A majestic villa comprised of concrete, glass, stone and steel is perched high atop a rocky hillside overlooking the South China Sea, in the historic fishing village of Shek-O, Hong Kong Island. Olson Kundig Architects designed the home to maximize the breathtaking views of the property and the coastal scenery. Large expanses of glass helps to capture these views, while seamless connections between indoors and out helps merge the home into the landscape. Generous roof overhangs helps to protect the home from the elements. A formal entryway into the villa is accessible through a spacious central courtyard that showcases a beautiful reflecting pool. Flanking either side of the entry is the living and dining room, while the private living zones bookend the single level layout. A second, infinity edge pool travels along the side of the home that faces the ocean, visually merging the water with the island-studded coastline in the distance.
The home’s interior design scheme is inspired by traditional Chinese architecture and furnishings. A simple palette of materials was selected for use throughout, comprising of concrete, steel, wood, limestone and glass. The materials rely on exacting detail and superb craftsmanship to provide an aesthetic that is visually magnificent.
What We Love: This architectural masterpiece showcases sleek lines and beautiful craftsmanship surrounded by stunning scenery. The views from this home are mesmerizing and the glass-like infinity pool looks so inviting… who wouldn’t want to take a dip when you are surrounded by a heavenly ambiance that would surely melt your stresses away! 1 Kindesign readers, what are your thoughts on this incredible Hong Kong Island home? Let us know in the comments below, we love reading your feedback.
Captured in the distance through floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the living room is an island in the South China Sea.
Crossing the central axis of the residence, a long hallway of gallery walls depicts a full length mural painted by artist Mary Ann Peters.
Photos: Benjamin Benschneider & Kevin Scott
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