70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter
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Contrary to the image of the crowded and narrow capital city, there is a spacious house with a lush garden on Dinh Liet Street.



70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

The house lord is Mrs. Pham Thi Te, 101 years old, a goldsmith.

 

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

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.

 

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

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.

 

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

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.

 

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

Unlike conventional roofs with 2 dragon heads, this house was designed with three dragon heads.

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter
 

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.

 

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

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.

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter
 

A door with the coin and long-life letter patterns. According to the owner of the house, the door was bought from Hue.

 

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

Behind the family altar is a small garden with a roof.

 

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter

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.

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter
 

The paintings hang next to the doorway.

70-year-old garden house in Hanoi Old Quarter
 

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.


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