A traditional, two-story rural house in Shanghai's suburban area is being reconverted into a modest and comfortable bed and breakfast for travellers looking to enjoy the quiet countryside.
Surrounded by a porous brick screen, the front yard is articulated around a tree, an elevated covered patio, and the entrance to a kitchen annex containing both a Western-style and Chinese-style kitchen for the owner.
The interiors expose the delicate wooden structure of the roof in each guest room. The rooms are accessible by an added balcony along the facade. Guests will meet and gather in the main dining room which opens directly to the front and back yards, keeping visitors in perpetual contact with the natural surroundings.