Parkview – His-and-hers duality
Type: Private home
Location: Parkview, Tai Tam
Client: Young couple
Two young professionals selected Parkview as their first home for its proximity to the city – but also its closeness to nature parks. The idea of “the best of both worlds” has inspired them to have an urban yet relaxed, classic but chic place to call home.
For the design of this space, we started with a soothing, light greige colour palette and a washed light oak flooring as a comfortable backdrop. As a contrast to the undulating mountain views outside, we installed a 500mm high skirting throughout the whole flat.
A formal foyer with white marble flooring, a slim wooden portal housing a grey mirror wall and a sleek console table welcomes you home. Have a pause, take off your shoes – and worries – while sat on a comfortable bench.
We created a “crossroad” at the heart of the flat; an intersection that links up all the spaces of the home, running in all directions. This particular space has been deliberately left empty, while the intersection is heightened with a wood veneer coved ceiling to provide the overall feeling of additional breathing space.
A full-height lacquer shoe cabinet adorned by bespoke bronze handles stands to the left. To the right, a painted wall with tone-on-tone petite moulding defines the dining room with a gentle curve that leads into the bedroom quarters. A dining table for 8 is a must to accommodate her love of cooking and the sharing of her passion with good friends. We broke the formality of the paneled wall by hanging a set of crisscrossed mouth-blown glass pendant lights, reminiscent of the rippling surface of the ocean, above the grey marble dining table.
Read a book, or relax on the chaise lounge parked in front of the full-height mirror that reflects a view of the neighbouring Tai Tam Country Park. Or, how about a cocktail on a lazy Sunday afternoon on the beautiful sofa that we selected for the balcony, or a second helping of barbecued Bratwurst? Clean up is quick and easy with the tiled balcony floor. As a final touch, the wall is lined with composite wood designed as a visual extension to the mountains nearby.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and features a white marble counter that extends all the way to the breakfast table. Ingredients, equipment and wine are displayed neatly on the glass shelves in the dry pantry, which can be closed off with a narrow reeded glass sliding door.
Enter the study room via another set of narrow reeded glass double sliding doors, with side-by-side his-and-hers study spaces that are carpeted for comfort.
The master bedroom was enlarged with closet spaces that can be easily closed off by sliding doors. His lacquer door closet is designed and crafted with well-proportioned metal trims, while her open walk-in closet has soft leather shelves and bespoke curved metal handles. A small pink velvet pouf and a wall to wall subtle purple to grey silk carpet, definitely add some cuteness to a storage.
Indulge in some downtime in the spacious all white marble bathroom. Take a hot bath in the freestanding bathtub on the raised floor that’s set behind a stage-like glass frame portal. The bespoke long marble counter with double basins, each paired with their own mirror and drawer storage makes a perfect space to share.
For overnight guests, the spare ensuite has an extra bed set against a half-fluted paint panel, with recess diffused light that gives a soft and calm ambience.
At this home, the asymmetric details are subtle; they’re causal and refined, stunning yet understated. More importantly, they’re not for others to admire, but for themselves to enjoy.