King Yin Lei

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,470 contributions
Declared Monument - 1930's Chinese mansion house on Stubb's Road
Mar 2020
King Yin Lei is a historic mansion house along Stubb's Road in the Mid-levels area of Hong Kong Island. This is a Declared Monument building that is open to the public several times a year by the government, tickets for timed sessions must be arranged in advance.

The mansion was designed and built by British architect A.R. Fenton-Rayen in 1936-37. It is three-storey red brick and green roof tile building that of Chinese Classical and Chinese Renaissance in architectural style. It includes delightful exterior, an open courtyard, detached terraced pool area that looks better suited for an Italian villa than here in Hong Kong. At the time of its construction, while the Peak was dominated for foreign expats, the building represented a rise the social stature of the Chinese merchant class.

The property ownership has changed a few times since the 1930s. It was declared a Historical Monument in 2008. If you visit on one of the open days, you can enter the property and see a few of the rooms which include period furniture. Otherwise, the exterior backside of the property can be viewed year round from the elevated Stubbs Road which runs right beside the property. The easiest way to arrive at this location is taking Bus Route 15 and exiting the bus near the property.
Written March 22, 2020
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China8,003 contributions
Cantonese mansion
Jun 2019 • Family
King Yin Lei is one of the few remaining Cantonese stately mansions in Hong Kong. Once the residence of a wealthy Chinese family, it is now a restored museum. The opulent interior is a synthesis of traditional southern Chinese and Western architectural styles. It is only open during weekends in June-August and October-December. Tickets have to be collected in advance. The bus to the Peak stops at the entrance.
Written June 29, 2019
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Pui Yi Teresa T
Hong Kong21 contributions
historical building
Aug 2017 • Couples
King Yin Lei comprises a main building, an annex block, a garage, a subsidiary building, a pavilion and a swimming pool. Originally named “Hei Lo”, King Yin Lei was built in 1937 by a notable merchant , which was sold in 1978 and renamed as "King Yin Lei". The building was resold to its previous owner in August 2007.

The building has been a popular spot for taking photographs by visitors because of the beautiful design and material used, really a masterpiece which shows the architectural magnificence of that era
Written September 1, 2017
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