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Malaysia Tatler Homes - - SANCTUARIES -

on’t judge a book by its cover” is a say­ing that’s def­i­nitely ap­pli­ca­ble to Hong Kong’s real es­tate mar­ket. To find some of the best apart­ments in the city, one must be will­ing to look be­yond the sur­face, as sur­prises await be­neath non­de­script, time-worn fa­cades. Case in point: the stylish ur­ban abode of the Ho fam­ily, nes­tled in the vi­brant neigh­bour­hood of She­ung Wan. From the out­side, their build­ing looks like any other or­di­nary Chi­ne­ses­tyle struc­ture in the West­ern dis­trict. Squeezed be­tween tra­di­tional shops sell­ing dried fish and herbal medicine, the lo­ca­tion is a charm­ing ta­pes­try of old and new, and of lo­cal and global. “I re­ally like our area. It has an au­then­tic feel and is also very con­ve­nient,” says Sabrina, who moved into the 4,000sqft flat just over a year ago with her hus­band An­drew and their two sons, Keane and Ju­lian.

Their Pin­ter­est board brimmed with in­dus­trial-style inf lu­ences as well as a strong affin­ity for a mid-cen­tury mod­ern aes­thetic

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