A Danish man has bought Asia’s most expensive flat for HK$497.9 million.

According to Land Registry records, the two-floor apartment was bought for HK$95,971 per square foot and is on the ground and first floor of Opus Hong Kong on Victoria Peak.

The duplex was sold with a saleable area of 5,188 square feet. The apartment has two parking spaces and a 3,245 square feet garden. According to Opus’ website, the apartment also contains a private swimming pool.

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Opus Hong Kong at Mid-Levels. Photo: 準建築人手札網站 Forgemind ArchiMedia

The buyer is a company called Lead Connection Limited. Its owner is a Danish passport holder called Aaxman Daniel, whose registered address is Schindellegi in Switzerland. The man has the same name as the founder and CEO of Woodman Asset Management, a Zurich-based company. It is unclear whether they are the same person.

Opus is a 12-storey luxurious residential building on 53 Stubbs Road. Designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry and built in 2012 by Swire Properties, the building boasts of a special spiral structure. It contains 12 units – two duplexes on the lower levels and ten others each occupying one floor and is also home to British consul-general Caroline Wilson. Situated on the peak, all 12 units have a view of the Victoria Harbour.

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British consul-general Caroline Wilson is also an Opus resident. Photo: YouTube
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Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.