Shek-O Residence in Hong Kong is an outstanding structure located on the top of a hill. Erected on a planar triangular plot by the creative folks from Scott Allen Architecture, this house has bagged several awards for interior design – Best in Residential Category, 2009 International Interior Design Association, Northern Pacific Chapter.
Perched on a perfect knoll above the South China Sea, this private compound takes full advantage of its unique rural site. The house design features strong horizontal lines that extend from the building into the landscape, creating large covered terraces protected from the semi-tropical climate, only one of many sustainable design techniques used throughout the modern residential design. Full-height glass walls help dissolve the connection between inside and outside. The interiors are richly appointed using both native teak and imported woods from the Pacific Northwest.
The entertaining and private living spaces are on a single level, and the garage, servants’ quarters and other support spaces occupy a lower level, tucked into the sloping site.
The location selected for this house is moderately inhabited and rural. An array of tall trees serves as natural canopy, protecting it from the semi tropical climate, which becomes harsh during April to May. The house features a contemporary residential design, and an infinity pool near the entry courtyard receives you into this magnificent house.
Main living room is flanked by magnificent sitting room and a spacious dining room. The house is crammed with a range of spectacular furniture carved out of teak and expensive imported woods. You would see spectacularly designed artistic furniture, cushions, and tables right from the living room to the most oblivious kitchen.
Located in a windy landscape, it offers a warm stay around the year. Full height glass walls bring exterior into interior of this house. The exterior of this landlocked location is blessed with beautiful natural terrain- hills, valleys and marvelous façade.
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