Pok Fu Lam is a popular residential area for its relative affordability compared with mid-levels and the south side.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we look at a unique Low Rise Colonial Apartment with Rooftop for Rent in Mid Levels Hong Kong
Mid Level is a neighborhood in Hong Kong that is located above Central. It is a popular residential area with locals and expats due to its convenience and multiple transport links.
10 Castle Lane is located in the heart of mid-levels and steps from the Central Mid Levels Escalators. The building was completed in 1959 and has 5 stories with one unit per floor. The building is walking distance to supermarkets and puplic transport as well as being one block from the Soho Location offering a wide varity of dining and drinking options.
The apartment itself is located on the 5th floor and is accessible by a staircase. Once inside you will notice the high ceilings and original hardwood floors. Just off from the living room is a large bedroom which enjoys lots of natural light and is large enough to fit a king size bed. There is a separate living and dining area and just off from there is a large kitchen. The kitchen is large enough to place a breakfast table and has features such as the mosaic tiled floors and wooden countertops.
The private rooftop is accessible via a staircase outside the apartment and occupies the top floor. It is large enough to place outdoor furnishings, a dining table and BBQ making it the perfect entertaining space.
Unique Colonial Walk Up Building
700 sq ft of livable space
700 sq ft of outdoor space
1 large master bedroom, large enough to place a king size bed
1 smaller bedroom large enough for a twin bed
Lots of Windows with through breezes.
Large Kitchen with Ample Storage Space.
Fantastic Location close to all amenities and transportation
Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Live in Mid-Levels Hong Kong
Mid Levels is divided into three key areas namely Mid Levels Central (located just above Central) Mid Levels West (from Garden Road to Western Street) and Mid Levels East (From Kennedy Road to Lower Stubbs Road)
1. The Vibe:
Mid-Levels is an affluent residential area on Hong Kong Island in offering Panoramic Views of Victoria Harbour It is located between Victoria Peak and Central as a result, this area is very popular due to its walking distance to a central, multitude of public transport options and excellent schools.
2. The Proximity To Nature
Mid Levels is close to several well known walks and hikes such as the Bowen Road Fitness Trail and the Old Peak Road / Conduit Road Peak Trail. Both are popular outdoor activities for people who live in Mid-Levels Hong Kong
There are many choices for housing from ultra-luxurious apartments to compact family homes. The costs of apartments vary according to the size, location, and age of the building. Many highrise buildings offer extensive facilities such as swimming pool, gym, and outdoor play areas whereas some low rise buildings will have large balconies that are perfect for entertaining.
4. The Convenience Factor:
Travel to and from the Mid Levels can be done via Road or The Central Mid Levels Escalators. At 800 meters (2,600 ft), it is the longest outdoor escalator in the world. It was opened on 15 October 1993. The escalator runs downhill from 6 am to 10 am and uphill from 10:30 am to midnight every day. Pedestrians traveling in the opposite direction making use of the adjacent stairs and footpaths. Apart from its transportation function, it is a tourist attraction.
There are also multiple public transport options from Large Double Decker Buses to Public Light Buses.
Sheung Wan has seen a rapid transformation over the past few years. It has changed from a sleepy residential neighborhood to a hangout for Hong Kong’s most stylish urban youth” Here is our Top 5 Reasons to Live in Sheung Wan.
1. Cool Vibe
There are plenty of quirky boutiques, trendy bars, cafés, and restaurants are constantly interspersed with Temples and traditional Chinese Herbalists.
2. Quirky Accommodation
Sheung Wan boasts an interesting mix of traditional Chinese walk-ups and modern high-rise buildings, many of which have been renovated with open kitchens and feature the converted private roof terraces.
Living in Sheung Wan can be cheaper than neighboring areas such as Mid Levels or Soho. A One Bedroom Flats can range in Price commencing at HK$25,000 per month to HK$40,000 for anything unique or with a rooftop. A Two Bedroom Flat be as high as $70,000.
3. Convenient Transportation
Sheung Wan is a one stop of the MTR Island Line from Central and an easy 10-minute walk. There are also multiple public transport options taking you to all areas of the island.
