22 Barker Road [1949- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1949-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Former residence of the Belgium Consul General (sold in 2000)

(at HK$163 million this was the highest price paid for a house in Hong Kong in 2000)

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According to Centadata the first resident was there in 1/1949.

I read in the Standard that the house was going to be expanded from 10,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet, but judging from what I've seen it looks like they are doing a full tear down. The top two floors are gone and the way they are driving equipment over what remains makes me doubt anything will be left standing when done. 

 

The house was purchased for $1.5billion HKD in 2015, reportedly by Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba.com and one of the richest men in Asia. However, this point has never been confirmed by Ma or Alibaba.