Our guide to understanding a converted commercial space in Hong Kong?

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.

Dining Table Set up for Dinner
Dining Table Set up for Dinner

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”

Living Space with High Ceilings
Living Space with High Ceilings

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.

Modern Kitchen with High End Appliances
Modern Kitchen with High End Appliances

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.

Location:

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.

Renovated Bathroom with Wooden Countertops
Renovated Bathroom with Wooden Countertops


Interior Highlights

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 Bedroom
Spacious Bedroom

Specs:

  • 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
  • Fully Furnished and Complete Turn-Key Solution
Lounging Area on Rooftop
Lounging Area on Rooftop

Address:

Dining  Area on Rooftop

Dining Area on Rooftop