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Luxury living: Homes in Asia

From Hong Kong to Thailand via Japan, five magnificent contemporary homes with stunning views of mountains and cityscapes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This spectacular 12,730-square-foot penthouse occupies the 36th and 37th floors of the Sukhothai Residences, Bangkok, a 41-story luxury condominium building offering outstanding hospitality and elegant architectural design. Fully furnished throughout, the lavish duplex residence features a private sky pool, a garden terrace and an entertainment room, as well as four large bedrooms and separate staff quarters.

This modern townhouse has a coveted hilltop setting on The Peak. Located on exclusive Barker Road, the property offers residents a bird’s-eye view of Victoria Harbour from the comfort of home. Measuring 4,274 square feet, the luxurious interiors are accented with traditional Chinese decorative elements and furnishings. There are four bedrooms, three of which are en suite, and four and a half bathrooms, a combined living and dining room, fully equipped kitchen, family room and staff quarters.

Situated just 30 minutes from Taipei city centre, the Jim Olson House of Taiwan Villa, also pictured top, overlooks the hills outside New Taipei City, with the spectacular Xueshan Mountains as an inspirational backdrop. Taiwan Villa offers the ultimate in privacy, luxury and security. The 7,484-square-foot interior is configured to display art in an optimal setting, with large windows framing the spectacular views. The living and entertaining areas connect to exterior terraces and lush gardens.

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This elegant penthouse is in the prestigious neighbourhood of Stanley. Meticulously designed for luxurious family living and lavish entertaining, the serene four-bedroom, three-bathroom home features a 2,267-square-foot rooftop deck with a dining pavilion, lush landscaping and a soothing waterfall that complements the 360-degree views of the city skyline, the mountains and the sea. A combined living and dining room, contemporary kitchen, two balconies, and two covered parking bays are further highlights.

This splendid contemporary home occupies almost half an acre of beautiful gardens on the upper hill of Risoukyo in Oku Yugawara, 90 minutes from Tokyo. The two-storey, 8,080-square-foot residence includes a grand foyer with spiral staircase, tatami room and theatre, as well as ample accommodations comprising two master bedrooms, four family bedrooms, and two guest rooms. In keeping with the area’s rich history as a prominent source of hot springs, the property features both indoor and outdoor onsen baths for luxurious relaxation.