Carrick, 23 Coombe Road
The Peak, Hong Kong Island
S.12A Planning Application, Representation to Draft The Peak Area OZP No. S/H14/12
The Historic Building and its Setting
Carrick is one of the oldest surviving European houses on the Peak. It was designed as a bungalow with the southern surrounding façade as veranda (which is now enclosed) to capitalise on the view of landscape presently known as Aberdeen Country Park (ACP). The southern facing veranda shielded the intense heat and allowed the residents to enjoy prevailing wind from the south during the hot and humid summer months. The veranda also served as a venue of social gathering. As such, the ACP is an important setting of Carrick and this side of the building is the most significant facade.