Homes in Hong Kong are tiny shoeboxes! Privacy, personal space is next to impossible to find in Hong Kong! If you like us have heard these often repeated laments about Hong Kong properties, then allow us to steer you away from the stereotypes.
Yes, there are many tiny apartments in Hong Kong, but there also exist larger apartments, which are well suited to a mid-sized or larger family. Allow us to present to you the expansive family-style apartments housed at Babington House, a gem of a development situated in the immensely popular western Mid Levels district of Hong Kong.
Situated on a quiet, leafy section of Babington Path, an arterial road linked to verdant Lyttelton Road and Robinson Road, Babington House is a single block development dating back to 1972.
The apartment block rises to a height of 16 floors and offers 32 expansive apartments. Each floor of Babington House hosts two apartments so as to afford maximum privacy to residents. The dwellings at the development are all uniformly sized and measure 2800 square feet with saleable areas of 2480 square feet. This attribute translates into an excellent efficiency ratio of almost 89% quite rare in Hong Kong in this era of modern construction.
These grand apartments have a layout of a combined living and dining room with high ceilings and an attached balcony. The balcony feature of each apartment is big enough to hold garden furniture and function as a sit out area or even a children’s play area. The units also have five spacious sleeping chambers each big enough to accommodate queen-sized beds along with other furniture like bedside tables and wardrobes. While two of the bedrooms have en-suite baths, the others have easy access to the detached bathroom. The expansive sprawl of the apartment ensures each family member enjoys his/her personal space, and there is enough room and more for when friends and family who come to visit.
As for the all-important location, Babington House is very, well positioned within a tranquil enclave of the hugely popular Mid Levels West neighborhood. Transport links are aplenty in the form of public buses, minibuses and taxis though the development will soon enjoy MTR connectivity as well. Babington House is located close to Bonham Road; a busy thoroughfare earmarked to host an exit of the brand new Sai Ying Pun MTR station, part of the newly constructed extension of the West Island line.
If that’s not all Babington House is also within reach of the new escalator, the Centre Street Link. This conduit connects Third Street and Bonham Road and makes all the shopping and dining delights of High Street and Sai Ying Pun eminently accessible to the residents of Babington House.
If that’s not appealing enough, the development is also located walking distance of the prestigious Hong Kong University and various elite local schools like St Paul’s College and Kings College. The building itself is zoned for the Kennedy School (Primary) and the West Island School (Secondary) of the ESF network.
As for accessibility to conveniences, the development once again scores high marks. The many restaurants, cafes and supermarkets of Bonham road lie within easy reach of Babington House, as do the bustling wet markets, stores and eclectic eateries of Sai Ying Pun.
So if you are in search of a spacious abode in a desirable part of Hong Kong with easy access to lifestyle amenities, do take note of Babington House, a true hidden gem. Need more information about sales/rentals at Babington House? Do get in touch with us at Engel and Voelkers Hong Kong to know more and schedule a viewing at your convenience.