The Albany

You can recognise the distinctive rose pink building, among the Mid Levels Central skyscrapers, soaring up from the midst of the luscious greenery of Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Garden. It is The Albany, a private enclave for discerning owners of fine homes. 

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The Albany on No. 1 Albany Road is a distinguished residence with a commanding address, nestling in lush greenery on the fringe of Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens within a few minutes walk to Hong Kong’s dynamic Central business district. It is in a class of its own, offering a rare combination of prestige and convenience to the privileged few who live there. 

As you pass the guards and enter the sweeping circular driveway, you immediately feel transported into a calm oasis, a world away from our bustling city. You sense its understated elegance on stepping into the lofty double storey lobby with its attentive management staff. 

Just around the corner, the elegant three-storey Garden lounge features a veranda for the residents’ private relaxation as well as sports facilities including saunas, squash courts, gym, jogging track, and children’s playground. In the secluded gardens, there is an outdoor heated pool with landscaped sundeck providing year-round swimming for residents. At 200ft high on the 19th floor, the 3-storey Sky Garden offers dramatic views across Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon Garden for the enjoyment of all residents. 

The Albany is built by one of Hong Kong premier developers Swire Properties in 1989. Its unique Y-shaped design ensures an excellent use of space while enabling all apartments to enjoy lots of natural light, maximum privacy and sweeping views from its expansive floor to ceiling windows. From the wide tall expansive windows and balconies, the historic Government house and verdant green Zoological & Botanical gardens unfold before your eyes, foreground to the world famous Hong Kong skyline and harbour view. 

The 38 story building boasts two unique luxury penthouses on the 36th and 37th floor with their own roof terraces. The front wing consists of 12 two-bedroom apartments plus eight distinctive four-bedroom duplexes. The east and west wing have 60 three-bedroom apartments including two garden apartments on Level 5. There is central reverse-cycle air-conditioning in each of the apartments.

The Albany is indeed a coveted prestigious address, sought after by the City’s elite and our busy top executives who seek an elegant luxurious home in completely secluded and private surroundings and yet need to be within minutes away from our city centre.

 

Jin Lim

Jin.Lim@engelvoelkers.com

Posted in Properties.


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