Contrary to the image of the crowded and narrow capital city, there is a spacious house with a lush garden on Dinh Liet Street.
The house lord is Mrs. Pham Thi Te, 101 years old, a goldsmith.
The house was built in 1944 by architect Pham Khac He, with a total area of 600sq.m. Its area has been narrowed by half, including a two-storey village and a garden.
There is a fish tank and a lot of trees in front of the house. Trees were planted according to feng shui, including a willow (the woman), a bamboo tree (the man), a medicinal wood tree (nobility), a sweet orange tree (sweet) and a palm tree (four seasons). There are an old plumeria rubra trees and an avocado tree in the middle of the garden.
This is a French-style two-storey villa, with a traditional Vietnamese architectural roof. There are several big pillars to support the house, in a pagoda-like architecture.
Unlike conventional roofs with 2 dragon heads, this house was designed with three dragon heads.
Mrs. Te's children are living in or surrounding the house. They still retain the previous furniture such as old couches, worship items, ancient pedestals, table and chairs, and antique fans.
There are many photos and paintings of Hanoi women in the old days in the house. An old lacquer vase that has been attached to the family since their first day at the house.
A door with the coin and long-life letter patterns. According to the owner of the house, the door was bought from Hue.
Behind the family altar is a small garden with a roof.
On the top floor is the painting room of female painter Pham Thi Nguyet Nga who is named in the "Almanac of mothers and ladies". Nguyet Nga is known for paintings of the Old Quarter and portraits of her family members.
The paintings hang next to the doorway.
Currently, Mrs. Te's descendants still do the job of their ancestors. The five generations have lived in this house and they want to preserve the house, and keep the traditional way of their fathers.
hanoi old quarter, old quarter, capital city, center, quarter 1, feng shui, bamboo tree, four seasons, french style, such as, the owner
The beauty of labor in Long Dien salt field(21:41 23/08/2014)
Con Hen – An oasis in Hue City(21:41 23/08/2014)
Foreign bloggers show a different Hanoi(21:40 23/08/2014)
Council calls for educational reforms(21:07 22/08/2014)
Kindergartens in city to admit babies from six months old(20:07 22/08/2014)
Festival honours young arts talent(17:11 22/08/2014)
Art & Entertainment News 22/8(15:10 22/08/2014)
Photo contest launched to feature Swedish innovations(13:09 22/08/2014)
Investors see big profits in building schools in high-end neighborhoods(08:13 22/08/2014)
Banh gai – Vietnamese multi-purpose cake(07:12 22/08/2014)
Art & Entertainment News 21/8(13:42 21/08/2014)