2.
  • Full marble bathrooms (tiles and countertops). Grohe fittings. Villeroy and Boch sink and concealed cistern toilets.
  • Full marble kitchen including splashbacks.
  • Brand new balcony doors to both balconies.
King Sized Bedroom with Floor To Ceiling Windows and Private Access to Balcony.
Top Quality Fixtures and Fittings in Modern Bathroom

The Area – Darling Point

Darling Point is an exclusive residential neighborhood on a small peninsula that sticks out into Sydney Harbour. This is a quiet community in the prestigious Eastern Suburbs with tree-lined streets and a mix of mansions and condominiums. Darling Point is home to affluent and established professionals and families drawn by its central waterside location and amazing views.

Outstanding Panoramic Views from a Good Sized Balcony

Surrounded by Double Bay, Edgecliff, and Rushcutters Bay, Darling Point is renowned for being one of Australia’s most prestigious and expensive real estate suburbs. Being 4km east of the CBD, with some spectacular harbour and city views and easy access to great public transport. 

Views towards Sydney Harbor Bridge

Its location is unbeatable – just 4km to Sydney City (less than 10 minutes drive Its nearest shopping center is Edgecliff less than a 5 minute walk away with supermarkets, specialty shops, cafes, and Edgecliff Station and is a 10-minute walk to Double Bay with its beautiful boutiques, cafes, and restaurants

The Building – Ranelagh

  • Prime location in the highly sought after suburb of Darling Point – unparalleled proximity to Edgecliff Station (across the street) and Eastpoint Food Fair (just above the train station (featuring Coles, Aldi, premium butcher, fishmonger, pharmacies, Asian grocers, florist, bakeries, news agency, hairdressers, beauty salon, cafes and more); less than a ten-minute walk to neighboring Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay.
  • Unique apartment complex set on 1.5 acres of beautifully maintained gardens 
  • Ranelagh boasts two swimming pools, an outdoor pool, and a heated indoor pool as well as saunas.  
  • Three levels of resident garaging on-site and plentiful visitor parking for your family and friends. 
  • All residents have access to secure storage units situated just on the basement level. 
  • The building is managed by the building manager on site and supported by an active Executive Committee. 
  • Building concierge (6 days a week) offers services such as accepting parcels and provides excellent security.   
  • Level lift access from the marble lobby.
Views Towards Double Bay, One of Sydney’s Most Exclusive Neighborhoods

Ranelagh is currently going through a renewal project which will see:

  • a full fire upgrade [COMPLETED]
  • the renovation of individual foyers [COMPLETED]
  • the renovation of the Ground Floor lobby, and
  • the building’s façade remediated/upgraded.

The remediation seeks to modernize the look of the building and rectify some ‘wear and tear’ that has occurred over the years. The uplift in building appearance is forecasted to provide owners with a significant uplift in property value commensurate to the stature and location of the building. 

Floor Plan

Specs

Type: Simplex

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms (Converted from 3)

Size: 135 sqm

Car Parks: 2

Storage Facility: Yes

Outdoor Space: Balcony

Asking Price: A$3.5M

Contact

Anthony Hindmarsh

Tel / Whatsapp: +852 9105 1406

Email: +852 9105 1406

Overseas Investment Highlights – NEWLY RENOVATED DUPLEX NEAR COURS SALEYA / OPERA NICE, FRANCE €428,000

18th Century Renovated Space

Nestled in bustling Old Town Nice two blocks from the famous Promenade des Anglais (Beach) and one block from the Nice Opera House and the Flower Market (Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya) available for sale by owner

Located on the 3rd Floor of an 18 Century walk-up building the space has been entirely renovated with respect and taste. No expense was spared from the custom cabinetry in the kitchen and bedroom finished in tones of imperial blue and brushed gold, the modern and light-filled bathroom with “Porcelanosa” tiles, the Chevon Parquet Flooring, and the quality double glazed windows and the Inverter Type Air Conditioners.

The sunny south-facing living space features 3 meter high ceilings and steps out to a little balcony perfect for al fresco petite dejeuner.

south facing balcony

The lower floor features a good-sized bedroom, large enough for a queen size bed and built-in storage and en-suite bathroom whilst the loft space above features two single beds and another bathroom.

Rich Velvets and Leather are the predominant theme of the Interior Furnishings by Danish Company Bo Concept. Whilst Madura cushions are used for the soft furnishings.

Nice is a great option for a Pied-a-Terre or Investment Property. With over 300 days of Sunshine a Year and a great transportation infrastructure including the tram line (50 meters from the flat) you can fly from Hong Kong to Nice via Dubai, Doha, London or Paris and be home in less than 20 minutes from the airport.

The flat itself can comfortably sleep 6 people and is within 5 minutes walk from all major tourist attractions in Nice as well as Top Restaurants including the original “La Petite Maison” making this an excellent holiday rental opportunity and has successfully achieved 1000 € per week in the high season.

Video of Location
50m to Tram Stop, 100M to Cours Saleya, 150M to Beach and 5 Mins Walk to Place Massena

This flat is offered for Sale by Owner and is free from Agency Fee. Buyers will have the option to purchase all furnishings making this a great investment property and perfect Pied A Terre.

Address: 2 Rue Raoul Bosio, 06300 Nice, France

Size: 48 sqm or 516 sq ft of livable space. (excluding balcony)

Features: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Balcony, South Facing, Fully Furnished.

