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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