Former Residence of Hu Xueyan
Covering an area of 7,000 square meters, this residence was built around 1872 after
three years’s construction, and now it is located at the most prosperous areainHefang
Street, Hangzhou,and it is considered as an inherent part of the Historic Area of
the Hefang Street. It was built in the ancient Chinese architecture style, but bigger
and more luxurious, with many pavilions, booths, bridges, rockeries, ingenious brick
and wood engravings, and its courtyards were decorated with numerous high class
trees like purple sandalwood and gingko.