Tuesday, August 19, 2014

House Hunters International: Our top 3 picks

After the house hunting extravaganza we narrowed it down to three apartments that we liked. The size and location of these three fit our needs best. Here they are, in the order we saw them:

1. This is the very first apartment we visited. It is on the 19th floor with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroms and an office. I believe this one is about 208 square meters (2200 square feet). 

The living room

Kitchen, with laundry room at the far end.

Guest bedroom

Master bedroom

View of construction across the street.

2. Our next favorite was the fifth place we looked at, this was also the smallest of all the apartments that we saw. It was on the 4th floor with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an office. This one was approximately 140 sm (1500 sf).

Dining room with kitchen off to the left.

Living room


Master bedroom

The view

3. This is the very last apartment that we saw, it is also the largest (but only by a little bit) at 220 sm (2300 sf). There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This one is also on the 4th floor. The current tenant was in the middle of packing up so the house was a little chaotic.

Living room

Dining room

Master bedroom


All of the apartments had there own pros and cons. In China everything is negotiable, even apartments. Before we made our final decision we asked the landlords for things to be added (like a dishwasher) or changed (like a very firm mattress) to see which unit was going to be the best deal. Ultimately we decided on apartment number........1! We are excited to move and get settled in our new apartment. I'll share better photos of our place once we are settled.


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