HONG KONG VILLA
The modern villa at Shek-O in Hong Kong is one of Jim Olson’s most compelling residences. Facing the China Sea, all of the materials were carefully chosen to resist the extremes of climate: salt air, gale force winds, humidity and heat, pollution and driving tropical rains. Despite this harsh environment, the stone remains pristine and true to Mr Olson’s original vision – the key benefit of using scientifically qualified true building stone.
The high walls of the entry courtyard, wrapped and capped with Silk Road Sandstone, contain richly marbled walkways and staircases of Amande Limestone.
Featuring one of the best modern art collections in Asia, the stone suitably supports the varied collections with soft undertones and subtle hand textured surfaces. The result is an oasis of calm amongst a notoriously boisterous urban setting.
Architect and interior design: Jim Olson, Olson Kundig