Jing’an district in Shanghai, China is rooted in tradition and culture because of its namesake temple. Built over two-thousand years ago, it remains the physical and symbolic center of the community. In the heart of the historical district, the design of these townhome interiors by Mason Studio, is a pure and minimal expression of extravagance. These family-oriented environments prioritize natural light, personal outdoor space, and the use of the highest quality finishes. The refined construction detailing and minimal use of finishes express how essentialism redefines traditional notions of luxury.

Each townhome is created to be a lasting home for generations; one that values quality and craftsmanship over ostentation.Throughout the development, the interior material selections for the townhomes is reduced to the use of only three main materials; wood, marble and hand-trowelled plaster. By reducing the materials to a select few, an emphasis is maintained on the quality and execution of refined detailing. All finishes are void of any applied ornamentation relying solely on the inherent beauty and integrity of the material itself. ( Published with BowerBird)

Photography : Seth Powers


Anastasia is the lead author of House-diaries.com. She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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