This majestic villa of old Qingdao
, located on the tableland of YiShui Road just down the street from the old Qingdao American Consulate, was built in 1907. This red brick villa is an independent idyllic house constructed on a stone base under a red tiled roof. The wall of the top floor is a half timber structure decorated with glazed tiles of intricate patterns. The architraves and the decorations on the components of the girder are typical of the architecture at the turn of the 19th century. The elegant and magnificent construction of this ‘Qingdao Old Town’ villa reflects the traditional German architecture of the Middle Ages.
Site of the former Residence of Diederich
7 YiShui Road
Built in 1907
Shinan District, Shandong Province, Qingdao. P.R. China
青岛迪德里希旧宅: 中国山东省青岛市市南区 沂水路7号
Photograph © Colton Dirks