Asking Price: 450,000 €

Please contact owner Anthony Hindmarsh 91051406 for more details.

Cluny Park

Cluny Park – Mid Levels West

A low-density luxury development completed by well-known developer Sino Land in 2015. Consisting of 15 floors of residential apartments, located at the west end of Conduit Road, close to the Peak trail walk. The 3rd, 5th, and 15th floors have 2 apartments per floor and 6th – 12th Floor have 3, giving it a total of 27 apartments. The sizes range from 1223-2551sf (n). The 3rd floor as well as the top floor have roof terraces along with the ‘C’ apartment on the 12th floor. All the other apartments have balconies. They are finished to a high standard and kitchens are fitted with good quality appliances Units have 3-4 bedrooms and include a car park. The facilities including the outdoor swimming pool, gym, and indoor children’s playroom are for the use of the occupants.

  • District Mid Levels West
  • Address 53 Conduit Road
  • Year Built 2016
  • Number of units 27
  • Size 1223-2551 sq ft
  • Facilities Children’s Playroom – Indoor, Club House, Podium Garden, Gym, Outdoor Swimming Pool

Overseas Investment Highlight – Vancouver’s West End

Vancouver remains the top choice for Hong Kong investors due to the high standard of living and excellent schools. With the recent protests in Hong Kong, the demand for overseas investments have increased, and with low-interest rates and lack of supply, Vancouver Property prices are set to increase in the short to long term.

For investors looking for a Pied a Terre for Self-use or perhaps take advantage of the excellent school catchment areas for sending your kids overseas, we are presenting a lovely one-bedroom owner-occupied (no rentals) condo in a prime downtown Vancouver location.

English Bay
English Bay

Located within minutes walk to the beaches of English Bay and the Stanley Park Sea Walk this freehold strata building completed in 1974 has just undergone an extensive external refurb with brand new windows and paint throughout.

Living Space
Spacious Bedroom
Enclosed Balcony with Green and Mountain Views
Modern Galley Kitchen
Updated Bathroom

This sunny southeast facing unit offers 718 sq ft of living space with a spacious bedroom and a good-sized enclosed balcony that can be used as a den or re-opened to enjoy the amazing tree and snow-capped mountain views.

The interior was last updated in 2013 with all new floors, kitchen, and bathroom cabinets which are still in excellent condition and require no extra investment from the new buyer.

The building is very well maintained with an in-house guardian, sunny swimming pool. communal laundry and covered car park.

Offered for sale at C$ 599,000.00 please contact us for more information.

45 Chung Hom Kok Road

A huge detached property comprising 3 houses combined to 1. It has very high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. It has a unique layout with 12 ensuite bedrooms and 3 family rooms, ideal for a large family. It has plenty of built-in storage, custom-built to high specifications. There are 2 outdoor swimming pools and terraces, perfect for BBQs. It has lovely sea and mountain views. 

  • District Chung Hom Kok
  • Address 45 Chung Hom Kok Road
  • Year Built 1966
  • Number of units 3
  • Size 3076-3206 sq ft

High Rise Buildings In Ap Lei Chau

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Ap Lei Chau – The Complete Guide.

Ap Lei Chau, a small island connected by a bridge to the south of Hong Kong, is a perfect fusion of urban development and links to the city’s fishing past.  With the opening of the MTR Island South Line (East) making Ap Lei Chau more accessible to the rest of Hong Kong, the face of Ap Lei Chau is rapidly changing.

Old Temple

The name Ap Lei Chau is derived from its long and narrow shape that looks like the tongue of a duck.  Now a largely residential island, it still retains some of Hong Kong’s traditional allure with the busy harbour that is the base for fishing vessels and sampans, while old temples and shipyards still dot the island’s shoreline.

1. The Vibe:

Ap Lei Chau has a mix of Modern and Village Rustic Feel and has plenty of attractions for those who choose to call the area home. The Ap Lei Chau Waterfront Promenade is the hub so whether you enjoy a walk on the trail, let the kids unwind at the multiple playgrounds, do some shopping in the various malls or watch the sampans and fishing boats come and go, there is something for everyone.

Park

2. Eateries

Ap Lei Chau is full of reasonably priced local eats.  Apart from traditional “Cha Chaan Tangs”, you have a multitude of international cuisines and seafood restaurants to choose from.

3. The Housing Factor:

This area consists of mainly high-rise developments. There are a few new luxury developments with club facilities being built in the area such as Larvotto and Marinella, as well as the more established sprawling South Horizon development and Sham Wan Towers. Many of these units have good sea views to the southeast, or west towards the Lamma Channel

4. The Convenience Factor:

The MTR South Island Line opened in 2016 and connects Ap Lei Chau with Central in 11 minutes thus completely transforming the convenience factor of this area.

The station of Lei Tung connects passengers from Ap Lei Chau Main Street to the Main Plaza with easy access to all areas including the Promenade.

MTR Exit

5. Examples of some listings In Ap Lei Chau.

MARINA HABITAT | SALE

605 SQ FT | 2 BEDS |HK$ 10.2M

For More Information on living in Ap Lei Chau, Please contact me below:-

Anthony Hindmarsh E-239333

Tel: +852 9105 1406

EMAIL: anthony@qi-homes.com

Lin Fa Temple

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