The courtyard covering an area of five acres was rebuilt over the span of three years, which was home to the former British Consulate.
Based on the concept of building “no rules” as well as liberal and humanistic spirit, layer upon layer, this unique garden represents the one-of-a-kind view of Shanghainese culture and aesthetics.
The 1930s Spanish-style brick-wooden-structured main building is called Judetang, which implies benevolence, righteousness, manners, wisdom, trustworthiness in Chinese culture. The interior is well-poised, with a modern and elegant lobby and terrace on the first floor. The second floor connected with a unique sunroom offers a sharp contrast that is exquisite and retro chic. Decorated with silver foil walls, velvet wall fabric, natural crystal columns, Qing plaques, vases, paintings, and calligraphy, the dining room has 80 elegant dining seats available for a memorable dining experience for your next visit.
Eight rooms are combination of ancient and modern, elegant and private with diverse styles, among which Caixiang Study is the VIP area. At its glass and stone entrance, there are two plaques with the words “hanging rules” cast on it. The east wall of the study is made of ancient lacquer near elegant bamboo case. Inside, there is a fireplace meeting area with a 1960s Gucci sofa, sheltered by sheepskin lamp. Also, the small open-air yard with stone table and benches fits well with tea from nature.
Surrounded by hundred-year-old boxwood, hibiscus, trumpet creepers and Tai Laker stone, the “Keep it Quiet” bar was inspired by the 1930s salon décor with a classic red velvet mirror and vintage sofa. Its walls are made of wooden doors dated back to the republic of China, modern glass, and ancient black bricks. This is where weekly movie screenings, live performances, and other artistic events take place, bringing together Shanghai’s very own active literary and cultural community.