The Mansion at Number 128 Pokfulam Road, also known as Jessville, is classed as a Grade 3 historic building in Hong Kong. It was completed in 1931 as the home of barrister and public figure William Thomas Tam and his wife Jessie, who was the inspiration behind the buildings name.

Project Name -Jessville Manor
Studio Name -Purcell
Completion date– 2022
Location– Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Photography– Kevin Mak

Jessville Manor By Purcell - Sheet1
©Kevin Mak

It is one of the rarest surviving examples of colonial ‘European’ designed residential properties in Hong Kong, and is notable for its adaption to the local climate through the introduction of features such as the deep verandahs.

Jessville Manor By Purcell - Sheet3
©Kevin Mak

Dating back to 2008, the original proposal was to demolish the mansion to make way for the construction of three modern multi-story residential blocks. The building was ultimately saved and proposed as a clubhouse to the planned residential developments.
This later evolved into the conversion of the mansion into four smaller residential units, more in keeping with the buildings original use.

Jessville Manor By Purcell - Sheet4
©Kevin Mak

The practical completion of the project was achieved in March 2021 and the apartments are now becoming available to buy or let. Following the completion of the development, the mansion has been re-invented as ‘Jessville Manor’.


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