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A new Hong Kong de­vel­op­ment el­e­vates ur­ban apart­ment liv­ing

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‘House liv­ing in the sky’ – that was the work­ing con­cept for The Great Room in the show apart­ment at Hong Kong’s 8 Deep Wa­ter Bay Drive, de­vel­oped by the Nan Fung Group and Ver­vain Re­sources. A mul­ti­func­tional, for­mal space de­signed for en­ter­tain­ing, the room of­fers breath­tak­ing views of the emer­ald slopes of Mount Cameron. ‘We wanted to max­imise the light, airy feel­ing of liv­ing at el­e­va­tion – to pro­vide all the ben­e­fits of apart­ment liv­ing with the pri­vacy and seclusion of a de­tached house,’ says the prop­erty’s in­te­rior de­signer Alexan­dra Cham­pal­i­maud. The de­vel­op­ment fea­tures more than 80 per cent green space, a rar­ity in hy­per-dense Hong Kong. ‘To make a con­nec­tion with na­ture, floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows were in­stalled, which also make the units feel more spa­cious.’ Ma­te­ri­als, tex­tures, colours and fur­nish­ings were cho­sen with care. ‘Light oaks, soft whites and smoky veined mar­ble, paired with un­der­stated custom mill­work and fin­ishes, add to the sense of light­ness,’ says Cham­pal­i­maud.

Her calm­ing ap­proach to de­sign ref­er­ences an un­der­stand­ing of the big-city res­i­dent’s de­sire for seren­ity and un­der­state­ment. With its com­mutable lo­ca­tion and nat­u­ral sur­round­ings, 8 Deep Wa­ter Bay Drive’s aes­thetic speaks of a ‘new lux­ury’. ‘De­fined by crafts­man­ship, space and ex­pe­ri­ence, lux­ury to­day is about sub­tlety. It’s the things that are not im­me­di­ately ob­vi­ous that speak vol­umes about a space. There’s a quiet in­tel­li­gence to it.’

The in­tel­li­gent ap­proach con­tin­ues with four be­d­rooms that boast custom leather and fab­ric wall cov­er­ings, state­ment pen­dant lamps, and wel­com­ing neu­tral tones paired with strik­ing metallics. ‘Ev­ery fin­ish and piece of fur­ni­ture used should be a de­lib­er­ate choice,’ says the de­signer. ‘Good home de­sign is time­less. It doesn’t ad­here to a par­tic­u­lar trend, but still has a fo­cused point of view that gives the space a voice while al­low­ing the oc­cu­pier to make it their own.’

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