4. Trendy Restaurants
Sheung Wan as a huge array of eateries to suit anyone’s taste. It is home to some of the trendies restaurants in the City. Yardbird is a modern izakaya that specializes in yakitori dishes of skewered grilled chicken. Dim Sum Square Serving Local Yum Cha Favorites. Chachawan Serving Authentic Thai Cuisine and Mrs Pound serving East Meets West Fusion Dishes are amoungst a few favoriates.
18 Shelley Street located in SoHo connected by the central mid-levels escalator. The building is a colonial low rise with five floors. You can walk to the central business district in about 7 minutes and is well serviced by public transportation.
This 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom flat has 464 sq ft of livable space and is beautifully renovated in a mid-century modern design. One of the highlights of this apartment is the Fabulous 355 sq ft wrap around terrace. The kitchen features lots of built-in storage and lots of storage.
We take a look at a stunning house for sale in Stanley Hong Kong
Stanley is a coastal town east of Repulse Bay in the South Side District of Hong Kong. It consists mainly of low rise buildings, townhouses, and houses. Stanley is one of the most luxurious residential areas on the Island.
Stanley Knoll is a lowrise complex offering excellent facilities for families. There are good playspaces for children, tennis courts and a large swimming pool, as a result, it is a popular choice. The units are either duplex apartments with roof terrace or penthouse simplex layout with private roof terrace. All have spacious layouts have pleasant outlooks. It is situated in the heart of Stanley, with its beach, restaurants and shops and excellent bus services to all parts of Hong Kong. It is walking distance to Stanley Market, Stanley Plaza and the Bus Station to Central.
This spacious house for sale in Stanley has 4 bedrooms spread over 4 floors with 2 Large terraces of over 800 sf. and renovated in contemporary natural tones. The living room features high ceilings that look out to a lovely sea-views.
Stanley Knoll is the perfect choice for people looking for a complex with lots of facilities for the whole family. There is a large swimming pool, tennis court, and a children’s playground. Everything is a stone throw away making this home a popular choice with expats looking for great value and convenience.
Muti Story Townhouse
Walking Distance to Shops and Public Transport
2 Car Parking Spaces Included.
Large Spacious and Bright Rooms Many of Which have lovely sea views
2595 sq ft of livable space
Large Outdoor Space Options.
Very Family Friendly Complex with Pool, Tennis Courts, and Play Areas.
Sheung Wan is one of the oldest areas in Hong Kong island and has an illustrious past. On 26 January 1841, the British Marines planted the Union Jack Flag and claimed Hong Kong Island for the Crown. On Possession Street, a plaque marks this birthplace of colonial Hong Kong.
The area of Tai Ping Shan has a dark history, traditionally an area full of brothels and due to its unsanitary conditions, the Bubonic Plague ravaged the area causing widespread deaths. In fact, there are stories of bodies piling up as the officials were unable to cope. Over the years the area as changed and is has been called everything from “Hipster” to “Cafe Capital”
“This area has seen a rapid transformation over the past few years, changing from a sleepy residential neighborhood to a hangout for Hong Kong’s most stylish urban youth”
Along many of the streets in Sheung Wan, there are buildings of mixed usage ie: Commercial and Residential. Over the years many of the Commercial Spaces have become occupied as Residential dwellings. Although the government has not officially changed the permitted use they have turned a blind eye to this gray area as many of the spaces are used as home offices.
The result is that many forward-thinking buyers have been snapping up old commercial spaces and converted them into Lofts. Many enjoy high-end renovations and excellent rental returns.
Wing Lok Mansion is a perfect example of a renovated commercial space into a home office. Located in the heard of Sheung Wan and only 5 minutes from the MTR Station. The area has been up and coming for the past few years and has an interesting mix of trendy restaurants and bars alongside traditional Chinese herbalists. The unit is walking distance to the MTR station and public transport.
The beautifully renovated space has been carefully planned to maximize light from the large windows. The Kitchen has been finished to a high standard. The appliances and fittings are of high quality. The floors feature light colored wood. The spacious bedroom has a separate changing area.
Spacious Layout with High-End Renovation.
