When David Peereboom spotted a “for lease” sign by this Sheung Wan apartment, he was immediately smitten. “I waited at the entrance and requested an impromptu showing,” says the jewellery designer and founder of the Hong Kong-based NFA (No Fixed Address) jewellery brand.
“I remember David calling and saying: ‘I think we’re moving’,” says Peereboom’s wife, Kirstin Mearns, the head of museum commerce and visitor service at the M+ museum.
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The 912 sq ft, one-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, which also has an 85 sq ft balcony, is in a low-rise building yet offers beautiful views of a park. “You can see the koi in the pond—it’s like the best ‘park suite’ in a luxury hotel,” says Mearns. The building’s façade was also a draw for the couple: described by Peereboom as a “shiny black beacon”, it features a metal doorway that is “almost architecturally gothic”.