Inside a Hong Kong village house like no other – a stylish, functional family home

Hong Kong’s village houses are as cookie-cutter as they come but one Sai Kung abode stands out from the rest

BY CHARMAINE CHAN

Hong Kong village houses are often studies in uniform ugliness, built cheaply to cookie-cutter plans. Think small windows, exposed pipes and exterior walls blighted by air conditioners and other eyesores.

Andrew Ho Hoi-tung’s three-storey, 2,100 sq ft village house in Sai Kung breaks the mould for several reasons: he designed it in 2013 to meet his and his family’s practical needs and aesthetic sensibilities. A British-trained structural engineer, he saw the potential to create a family home from a semi-detached block of three units, maximising the site’s knockout sea and green views.

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The rooftop boasts sea and green views, with Sai Kung town in the distance.

Roof

On the ledge, the bronze rooster was a gift from Tammy Ho. The sofa set (HK$10,990) came from SofaSale.

The full story you find on the SCMP website.