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Calming and light are the first words that come to mind when you step into the Dutch Langenhof family home in Hongqiao. Anna, her husband Jerard and their three children, Moos (10), Puk (9) and Bo (7) and dachshund, Willem, moved from their home country Holland to Shanghai in 2015. While Anna a...

Stepping into the Thomas-Hunter abode is like stepping into a home where you know you’re going to embark on a few adventurous nomadic tales. There’s not a corner, wall or area in the house that doesn't feature some exotic piece, statue or artifact from some faraway land and this is what sets apart homes from those who have “holidayed” to those who have really “traveled.” Bo...

Arriving in Shanghai from Portland, Oregon, on their first expat assignment with two young boys was an adventure in itself, but to then think about decking out an entire new house from scratch gave this expat mom some newfound inspiration. While some expats were told to ship the entire contents of their home to Shanghai, others – like Jennifer Iversen; her husband, Matt and sons, Jack ( 4) and Henry (2) – were not.   “We weren’t allowed to bring much at all, so I knew I wanted to...

The front courtyard of the Hassan’s home in Jinqiao offers a peek at what awaits inside. Several large classic blue and white Chinese jars congregate at the door, granting guests access through the *Spanish-style villa* and into the main living area. Having been in Shanghai for more than eight ...

  When living in any big city, it’s impossible to be totally safe 100% of the time, but there are some things we can control, and they begin with health and safety in the home. Here are a few tips from PureLiving, China’s leading environmental consulting company.  ...

  Upon entering the Zakhem’s spacious apartment on the 21st floor of a high-rise in Lujiazui, the immediate impression is one of openness and light. Since 2011, the family had lived in Jinqiao with two sons still in school at SAS Pudong. When their youngest went away to college in 2015, they made a change and moved into the city apartment. Norma doesn’t miss their previous four-story, four bedroom house, especially since her three sons (24, 22 and 19) are all now living and studying ...

Stepping foot into this beautiful home on the outskirts of the leafy suburb of Jinqiao, it’s quite obvious that this is not the first expat assignment for residents Cheryl St George and Brad Morrison. Their home is flooded with gorgeous natural light, and the décor is perfectly coordinated with an editing process one might expect from someone with an interior design background. “We lo...

Whether you're looking for a short term housing solution, or just want a fully furnished home with hotel-like amenities, serviced apartments might be the way to go. Shanghai has a huge amount of opt...

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