900 square foot of total space
Good Sized Bedroom with Walk in Closets
High-End Appliances and Fittings including MIELE, GROHE, and TOTO
Bright Open Plan with Lots of Windows.
Private Roof Terrace with Areas for Lounging and BBQ
Happy Valley is an affluent village area south of the famous horse racing course. A friendly neighborhood with plenty of amenities, shops, bars and restaurants and very accessible to the key school districts
This area is very popular and its walking distance to Causeway Bay, the race track, Football club
Village Court on Village Terrace is tucked away up a quiet road behind Village Road. Very close to the supermarket and only a few minutes from the bus, tram, and taxi. The Building has just 5 floors and is a walk-up with a security guard on duty on the road and during the daytime at the building.
This beautifully renovated spacious Two Bedroom and Two Bathroom Apartment has large windows on to a private view of nature. The natural light wooden floors and white walls allow residents to create their own style. The ergonomic Kitchen includes an oven, wine fridge and fridge- freezer.
The guest bathroom has a separate washer and dryer. The Master Bedroom has widows on two sides and plentiful storage. The Second bedroom can fit a queen size bed comfortably.
656 sq ft of livable space
Full Up-Grade with Split Air Conditioners
Quiet and Private Location, Minutes from the Village
Close to Supermarkets, Shops. Transport links and Causeway Bay
Transactions for sale of the second-hand property has increased to a high of 138 resulting in a 40-week high. Buyers are taking advantage of the 5-10 percent drop in property prices from the peak. Owners are generally more negotiable with their pricing, says Anthony Hindmarsh, Director at Qi Homes Property Consultants Ltd.
Hong Kong has experienced a 9 percent from their peak in July 2018 forcing some owners into negative equity.
It was the first time in two years that some property values had dropped below outstanding mortgage loans, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said last week.
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Stanley Market is the must go to place in Hong Kong for Tourists. You can buy anything from garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume Jewelry and souvenirs. Stanley Village and Stanley Fort where the British and Canadian Troops mounted the last stand during the Battle of Hong Kong before surrendering to Japanese Forces in December 1941. It was the barracks of the Former British Army until 1997.
This four story building was completed in 1992 and has a unique location at the corner of Stanley Market. Each of the Rooms have a panoramic 180 degree view of the sea with stunning sunsets.
Ground Floor Shop 587 sq ft (g)
Full High Mezzanine (Cockloft) 587 sq ft (g)
1st Floor Self Contained Apartment 372.4 sq ft (g)
1st Floor Terrace 184 sq ft (g)
2nd Floor Two Bedroom with One Bath 372.4 sq ft (g)
3rd Floor Living Room and Kitchen 372.4 sq ft (g)
Top Floor Roof 186.2 sq ft (g)
Rental Potential – Shop
The Retail Space and Cockloft is in an ideal corner location in Stanley Market which affords excellent walk-u traffic. The ground floor shop is fully outfitted with water and toilet and can expect to achieve around HK$ 45,000 per month.
Rental Potential – 1st Floor
The First Floor comprises of a self contained one bedroom flat with large terrace. The apartment is completely self sufficient with a large bedroom featuring a built in bed and wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with shower. There is a small but functional kitchen. The highlight of this apartment is a large walk out terrace with lovely green and sea views. Currently rented for HK$13K per month.
Rental Potential – 2nd and 3rd Floor
The second and third floor are in fact two separate units divided by a communal staircase. Due to the fact that the top two floors are extremely private, the floorplan has been converted into a duplex with two bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom with shower on the 2nd floor and the living room with kitchen and a toilet on the 3rd floor. The kitchen has pleanty of counter space and storage with good quality appliances. The living room features large panoramic windows offering expansive views over the ocean. The two floors including the private roof terrace can expect to achieve HK$ 25,000 per month.
The Private Roof Top affords 180 degree panoramic views towards Stanley bay and stunning sunset views. The roof top is typically rented with the top two floors to form a triplex unit.
4 Story Building
Completed in 1992
Excellent Corner Location with expansive sea views
Total Area 2220 (g) 1982 (n) of Retail and Residential Space