A lavish interior has been unveiled for this exclusive two-storey apartment, which has its own private terrace overlooking the mountainside – a rarity in Hong Kong.
August 27th, 2018
New York-based Richardson Sadeki lived up to the challenge of designing a 2,343-square-foot luxury duplex in one of Hong Kong’s most sought after developments — The Morgan on Conduit Road (developed by Phoenix Property Investors and designed by Robert AM Stern Architects) — by drawing inspiration from the city’s famous concrete-jungle-meets-real-jungle.
The oversized apartment is packed with opulent features and materials. A vast balcony, statement marble staircase, a 2.4-meter sofa, a freestanding bath with mountain backdrop, a personal spa, and a private bar are just some of the indulgent features.
“Overall, the interior design takes on a cinematic narrative, where spaces imitate and examine the duality [of the natural versus urban environment], evoking different emotions while creating contrasts and harmonies as one moves through the residence,” says Heidar Sadeki, co-founder and Creative Director of Richardson Sadeki.
On the lower floor, the kitchen, living and dining areas are informed by statement-making, custom-designed furnishings set against natural timber and marble. To reflect the mountain environment and make the most of the vast balcony — a rare luxury in Hong Kong — open-planned interior spaces connect seamlessly to the outdoor terrace.
Inside, the main living area features a delicate palette of muted blues, greens and grey to reflect the landscape outside. By contrast, the dining room features dark timber, suede drapery, brass geometric screens, and hand-blown glass pendant lights. The darker hues “symbolise the allure and glamour of the cosmopolitan city,” according to Sadeki. Inspired by The Morgan’s classic architecture, a grand sculptural staircase and feature wall in Turkey Ivory Travertine, left almost entirely to its natural state, links the two floors.
Richardson Sadeki created a more private area upstairs with a lavish master bedroom and two junior bedrooms connected via a gallery space. Sadeki and the team installed a sleek bar as an additional, more private social space. An original layout of two small bedrooms was altered in favour of a large open-planned master ensuite complete with a Turkish spa in lavish marble and a freestanding bathtub by Gessi.
In the master bedroom, the designers created relaxing, warm ambience with timber of varying shades, a navy blue suede headboard, sculptural bedside lamps and metallic mirrored surfaces. The ‘junior’ rooms are themed; one was inspired by exploration and discovery, with timber furnishings and modern table lamps, and one — dubbed the Connoisseur’s Room — features leather panels and timber furnishings of darker hues.
Sadeki’s favorite part of the design was creating an extensive collection of one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor furniture including an oversized plush sofa, lounge chairs, coffee table and a sculptural white marble chair especially designed for the spa. “Every item featured in the home, down to the accessories and art pieces, has been carefully curated to reflect the distinct narrative of the different spaces,” says the designer.
Photography by Lit Ma, Common Studio Limited.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
A great building stands the test of time however an iconic building can indelibly imprint itself on a populace’s psyche to become an institution. But what is an iconic building? The Building category in this year’s INDE.Awards showcases fine examples of timeless architecture that could just be the next icons of the future.