Whatever Chinese does not long for life in paradise, Chinese architecture always has countless poetic and pictorial flavors. Among them, most representative are old houses in south of Yangtze River.
Let's see how traditional "four waters to hall" layout changes to homestay?
The total area of the building is 500 m2, divided into upper and lower floors.
As soon as you enter courtyard, it is surrounded by green bamboo, reception desk is cast in cement and covered with brass countertops.
The inner courtyard of second entrance is paved with white sandstone and blue stone slabs, and carved doors and windows at entrance have been restored with melodic old charm.
The space with three entrances is main living area, and themes and styles of rooms are changeable and original.
Parents and children's room
It also includes a semi-open bar and a restaurant that can cater to different needs.
Located in an 800-year-old ancient village, homestay is a real old house from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
In another courtyard, there are 12 guest rooms that have inherited layout of a traditional Hui style home, the most distinctive of which is a carved antique bedroom.
In one part of tea room, you can sit quietly or meditate. The blue stone slab floor and colorful old walls are unique, while windows also overlook the private garden.
The second floor is a wonderful observation deck. Only small changes have been made to original design of wooden building so that guests can truly enjoy pleasure of leaning on railing alone.
(All images in this article are taken from Internet)