Friday, December 11, 2015

Welcome to Jackson Hole, China

Living a Frontier Dream on the Outskirts of China’s Capital.  (The New York Times, 12/8/2015)
Over the past decade, more than a thousand families have settled into timber-frame houses with generous backyards, on streets with names like Aspen, Moose and Route 66. On Sundays, some worship at a clapboard church that anchors the genteel town square, outfitted with bronze cowboys and a giant Victrola that sprays water. 
“America represents wilderness and freedom, and also a big house,” said Qin You, 42, who works in private equity and owns a six-bedroom home that features a koi pond, a year-round Christmas tree and what he proudly described as “American-style” electric baseboard heating. His parents live in the house and he goes there on weekends. “The United States is cool,” he says.

What's your design pleasure?

Related reading:
The Clone of my Hometown in China.  (The Atlantic, 12/3/2014)

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