Tai Tam treat has Med ambience
AT the top of a long sweeping driveway, opposite the American Club in Tai Tam, is Faber Court.
The 19-year-old property comprises two blocks of seven-storey mid-rise apartments with beautiful, undisturbed views of the sea and surrounding mountain.
Renovated a year ago, the marble lobby has attractive wooden lattice-work, framing full-length mirrors on one wall which creates a stylish entrance to the block where a fifth-floor flat is now available for sale.
The flat has a delightful Mediterranean ambience throughout. A large foyer opens into a spacious split-level living and dining room with white-washed walls and parquet floor blocks in contrasting shades.
The living area on the lower level faces out towards the sea and stretches through a wide archway into a secondary sitting area that has an adjoining guest toilet. It would make a pleasant study area or could be screened off to serve as a guest room.
The owner has placed potted plants and palm trees on the large ceramic tiled balcony, creating a pleasurable outdoor area.
On the higher level, leading from the dining area, is a combination of several rooms annexed to form the kitchen and utility area, which has mosaic-style floor tiles enhancing a homely atmosphere. Two rooms form the large maids' quarters.
A corridor leads from the dining area to the bedrooms and is separated from it by a good-quality wooden door that has lattice-work with glass panels.
The bathroom has a special charm, with green wall tiles, a rose-tinged floor and frosted windows.
Next to it is a blue-carpeted bedroom with fitted wardrobes, presently used as an elegant formal dining room. It enjoys a natural mountain view.
Opposite are two additional bedrooms, both with spectacular views encompassing the Redhill peninsula. The first room is the guest bedroom and has a deep pink carpet and fitted wardrobe with sliding wooden doors.
The larger of the two is the master bedroom, which has a smaller window at the back giving it an alternative green outlook. It has an en suite bathroom decorated with lilac grey tiles with floral relief, and a small walk-in closet.
As well as plenty of hanging space in all the bedrooms, there is a large storage cupboard at one end of the passageway.
The sole agent, Land Power International Property Consultants (HK) Limited, said Faber Court had the advantages afforded by its location in a low-density area.
It takes less than 30 minutes to reach Central via the Eastern Corridor, making it a convenient home for American Club members. All the dining and sporting facilities needed are just across the road. There is a children's play area just off the courtyard which has covered parking.
The asking price is $16.5 million.
FACT FILE: LOCATION: Faber Court, 29 Tai Tam Road, Hong Kong FEATURES: Three-bedroom flat in older-style mid-rise building with spacious accommodation and spectacular sea views encompassing the Redhill peninsula. SIZE: 2,250 square feet PRICE: HK$16.5 million AGENT: Land Power International Property Consultants (HK) Ltd. Tel: 524-3950 FACT FILE: LOCATION: Great Swifts, Cranbrook, Kent, England.
DESCRIPTION: A small country estate with elegant Georgian-style house set in two hectares of formal gardens and 18 ha of parkland. It has 11 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a sauna, library and many other rooms, including domestic offices. The interior incorporates period features, including ornate panelling and mahogany doors. The new house comes with the original stable block and two cottages. Golf lovers can practise on a nine-hole course. There is a hard tennis court.
SIZE: Main house 7,900 square feet.
PRICE: Offers of more than GBP1 million (HK$12 million) freehold.
AGENT: Lane Fox, Hong Kong. Tel: 537-4000.