Combining green living with urban convenience

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 December, 2009, 12:00am

A mesmerising blend of space, healthy living and the convenience of having both nature and the best of city life on their doorsteps has for decades drawn Hong Kong's professional elite to Mid-Levels.

There are few locations in Hong Kong that can offer a lifestyle that combines all these elements, which is why it continues to be one of the island's most desirable and sought-after places to live.

In addition, the people who make the Mid-Levels their home can also enjoy being part of a unique community - one which, like the trees and foliage that flank this neighbourhood, has thrived and prospered for more than a century.

It's a community that brings together like-minded people who appreciate hearing bird song from their balconies or watching how the seasons change the colour of the dramatic natural forest that dominates the view behind of The Peak.

In their homes, they can enjoy all the comforts of luxury living while at the same time having the added attraction of a little piece of Hong Kong's natural beauty right on their doorstep.

In recent years, Kerry Properties has been keen to carry over this green living theme to the exclusive residences that have taken their place on the city skyline, nestled between the green slopes of The Peak and the towering man-made masterpieces of Central below.

Big picture windows and expansive balconies giving unobstructed views are incorporated into the design of apartments and penthouses, as in the case of the recently renovated Tavistock on Tregunter Path.

The Tavistock, like other residences in the May Road area, also boasts a wide range of facilities to cater for the expectations of green-loving residents. These include a clubhouse featuring a gym with a wide range of state-of the-art exercise equipment, multipurpose sports field, a swimming pool and playrooms for children. And because relaxation is vital to health and helps soothe away the stress of the city, there is usually a sauna, steam room and pool.

This combination of location and luxury living continues to be the main attraction for people who choose to live in Mid-Levels.

In the evenings and at weekends, they can spend their time at the gym or relaxing by the pool in flower-filled gardens that blend with the natural woodland beyond.

Alternatively, they can choose to experience the natural beauty of their neighbourhood with a walk or run along the tree-lined Old Peak Road trail. There they can enjoy the relaxing sounds of trickling streams and bird song in a remarkably tranquil setting.

And when the mood takes them, the city and all it has to offer - world-class shopping, fine dining and nightlife - is just minutes away.