22 Barker Road [1949-2017] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

22 Barker Road [1949-2017]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1949-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.2017-10-01 (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)

Photos that show this place


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. 

Suggest to set demolition date to early 2017.

The house was taken down in October of 2017. Took about two weeks of actual deconstruction. 

Hi, don't want to be meticulous, but on October 1st it was already gone (see my photo from that date).

Regards, Klaus 

Time flies and I'm getting old and feeble. Thanks for the update. Guess it has been that long.