The Giverny is USI Holdings' new development in Sai Kung that offers a tranquil, luxurious and highly exclusive living environment. Situated on its own private peninsula in Hebe Haven (Pak Sha Wan), the development consists of 63 two-storey houses each with a garage, forecourt, private garden, balcony and roof garden. In all, there are four different styles, each boasting unique features and ranging in size from 1,900 sqft to more than 4,500 sq ft. They are designed to maximise the amount of outdoor space, making them ideal for families who want to live in the countryside. The Giverny is named after the French village where impressionist painter Claude Monet lived for most of his life. Many of his most famous works depict scenes from Giverny, and inspired the developer to choose this name. 'Giverny was Monet's home town and his hidden treasure,' said USI Holdings spokeswoman Corina Keung. 'We used this name to express the fact that the peninsula itself is a hidden treasure, surrounded by a beautiful coastline and natural scenery.' The design philosophy has been to blend modern architecture with the natural beauty of the peninsula. Simple structures and soft colour tones have been chosen for all of the homes. 'We wanted to create an environment that was in no way alien to its natural surroundings. The use of large windows and soft tones has helped us to achieve this,' Ms Keung said. The development is set in 1.3 million sq ft of countryside, and about 600 trees have been planted to complement the natural scenery. The trees and seasonal flowers have been chosen to offer residents different views for each of the four seasons. Homes on the waterfront and two thirds of the other Giverny houses have sea views looking out across Hebe Haven marina. Other homes enjoy views of the surrounding countryside. Giverny's 'grand mansion' feel begins as residents enter the peninsula driveway, with flowers and trees on either side, which leads them to their luxury homes. 'For residents, we have included flowerbeds with plants from Europe and other countries,' Ms Keung said. Each home has three to four bedrooms and every room, including the kitchen, is equipped with either floor-to-ceiling or large windows designed to fully utilise natural light and foster a spacious living environment. The larger houses are equipped with professional kitchen ranges suitable for large parties or professional catering services to work in during functions. Bathrooms are decorated with feature stone and equipped with quality brand fixtures. The residents' clubhouse has an infinity swimming pool with views out to the horizon, a jacuzzi, well-equipped gym, Japanese onsen and all other modern facilities. Safety and privacy are of primary concern, with The Giverny being the first residential development in Asia to use the state-of-the-art Thermo vision, a security system previously used by the United States military. The system runs 24 hours in all weather conditions, and ensures the security of residents and their property. Ms Keung said the system operated outside the main housing area without affecting residents' privacy. 'It alerts security guards to any suspicious movement in the surrounding woodland. At a glance, the guards are able to tell if the movement has been made by a man or an animal and then act accordingly,' Ms Keung said. Sai Kung and the surrounding New Territories offers a laid-back atmosphere compared to central Hong Kong. There are many beaches, seafood and western restaurants and bars. Sai Kung East Country Park offers 44 sqkm of parkland and is a popular hiking destination. For those who enjoy sailing and other water activities, Hebe Haven Yacht Club is just on their doorstep.