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. 

Project Materials

Project Principals

Architect and interior design: Jim Olson, Olson Kundig

Newly quarried handcrafted stone
Silk Road Sandstone wall veneer
Amande Limestone paving
Amande Limestone
Silk Road Sandstone
Silk Road Sandstone
Amande Limestone paving
Silk Road Sandstone wall veneer




As you'd expect in a natural product, stone does vary in colour and texture, even in the same quarry block. That's what makes stone so unique.
We recommend using the images on our website to initially chose the colour, texture and look you prefer, then talk to us to see our current samples. Mockups are also a great option before making your final decision. We strive to provide a product of the highest quality, but please remember it's stone, not paint. The colour and texture of the next layer in the quarry was defined millions of years ago.

106 NW 36th Street

Seattle, WA 98107, USA

+1 206 709 3000

Rhodes USA
Rhodes Australia

Building 5, 650 Church Street

Cremorne VIC 3121

1300 856 222

Rhodes China

Room 1023

Buynow Technology Building

No. 76 Hubin Nan Lu

Xiamen 361004

Fujian, China 

+86 592 533 0273

© 2020 Rhodes Architectural Stone. All rights reserved.
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Rhodes Architectural Stone Instagram
  • Grey Pinterest Icon
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon