The Miya/Lostvilla Huchen Barn Resort restored the six buildings of a granary station from 1956 to create a world-class resort. The granary sat in the valley between the Tiantai Mountain and the Siming Mountain in China, about a three-hour bus ride from Shanghai. The renovation of the site wasn’t a complete replacement, rather, the team kept many of the original and authentic features, such as the stone façades. The sandstone foundation with brick upper of five of the seven buildings was also kept. That’s not to say that they kept everything, though. The original drop ceiling was removed to expose the timbers used to build the granary in the first place. A seventh building was added to provide space for a reception and meeting hall.
The resort consists of 21 guest rooms, each with private sun decks and with incredible views of the mountains and landscape. The original stonework has been painted white, giving the resort a sense of purity. Bathrooms were added into each of the rooms as well.
There’s a sense of being lost in time at the Miya/Lostvilla Huchen Barn Resort. It’s a place of relaxation and escape from the everyday world.