French concession 500m2 “The mayor residence ”
If the house has feelings, this villa with over 100 years history is a delicate and elegant Shanghai socialite. The owner of the house plants roses all around the garden and names the villa as [Fan Hua]. If what you want is not only a temporary lodging but also a delicate, humane and special spiritual tour, you must pay a visit to [Fan Hua] to go through a wonderful adventure.
[Fan Hua] locates on the Road2 of GaoAn street, the most central part of Shanghai old French concession. And the mysterious former residence of Ring Shengde is across from it as well as the once famous “XiaFei Street”. It was surrounded by many cultural landmarks such as embassies, former residence of celebrities, libraries, musical college, dramatic arts center and so on. It takes 15 minutes to reach the most prosperous fashion shopping center of Shanghai, Xujiahui. The subway station is nearby as well as the bar block on the Hengshan Road which make the place the core area full of Shanghai fashion spirit and historical culture. It is quite at ease to wander along the quiet and comfortable avenue, to look at sunlight coming across the golden leaves of Chinese parasol, to hear about the stories of celebrities spread around at the neighborhood and to experience the poetic and worldly slow common life.
The appearance of the low-key villa is not conspicuous. The fashionable now but slightly embarrassed Mosaic exterior wall is carefully wrapped by the host of the log. It is another prosperous scene after entering the yard: the carefully managed garden patio, the separate area divided by the goose soft rock and the original wood floor, the luxuriant vegetation and fragrant rose surrounded by the exquisite fake mountains. You can deduce a graceful affection by putting one or two tables and chairs and lighting two or three weak lights under a blue-and-white striped awning. The house was decorated by the mahogany furniture and piano handed by grandparents, famous paintings drawn by the well-known painters Wu Guanzhong and Shi dawei and the antique treasures in the mahogany shell cabinet. It is a charming scene that when you dance on the floor with the gentle breeze and sunshine. The host of [Fan Hua] has the utmost care for all the details such as the delicate carpet with auspicious totem of Tibetan and the complicated embroidery as well as the new and clean goblets and so on. The bedding is imported from Italy which values 40 thousand Yuan. The bathroom towel rack is specially made to order and was settled everyday by the aunt. All these are prepared for the lucky friend who will live in there where you can experience both five-star hotel luxury and the harmonious and comfortable feelings at home.
There are three bedrooms in [Fan Hua] with three different styles, Chinese style, European style and American style. Each of them has its own bathroom, patio and small living room. It is possible to earn a private and quiet affection if you want to share the house with others and to offer your family get-togethers, friends party and business office if you want to own [Fan Hua] totally.
The villa is full of stories in the history. Once the first beauty of the republic of China and the famous movie queen HuDie lived here with their lovers. The mayor once took it as his own official mansion with the first floor for his family living and the second floor for himself which leaded to a legend. Additionally, there was a couple who were good at Chinese zither living here and all the time the rhyme was spread.
If you want to know more. How about coming here and enjoying a good time?
The host is a senior figure in the art circle of Shanghai. He has his own art wine gallery and training institution. Maybe you can go to his office to have a conversation about movie or drama with him, or maybe you can draw the curtain of the room and listen to him about the interesting stories with the weak light on. What’s more, you can also to read the novel Fan Hua in which the author had described a bustling city of Shanghai.