A bit of opulence in right location

LOCATED in Bowen Road, one of Hongkong's more sought after addresses, this home is a clever combination of opulence and cosiness; the extravagance of one part of the home is balanced by the homey feel of the other.

On entering the flat, the visitor is immediately struck by its brightness. Walls are painted white to match carpets.

Decoration has been kept to a minimum, with black and white the dominant colour scheme.

A small powder room is to the right of the the entrance. It is decorated with beige wall and floor tiles.

A hallway, finished in white carpet, leads to a beautiful mezzanine dining area, overlooking the downstairs lounge room.

The dining room is dominated by a large grey dining table with seating for six.

The carpet is white and a large window offers a partial harbour view.

Shelves beside the table provide ample storage space for glasses and drinks.

Next to the dining room is the kitchen. A room in stark white, from the floor tiles to the sink, it emphasises the overall colour scheme of the apartment.

There is a large laminated work bench, and plenty of cupboards.

A doorway leads to a laundry area and maid's quarters, which has a bunk bed and a small bathroom.

A steep wooden staircase goes from the entrance hallway to the lounge room.

This beautifully decorated area has sweeping views across the city to the harbour.

The room is brightly lit by a set of full-length windows. Walls are white and the floor is parquet.

Lighting throughout the house is provided by spotlights which have been set into the ceilings.

The master bedroom is a luxurious mix of burgundy and white.

The size of the room is impressive and, when set against the magnificent en suite, you enter the realms of supreme luxury.

The en suite is almost the same size as the master bedroom, with peach marble floor and walls.

Marble steeps sweep either side of a sunken jacuzzi, while behind it coloured glass wall tiles complete an impressive picture.

The other end of the bathroom has a glass-enclosed shower, while just outside the bathroom is a tastefully decorated powder room.

Back at the entrance, a steep stairway leads to a spacious sitting area and study.

One part of the room is devoted to television viewing, with a black sofa set, coffee table and chairs.

Another part of the room has black shelves and cupboards, a large black desk and a set of drawers.

Off this room is a second bedroom. Ideal for children, it includes grey floor-to-ceiling cupboards. The walls are also in grey.

A small bathroom features grey carpet and white tiled walls, with a peach-coloured bathtub and sink.

The owners have built gates at the top of the stairway leading to the lounge room and the downstairs rooms as a safety precaution for those with small children.

Included in the price is a bay in the undercover car park, a barbecue area and a communal swimming pool.

Access to Central is provided by a mini-bus service which runs along Bowen Road. FACTFILE LOCATION: 6A Bowen Road Mid-Levels. PRICE: $20 million. SIZE: 3,070 sq ft. FEATURES: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, maid's room, communal swimming pool, harbour view. CONTACT: Richard Ellis. 820 2800.