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Stepping into the Thomas-Hunter abode is like step...

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 ...

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 years, the Hassan family has only been in this house since last summer. But even though they’ve had the opportunity to live in several other homes and areas, this has become their favorite.It def...

  When living in any big city, it’s impossible to be totally safe 100% of the time, but there a...

  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 Morri...

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 options to choose from, and the market continues to grow. It was hard, but we managed to condense our...

When the first thing you see is a large canvas featuring Captain America, you know you’ve entered a home with a bold personality. “My husband had the artwork made – he designed it himself and picked all the images. Capone is the creative one in the business, not me!” laughs Leontien, co-o...

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