Back to top
  • A prestigious collection of individual homes set in an oasis of tranquility.
    The Kadoorie Estate
    A prestigious collection of individual homes set in an oasis of tranquility.
Residential > The Kadoorie Estate > Architecture
Architecture
With the understated beauty of its properties, The Kadoorie Estate is the epitome of historic Hong Kong. The houses along Kadoorie Avenue reflect the elegance of 1930s-1950s design and character, a true rarity in modern day Hong Kong.

Many of The Estate’s houses were built in the Bauhaus tradition, whilst others exemplified design elements of Streamlined Moderne, which was influenced principally by the streamlined bodies of aeroplanes, ships and automobiles, reflecting the growth of transportation and travel in the 1930s. The smooth surfaces, rounded corners and nautical influences on the houses all still conform to this streamlined aesthetic.

The properties’ interiors feature high ceilings, thick walls and spacious layouts, designed to be naturally cool in summer and warm in winter.

The houses are designed to live in – combining the elegance of architectural heritage with the comforts of modern living. Renovated to the latest modern standards, the clean design and materials complement the essential historical character of the properties.

These residences provide a welcome contrast to modern Hong Kong architecture, which places less emphasis on design aesthetics and more on financial returns. The homes within The Kadoorie Estate are a true emblem of Hong Kong’s architectural history.

The Estate’s Management, in its preservation of the original exteriors and renovation of the interiors to suit modern living, recognizes the inherent value of The Estate’s architecture and its essence in defining The Estate’s identity. The uniqueness of the architecture is prevalent in every property, adding to the overall beauty, character and value of the entire Estate.