IL PICCO: On the Peak of Waterfront Green Living
A collection of 21 houses on a hill in Discovery Bay (‘DB’) in Hong Kong, IL PICCO provides a natural sanctuary, fresh air and stunning scenery1 plus easy access to Discovery Bay Golf Club2, Lantau Yacht Club2, Tai Pak Beach3 and the rest of DB’s many attractions.
It’s all about the incredible views1 at IL PICCO. Whether you’re on the rooftop deck, in the living room or even in the bedroom, these stunning two-storey garden houses atop a hill in Discovery Bay offer fantastic vistas1 of this renowned residential community along the northeast coast of Lantau Island.
Lantau remains Hong Kong’s great escape, a hilly and green sanctuary that feels a world away from the city’s crowded urban centres. Discovery Bay – or ‘DB’ – features some of the finest residences in Hong Kong and is just a 25-minute ferry ride from Central4, the city’s Central Business District.
Discovery Bay covers about 650 hectares, of which two-thirds is greenery5, ensuring this residential oasis has always remained focused on healthy and family-friendly living.
Discovery Bay’s residents are made up of over 50 nationalities5. Many commute on the ferries and buses from DB Plaza3, which has a shopping centre, banks and a diverse range of international restaurants, while frequently hosting pop-up markets and events3.
Popular areas include the scenic waterfront restaurants along D’Deck3 that reward diners with views of the 400m-long Tai Pak Beach3, which is well used by residents and visitors.
EDUCATION AND ATTRACTIONS
The diverse international community is served by Discovery Bay International School3 and Discovery College3, which is operated by the English Schools Foundation (ESF), as well as SKH Wei Lun Primary School3 , which belongs to the Central and Western District’s Secondary School Net.
Besides being a fantastic location for hiking, running and biking, Discovery Bay has a huge range of activities and attractions including DB Ice Rink3, while Discovery Bay Recreation Club6 and Club Siena6 offer their members a variety of sports facilities.
Sailors and boaters can enjoy the new Lantau Yacht Club2, Hong Kong’s first purposely-built superyacht marina, while golfers can enjoy the Discovery Bay Golf Club2, which is close to IL PICCO and features 27 holes with spectacular sea views from as high as 230m above sea level.
Despite feeling like a world away from Hong Kong’s crowded urban centres, Discovery Bay is easily accessible. Regular ferries connect DB to Central3, while buses access the Sunny Bay or Tung Chung MTR stations, as well as Hong Kong International Airport3.
In fact, Lantau has recently become the city’s ‘Double Gateway’7 as it also provides access to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge3 linking the city to the Greater Bay Area.
IL PICCO’S LOFTY LIVING
Set on top of a hill overlooking DB’s magnificent coastline1, IL PICCO, the new collection of 21 two-storey houses is located on Discovery Valley Road, which leads straight up from above DB Plaza3 and on to the reservoir3 behind IL PICCO and near the Discovery Bay Golf Club2.
IL PICCO is among Discovery Bay’s most desirable properties and is a prime attraction for owners seeking security and stunning sea views1 in this green environment, with easy access to schooling, shopping and dining, as well as golf, yachting and many other outdoor activities and attractions.
The houses themselves are focused on space and huge windows on both floors, offering great natural light and fantastic hilltop views1, yet are cleverly designed to ensure privacy in this low-density development.
Each unit features 2,023 or 2,171sqft in saleable area8 of living space, three or four bedrooms9, a rooftop living area and a private garden which ranges in size from 1,963 to 4,124sqft8. Some houses have a family room, while a swimming pool10 is also available in selected units.
On the ground floor, the floor-to-floor height11 is a lofty 4.3m high, doubling the height you’d typically have on a yacht. The large living and dining room is 8.2m wide and features large sliding doors that provide hilltop breezes and lead to the pleasurable outdoor space and private garden.
The living room also includes an enclosed kitchen and an open pantry, so whoever is cooking or helping with dinner also enjoys the great hillside and sea views1. The stylish kitchen features integrated appliances from the likes of Sub-Zero and De Dietrich12, while luxurious bathroom fittings are by Duravit, hansgrohe and AXOR12.
Upstairs, the master bedroom connects to the wide flat roof, which presents beautiful natural scenery1 and highlights IL PICCO’s standout location in Discovery Bay, one of Hong Kong’s cleanest and greenest residential communities.
A golf cart comes as a gift to the purchasers of IL PICCO13 to enjoy fully the European resort lifestyle in Discovery Bay.
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