9 Ultra-luxe Homes to Buy in Asia this May

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Ultra-luxe homes in Asia - Sai Kung

Incredible investment and home buying opportunities abound in Asia this month: You have the luxury of choice to settle in a rare Portuguese-style manor, a super-luxe sky villa at the tip of Bangkok’s new skyline, a private seafront detached home in Hong Kong’s Clearwater Bay, and more.

Whether you’re in the market for a new holiday home or an investment opportunity, here are nine ultra-luxe homes to buy in Asia this month.

1. Estrada de Penha, Macau

Not only are you buying a home at one of Macau’s most prestigious addresses (and no, it’s nowhere near the Cotai strip), you’re also getting ownership of one of our sister SAR’s finest properties of yore. On top of Penha Hill — Macau’s answer to Victoria Peak — you’re treated to the most exclusive vistas looking over the bay and up-and-coming Hengqin Island, with the Macau Tower squarely in view. Built in 1991, Estrada da Penha is a magnificent European-style manor replete with colonial-era architecture, located right at the top of Penha Hill. Spanning 12,812 sq.ft. of interior space, the large family home features six bedrooms and six full baths, three partial bathrooms, two basements, private patios as well as a sheltered car park bay fitting four vehicles. It’s on the market with the asking price of HK$490 million.

2. Penthouse at The Sukhothai Residences, Bangkok

This sexy Sathorn penthouse is located at the very top of The Sukhothai Residences, a development completed in 2012 by Hong Kong’s HKR International Group — at the time, it was the the first luxury residential project in Thailand to surpass the THB300,000 per sq.m. bracket (approx. HK$6,710 per sq.ft.), with some of the top floor units priced at about HK$8,200 per sq.ft. Now, this spectacular duplex is on the market, and our guesstimate for the price would be upwards of HK$104 million. Occupying the 36–37th floors, the fully furnished designer penthouse features four large bedrooms and separate maid’s quarters, a private sky pool, garden terrace and dedicated entertainment rooms, just to name a few of its lavish features. Spanning 12,730 sq.ft., the penthouse also comes with fixed parking spaces. 

3. Sky Villa at Tela Thonglor, Bangkok

One of the newest ultra-luxe developments by Bangkok giant Gaysorn Property, Tela Thonglor is considered one of the most desirable residences in the city, just steps away from trendy hotspots such as The Commons. With a square footage of 3,756 sq.ft., the Sky Villa penthouse features designer furniture by Roberto Cavalli, with bespoke interiors across its four-bedroom layout. Its wraparound balcony features stunning views of the Bangkok skyline. Priced at THB255 million (approx. HK$61,482,981), the residence is operated like a serviced unit, complete with fitness centre, pool, security and cleaning staff, as well as private elevator access for every home.

4. Jade Residence, Taipei

Priced at US$6.5 million (approx. HK$50,381,175), the Jade Residence is a surprising enclave of tranquility, reportedly located just 15 minutes’ walking distance away from the city’s icon, Taipei 101. For a slice of breathtaking nature right in the heart of the city, this looks to be exactly where you’ll want to be: the exclusive edgeless pool is the highlight of this residence, with immersive views of Elephant Mountain as the backdrop. Every square foot of the home is artfully appointed, and fit for the stylish buyer in mind: whether it’s a display wall for your favourite decorative vases and ceramics, to ample dining and entertaining space for socialising, and even a home entertainment room.

5. Twin Waterfront Home, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong

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Spanning a total area of 10,078 sq.ft., this luxurious Clearwater Bay compound is the home you want if you’re looking for that holiday feeling year-round. The grounds consist of two twin buildings: a two-storied main house and a detached guest house, as well as a garden and infinity pool. This seafront residence is fully kitted out with a top-of-the-line kitchen and pantry. The main house features four bedrooms while the guesthouse features two, and both buildings have their own fireplaces. The airy residence is ideal for weekend getaways with friends or equally as a comfortable home for those who love to entertain.

6. Yugawara Hot Spring Estate, Kanagawa, Japan

Built in 2006, the Yugawara Hot Spring Estate is located in Ashigarashimo-Gun, in Japan’s western Kanagawa Prefecture — around two hours’ drive from Tokyo centre. The stately residence is characterised by its elegant design reminiscent of a European chateau and a dramatic foyer that greets you with a sweeping spiral staircase. It’s ideal as a holiday home for onsen lovers, as it’s located in a historic hot spring district that was documented since the time of Japan’s oldest book of poetry, the Manyoshu. The two-storey estate spans some-8,000 sq.ft., with two master bedrooms, two guest rooms, one tatami great room, a generous seven baths including indoors and outdoors, a home theatre, private elevator and private driveway. For the families who love to pamper guests and extended family to a holiday retreat, this is just the ticket.

7. Duplex at Four Seasons Private Residences, Bangkok

Standing high above the Chao Phraya River, the Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok — Asia’s first waterfront Four Seasons Private Residences — offers a status symbol in the address in itself. The top-floor corner duplex is priced at THB161,190,990 (approx. HK$38,861,068), with amenities and design aimed at the luxury collector in mind. There’s glamour at every turn and the exclusivity, hospitality and service that comes with the Four Seasons name. The sale offered is for a 75 years’ leasehold on the 3,830 sq.ft. estate, featuring four bedrooms and four full bathrooms.

8. Summer Village Home in Sai Kung, Hong Kong  

Hong Kong’s wealthy flock to the outskirts of Sai Kung, Tai Tam and the Southside for their abundance of spacious detached homes far from the city centre, and this sun-drenched home in Sai Kung makes for a charming retreat from the frenetic pace of the day. The drastically converted village home now features five stylishly appointed bedrooms (featuring a fabulous marbled master bath), while the white-washed walls and rustic accents instantly transport you to Bali or Mykonos. The ground floor also opens up seamlessly onto the pool deck, perfect for weekend entertaining.

9. Pollock’s Path Mansion, The Peak, Hong Kong

It goes without saying that a home on The Peak in Hong Kong comes with that million-dollar view of the harbour — but for this HK$880 million home, you’ll find that every room makes the most of this asset. Its most enviable feature is the expansive pool deck, which places you almost at arm’s reach with the Bank of China building in the distance. The living room features high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that face north, directly onto the harbour, while the four bedrooms upstairs also make the most of the location. Initially built in 1978 and well renovated and maintained throughout the years, the 3,649 sq.ft. home has plenty of potential for you to jazz up the interiors.

As of the publishing date of this article, any aforementioned properties were available for sale. We cannot guarantee that these properties will be available for sale indefinitely, so please check the respective listings for the most up-to-date information.

Evelyn Lok
When not trying out the latest beauty and wellness trends, Evelyn is likely enjoying a perfectly balanced negroni or exploring some of Hong Kong's best new places to eat and drink. She covers everything from the biggest events in town to interviews with Hong Kong specialists, with topics spanning art, food and drink, health, tech, and travel.