In the early times, the homes of common chinese people were mostly made of stone, tamped mud or sun-dried bricks reinforced with straw in the north. While in the South, homes were made of wood, bricks or woven bamboo as seen in the old house photo below as sourced from http://www.terragalleria.com
The upper-class Chinese house has a single story, with spacious open air courtyards, tiled roof; adorned with stone lion dogs, stone carvings, ornate carving frames, decorative and colorful latticeworks. Such architecture however rarely exists now in Shenzhen. The old single story homes were replaced by modern design high rise apartments with an average 12 square feet of space, a typical two-room to three-room apartment equipped with hallways, kitchen and bathroom.
When we first arrived here, majority of apartments were mostly 7-story high, but these days, Shenzhen is filling up with newly built 30 to 50th floor apartment complexes and condominiums.
I'm sorry Patty and Reggie Girl, there are no Victorian Houses here. But please find below the photo of the 7-story apartments and flats where I live and newly erected high-rise condominiums few blocks away from our home..
Hope you enjoy my Chinese house photo shoot-outs... Thanks for dropping by..