View of Deep Water for those not in it
To put the sale of your house to public tender, you have to have a fairly exclusive property, and No 3, 39 Deep Water Bay Road fits the bill.
The winning bidder will live in a development of just 12 luxury homes in one of Hong Kong's most exclusive neighbourhoods, where Li Ka-shing and G2000's Michael Tien live close enough to pop round for barbecues or drinks on the terrace.
The home is close to such amenities as the Hong Kong Country Club, the Cricket Club, Happy Valley Racecourse and the Deep Water Bay Golf Course and is a short drive from Wan Chai and Causeway Bay.
The people who live in Deep Water Bay Road are those who do not want to compromise and do not have to. They can have the view, the seclusion and the convenience too.
Such luxury does not come cheap, however, and submitting a bid will be a nerve-wracking experience. Tenders need to be submitted by noon next Friday, and there is no negotiation once a bid has been accepted.
It is easy to see why houses like this do not come on the market often. The view over Deep Water Bay to the south is one of the best on Hong Kong Island. South-facing properties, such as 39 Deep Water Bay Road, catch plenty of sunlight, but unlike Peak properties, they are not shrouded in mist for several months a year.
House 3 covers 4,735 square feet over three floors, with an additional 1,636 sq ft of terrace and roof space and a double garage. The entrance is on the top floor, where the large living room faces the bay through a window that fills one wall. A black marble-topped bar, complete with refrigerator, curves across the back of the room - evidence that the previous tenants found plenty of visitors keen to share the view with them.
A large guest room on the same floor shares the view, and has a large bathroom, with black marble tiles covering floor, walls and ceiling.
The main living areas are on the floor below, where there is a large kitchen, staff quarters, dining room and an additional guest room, study or entertainment room and two bathrooms.
On the lowest floor, there are three bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom - all of which are fitted with large, deep baths. The master bedroom also includes an en suite sauna, large enough to seat a small group.
The terrace area is not huge, compared to the proportions of the house, but is not overlooked and there is plenty of space for barbecues or breakfasts in the open air.
For further information, contact Colliers Jardine Agency on 2822 0700. Tenders should be submitted to Emily Lam at solicitors P.C. Woo and Co, PH: 2533 7700, by noon on December 17.