Luke Him Sau 119A Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay 1964
Designed by architect H.S. Luke and built by Paul Y. Construction Co. Ltd., the Repulse Bay Towers finished construction in November of 1963. It stands at 200 feet elevation on the hillside overlooking the Repulse Bay Beach, which each of the 56 apartment units and two penthouses have an unobstructed view of. Though the building is surrounded by several other high-rise apartments, it was the tallest building in Repulse Bay for several decades. Though it has been 57 years since it has been built, it is still a sought-after residence in the southern part of the Island.
The unique architectural feature of the units at Repulse Bay Towers lies in their ability to produce the effect of multi-story houses when they’re actually apartments. This is possible due to the usage of four-story levels that actually amount to just two stories. When residents walk out of the lift and through the lobby, they first encounter the living and dining area, with the kitchen and helpers’ rooms that are half a level lower. At the level above the living and dining area, there are two rooms and at the final level, the master bedroom with a study, dressing and storage space. Each unit also has access to children’s play areas and terraced gardens, which again contribute to the perception of a multi-story house effect.
– Jiwon Chung