Fishponds shrouded in mist, little wooden bridges and typical Chinese architecture. This architectural gem is situated on a private island in the middle of Dushu Lake in the city of Suzhou. It is precisely due to the unique location, that this house has become very popular and its price has risen to the equivalent of an incredible USD 154,000,000.
Construction of Taohuayuan House took approximately 3 years and the popularity of the building has also grown thanks to the fact that it was built in line with Feng Shui rules. The residence neighbours canals, has a lush gardens and wooden bridges. The design of the house and its surroundings was inspired by the city of Suzhou and its classical gardens which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The house is built on 1.6 acres of land and its name means “Utopia” in Mandarin.
Over an area of more than 72,400 m², you will find 32 bedrooms and 32 bathrooms. All of the rooms are south-facing in order to catch as much natural light as possible and also to allow the people living there to feast their eyes on the magical view of the picturesque Dushu Lake.
The interior of Taohuayuan House is fitted out with classical Chinese furnishings, complemented by genuine works of art. There is also a huge cellar and of course an infinity edge pool which hangs out over the lake and gardens. The exterior boasts rocky terrain, typical flora and even a real waterfall.
A lot of foreign buyers have expressed an interest in Taohuayuan House and it looks like they are ready to submit to its unique charm even if the asking price is raised.