Elegant Transformation of a Tong Lau |11 Upper Station Street, Hong Kong

I came across this rental property from the website of Nest Property, a boutique residential property consultancy specialising in finding unique, characterful and well-designed properties in Hong Kong.

This is 11 Upper Station Street, located at Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island. It is actually a 54 year old,  5-storey Tong Lau 唐樓 (Chinese Tenement Building) re-developed by Swedish boutique developer Helen Lindman into these chic rental units, comprising two duplexes and a top-floor suite.

I was instantly attracted to the elegant interiors. Once a dingy and dimly lit 6-storeys walked-up (scroll to the last to see the “before” picture), the building was renovated into this bright and stylish adobe, nodding to the Scandinavian aesthetic with a hint of oriental influences such as the asian-inspired wardrobe handle and the Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner. The exterior of the building was kept in black and white to preserved the originality of the old building.

Always love a good transformation of old buildings :)

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White + Wood | A Family Home at Mountain Court, Ho Man Tin by A Square

White walls and light wood are perfect combination in creating an easy going and relaxing home, especially given the abundance of sunlight we enjoy all year round in Singapore. Be it Scandinavian, minimalist Japanese or a contemporary modern home, white and wood is a versatile scheme that will fit right in.

In the | White + Wood | series,  we will look at projects that have utilised light wood and neutral palette as the main theme in their design.

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This is a 1380 sqft, 2 bedroom apartment in Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong, shared by a young couple and their son. The designer from A Square has fulfilled the homeowners’ wishes to filled their home with ample of wood, inspired by the green leafy tree visible from the living room. 

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A good looking gallery wall here to add visual interest to the white wall. Keeping the artwork in black and white gives a more contemporary and stylish look.

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I like the idea here, never thought a simple strip of faux grass could be a such a refreshing feature on the wall.

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Peggy Bels | Urban Apartment in Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong

Merry Christmas! May this holiday season sparkle and shine! and I hope you like the apartment in today’s post like I do :)

This 605 sqft apartment in Ap Lei Chau was once dark and dingy, but it does come with picture-perfect view of Aberdeen’s busy harbour (make sure you scroll to view the last picture of the post!). With the help from French interior designer Peggy Bels, the apartment was transformed into a bright and modern adobe that showcases touches of chic Parisian flair.

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A Family Home in Mid-levels 西半山聯邦花園 – by A Square

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I love gallery wall, and i have done one at home. It was a time-consuming process, involved much thinking and testing to figure out the perfect arrangement.

The idea of mixing and matching different art-work or posters on the same wall could be daunting at times, but I think the designer from A Square has created a really good-looking gallery wall in this family home in Mid-levels, Hong Kong. It looks fresh and uncluttered although there are many pieces used.

The rest of the apartment is equally beautiful too, especially the greenery from the balcony . Enjoy the house tour!

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