An old house situated in Suzhou was forced to be demolished under the redesign and reconstruction. During the same period, Tongli Lakeview Hotel was under construction, so the designer of the hotel purchased it. Every tile and brick is marked with number, the designer brought traditional Suzhou house builders and put every brick back, the original old house was reborn here. An old piece of the history was therefore restored.
This unique square-shaped old house was originally built in late 19th Century, according to the style, it could be a wealthy family’s house. You will be able to see simple traditional eaves entrance shapes in mid-hill pavilion style. It has the exclusive Suzhou architecture traits: Square structure, humble outlook, delicate stone-carved gateway, wide and open living room, white walls with black pillars and a side living room with a 3 sided window.