Cover Looking for the best views in Hong Kong? From the city to the sea, these residential buildings offer unbeatable vistas. (Photo: Mount Nicholson)

Make the most of Hong Kong’s famed skyline by enjoying stunning views from the comfort of your own home at these luxury apartment buildings

From hikes to restaurants and luxurious hotel suites, it's no secret that there are countless spots in Hong Kong offering jaw-dropping views.

There are numerous apartment buildings in Hong Kong that boast incredible vistas, but we're letting you know a handful of the most exclusive residential buildings where you'll be able to enjoy the views uninterrupted. From The Peak to Southside, the outlying islands to Kowloon, whether you long for expansive views of Hong Kong’s lush greenery, or can’t get enough of the city’s epic skyline, here are some of the best residential buildings in Hong Kong to check out.

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1. 21 Borrett Road

Location: Mid-levels

Found in the exclusive neighbourhood of the Mid-levels, 21 Borrett Road made headlines in early 2021 when an apartment inside the residential complex sold for US$59 million (HK$459 million)––setting a new record for the highest price per square foot paid in a home sale in Asia. And with a price tag like that, you can be sure an impressive view comes as standard.

Consisting of three towers of residential apartments, each of which house a clubhouse, podium garden, gym, outdoor swimming pool, function rooms and children's playroom. All of the 115 apartments also feature their own spacious terrace, which boast panoramic views of Victoria Harbor and the Central Business District. Floor to ceiling windows from the living spaces and bedrooms promise to offer the same expansive views.

2. Mount Nicholson

Location: The Peak

The Peak is well-known as one of the most exclusive––and expensive––residential areas in Hong Kong, and for good reason. Perched atop the city, you're guaranteed stunning views from almost any angle, so you can take in lush greenery, sea views and towering skyscrapers from above. 

Mount Nicholson is a gated community of 19 unique detached houses and 48 spacious apartment units––and it's in high demand, ranking as the second most expensive residential street in the world in 2019. Each unit has it's own private swimming pool, elevator, and garden, not to mention breath-taking views overlooking Victoria Harbour.

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3. 8 Deep Water Bay Drive

Location: Shouson Hill and Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island

8 Deep Water Bay Drive is a luxury residential development situated in the south of Hong Kong Island. The complex offers state-of-the-art clubhouse facilities, an interconnected 20-metre indoor pool and 25-metre outdoor pool, along with a 22,000-square-foot garden.

The development features 52 apartments, including four garden duplexes and four penthouses, which are all nestled amongst the natural beauty of southern Hong Kong Island, with each apartment commanding a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains and country parks.

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4. Twelve Peaks

Location: The Peak, Hong Kong Island

A second property development found on The Peak, Twelve Peaks draws in high profile buyers with its luxurious detached houses, not to mention the city wide views.

The prestigious development consists of 12 elegant four-storey houses, each with a private pool, garden terrace and rooftop. To make the most of the vistas over the Peak and the Southside of the island, the properties all feature high ceilings and extra large windows.

5. Villa La Plage

Location: Gold Coast

Completed in 2020, Villa La Plage is a new luxury development on Castle Peak Road which brings style, sophistication and seclusion to an area already cherished for its heritage and natural beauty.

The development comprises 22 houses, complete with airy living spaces which open onto a ground-floor garden with stunning sea views, while a private swimming pool is located on the roof. But the real beauty of the property is in its setting, which combines golden sand beaches with verdant greenery and hiking trails. 

6. Opus Hong Kong

Location: The Peak, Hong Kong Island

Anchored against the hillside of Hong Kong Peak, Opus is said to draw its inspiration from the breathtaking scenery surrounding the site, with architect Frank Gehry stating, “I thought a building in such a beautiful spot should have an organic feel to it,” so unbeatable views are guaranteed.

The building consists of 12 luxury residential units, with two double-level garden apartments with private swimming pools on the lower levels, and 10 apartments above, each occupying an entire floor and offering access to rooftop swimming pools.

The building’s unique helical external structure not only allows the open-plan apartments to flow around a central core and the sinuous façade of the building to be composed almost entirely of glass but also results in interiors that are light and airy with minimal interruptions to the view––with all apartments offering a spectacular outlook to the city below and the hills around.

Each apartment also boasts a series of balconies conceived as ‘boat decks’ that have been carefully orientated to make the most of the dramatic panorama. Views of the building from the city are equally striking, as the tower’s distinctive silhouette stands out against the lush green landscape.

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7. Mont Rouge

Location: Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon

Located within the Lion Rock Country Park, the prestigious residential development of Mont Rouge at Kowloon's Beacon Hill comprises of five villas, 14 detached houses and two towers with 26 apartments.

The private sanctuary is nestled among natural greenery, with its elevated hillside location provides spectacular south-facing views of Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria Harbour and The Peak.

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