Homi Villa – built by Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee during the construction of Hong Kong Brewers and Distillers Ltd Brewery

Homi Villa, a distinctive white building, was built by Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee, 律敦治, as a convenient place from which to oversee the construction of the Hong Kong Brewers and Distillers Ltd Brewery at nearby Sham Tseng. It’s located on an attractive promontory at 401 Castle Peak Road overlooking the Ma Wan Channel.

It was subsequently purchased by the Hong Kong Government and used as staff quarters for British army officers. It also served as the residence of Sir Philip Haddon-Cave who was Financial Secretary from 1971 to 1981.

The house was converted into the Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre in 1995 by the New Airport Projects Co-ordination Office (NAPCO) with an annexe being built in that year.

HF: I took these photos on 4th November 2016.

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General view of the house on its promontory looking back from the east

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The west side of the house

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The rear of the house

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The east side of the house. The original entrance on the left, annexe on the right

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View from the roof looking south towards Tsing Yi island and Tsing Ma bridge

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View from the roof looking east towards Ting Kau bridge with Tsuen Wan in the distance

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee
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  3. Hong Kong Brewers and Distillers -The Opening of the Sham Tseng Brewery

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