A book that I found on a recent trip to London........
is full of treasures.
If I could, I'd move into one of these houses in a heartbeat.
Sadly, they are extremely rare these days.
What do I like most? The lanterns? The carvings? The colors?
The sweet garden decor?
The perfect balance of light and heaviness?
I did say colors, didn't I?
The authors of this book won an award in 2005
for their previous book, Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation
I'm sure that book is just as gorgeous.
Find more about them both, click here.