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Live the Bohemian Life in Sai Ying Pun

Ever dreamed of living a bohemian lifestyle in Hong Kong? Now you can—thanks to a hip, urban-conscious new development.

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 May, 2016, 3:25pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:06pm

Cultural entrepreneur Adrian Cheng is adding a touch of artistry to our everyday lives through “The Artisanal Movement,” a progressive new approach to artistically inspired living.

With the motto “We create, we are artisans,” Adrian—executive vice-chairman and joint general manager of New World Development—is aspiring to ignite the artisan in each of our hearts, and his Artisanal Bohemian Collection of residential projects is the perfect example of his dedication to forging a new kind of heritage-conscious living which resemble to Notting Hill in London. 

Adrian cultivates distinctive neighborhoods for urban bohemians, including his recent project Eight South Lane in Kennedy Town, which has set a new standard for Hong Kong's chic city-dwellers. Continuing on from the success is the second residential project of the Artisanal Bohemian Collection—Bohemian House in Sai Ying Pun. Tailor-made for those who are sophisticated, cultivated and passionate about history, art and culture, Bohemian House offers the chance for Hongkongers to enjoy an elegant and superior artisanal lifestyle and appreciate local food culture.

Offering exceptional accessibility, the property is just steps away from Sai Ying Pun MTR station, connecting residents to Central and the rest of the city in minutes. Despite its proximity to the city’s CBD, Bohemian House takes in the full spirit of this historical neighborhood: with buildings which have been standing for over half a century, age-old family businesses, and a distinctive food culture, Sai Ying Pun is a one-of-a-kind place.

With more and more cafes and bistros opening in the neighborhood, Sai Ying Pun has a unique East-meets-West cultural fusion that you can’t find elsewhere. From local dried seafood stores to hip and trendy gastropubs, the district has something for every discerning foodie.

Want to live with the city’s history? The tram is the city's most iconic form of transportation, shaping the cityscape and Western District in particular. Bohemian House takes that as an inspiration, and its architect Thomas Cheung Kong-yeung has incorporated tramlines in the design of the facade to create an intriguing optical illusion. These white “i-frames” embracing the curtain walls and balconies are like tram windows, making you feel as if you’re actually sitting on one cruising around town—you can almost hear the “ding ding” sound in your head.

Rather than conventional luxury, tasteless ornamentation and ostentatious intention, it’s all about simplicity at Bohemian House, with aesthetics derived from Japan’s longstanding culture and tradition. To live the full Bohemian life, you can't miss the uniquely designed Club Bohemian, which cultivates Hong Kong's culinary culture of sharing and nurtures a community of urban Bohemians. Food and cooking play an important role, as the clubhouse offers an artisan kitchen and alfresco cooking facilities for you to create your own dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, in the perfect environment to stimulate conversation and a meeting of minds between your fellow urban Bohemians.

With a variety of flat mixes including studio, 1-, 2-, 3-bedroom and eight special units, the property caters to different needs and preferences. To make it even more personalized, you can choose specific finishing colors for walls or fillings, creating a home that’s truly yours. All units are equipped with state-of-the-art European appliances including a Miele stove, Siemens microwave oven, Gorenje refrigerator and Nespresso coffee machine.

Want to live the Bohemian life? Check out the sales gallery and show flat of Bohemian House at 32/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Rd. Central. Open 11am-8pm.