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Posted on August 3rd, 2009 in Loft, Old House, posts, weekly summary

A Place in Shanghai, (“SHPlace”) has recently started a newsletter to let you know about the greatest places that are about to become available before anyone else knows about them, giving you a crucial advantage in the fight for shanghai’s most desired properties ;-)

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Announcing Shanghai Real Estate- the blog

Posted on September 27th, 2008 in posts, weekly summary

A quick announcement for the launch of Shrealestate.com our new blog covering market news and trends as well as tips about buying and renting houses in Shanghai.
Suggestions are wanted-let us know how to improve this site and make it useful to you! 
Also, since you’re on your way checking out new things a few properties from our Shplace Sales Departmentcurrently on the market ready to be yours.

This adorable historic ground floor flat is situated on Fuxing East Rd near Fuxing park.

And in less than 10 minutes walk east you’ll reach Shanghai’s popular Xintiandi Area that, as Fuxing Park, offers lot’s of Bars(racks, luna, la maison, etc), Restaurants (Paulaners’, Shikumen Bistro, Chamate etc), Clubs like G-Plus, Shops, a huge Cinema, Recreational Clubs (alexander Club), is connected to the subway lines 1 and later also line 10. 

132 square meters beautifully renovated for sale at 5.9 Million or approximately 45000 Rmb a square meter.


This historic corner lane House on Yuyuan Rd near Zhongshan Park is just being renovated right now.
The 3+1 Storey House has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living Rooms, a spacious gourmet chef kitchen, storage room, terrace, balcony, 2 gardens and a large built out basement.

The House’s main entrance is through the front garden that has about 20sqm. And is very bright.
It’s spacious first floor boasts a 70sqm Living Room, with built in solarium for extra sunlight, and 3.6m high ceilings.
The Room also features a charming old fireplace that has been fully restored.
Nearly 280sqm asking 12 Million Rmb. 

This awesome Loft Apartment in a historic building (Sheffield Apartments) on Wuyuan Rd is now for sale.
It is located on the top floor of the 5 storey house and is 139sqm large.
The Flat has 2 Bedrooms, 1 living room and two Bathrooms.

It has been  very well renovated by the current owner, who put in new plumbing, wiring and gas pipes, and added floor heating.

139 Contemporary Square Meters in the Heart of the French Concession Selling at 45000 Rmb a square meter or 6.25 Million as a whole.


Happy New Year Everyone, 2008 1st places! starting with Jing An temple Area

Posted on January 4th, 2008 in 8 Park Avenue, Jingan District, Jingan Temple, weekly summary

Jing An Temple

The Jing An Temple area is becoming a more and more popular hotspot in downtown shanghai, previously with the kerry
centre and portman a business exklusive it has added exklusive restaurants (muse, blue frog, burger king, brazilian
barbecue, teppanyaki and many others), bars (judy’s, the spot, big bamboo, M, classic Windows Too and many others),
a fresh mart, exklusive shopping malls, No 2 Line Station and of course the newly restored Jing An Temple.

for more info on the area contact us here http://www.shplace.com/?page_id=33
Jing An Temple on Nanjing Rd

beautiful One Park Avenue 2 Bedroom Apartment available.
This nice 2 Bedroom Apartment is in JingAn’s famous and very popular One Park Avenue Compound at XinZha Rd and ChangDe Rd.
It’s modernly furnished, nicely and elegantly renvoated and has a great view from the 30th+ storey.
Of course ADSL, WiFi, TV, DVD, and other electrical appliances are already included.
More can be added to your request.
View any time.
11000 Rmb/month.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 100sqm.


2 Bedroom 8 Park Avenue Apartment

This Flat is in the brand new one park sister compound 8 Park Avenue on Xikang Rd.
It’s beautifully furnished, modernly renovated with double glazed windows, extra water heaters, insulated walls, in-house sattelite TV, plug-and-go ADSL, WiFi,
large LCD screen TV’s, built in closets and central airconditioning (changable filters).
2 equal sized bedrooms, both facing south, very bright and with lot’s of storage room and 2 spacious bathrooms, with shower rooms and towel dryers.
starting at 14000 Rmb.
View any time.

Beautiful 3 Bedroom 8 Park Apartment coming out after chin. New Year.

This is also an Apartment in the newly finished 8 Park Avenue Apartment Complex near Jing An Temple, JiuGuang, Plaza 66, the Kerry Centre, Portman and NanJing Rd.
The Flat has 3 Bedrooms, a big Living Room, flower balcony (to put flowers and plants), a big modern kitchen, two baths and a small storage at the entry area.
All rooms have built in storage, central airconditioning and ADSL connection.
The Landlord’s tastefully decorated the apartment with warm and natural colored furniture.
Additions or changes can be discussed with the open US landlords.
Viewable on wednesdays afternoon only.
150sqm, 17000 Rmb.

4 Bedroom Apartment at One Park Avenue

This is a partially furnished, spacious and very bright 4 Bedroom Apartment in the One Park Avenue Compound at Jing An temple.
It’s warmly renovated and on a very high floor with a great view south.
3 bedrooms, 1 Study and 2 Living Rooms on 170sqm.
The new tenant’s will have choice of furniture.
Starting at 22000 Rmb.

Many other great places in the Jing An Temple area are available, call Oliver at 1352-488-8815 and get informed about wha’ts available for you.

Summary, what’s around?

Summary starting with picture then description, for clarity ;-)

Old Houses

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Apartment on Hunan Rd.
The Apartment is one of two large garden units (each with large independent garden),
the flat is beautifully done with the nice original wooden floors, beautiful arched doors, a large kitchen and super high ceilings.
It comes fully equipped and renovated with new standards.
37.5k a month.
View any time.

Wonderful 2 Room Apartment in the famous Maison Mode on Huaihai rd.
The flat is nicely restored, with  unique stone walls made out of collected old bricks and wood.
The Apartment is very colorful, well renovated, with a large bathroom and stand alone shower, open style kitchen with big pantries and lot’s of work room.
12000 Rmb a month (including tax and management)

This is a wonderful and fantastically located apartment right at the pedestrian zone of fuxing park, it’s lovingly renovated in an old-new mix with open kitchen tatami reading area, super large bathrooms, lot’s of storage and big fully equipped kitchen.
View any time.
21000 rmb a month. (including tax, management and choice of furniture)

New Apartments:


Beautiful Oriental manhattan 2 Bedroom with nice view, and brand new furniture.
The Flat is in the 3rd Phase and has 2 elegant bathrooms, storage, big kitchen,
balcony and come’s fully equipped with entertainment, washing, drying, adsl and wifi.
View any time
starting at 14k a month. (incl, tax, management)

Brand New Platinum Plaza Apartment at Hongqiao Rd.
This is a fantastically built new building with in-house alexander fitness club at Hongqiao and Panyu Rd.
The Place is elegantly and well renovated, with insulated walls, double glazed thermal windows and huge modern kitchens with built in dishwashers, oven, and microwave.
View any time.
8th floor, 13th and 28th (for 16k, 17k and 20’000 rmb a month including tax and management)


Modern furnished and renovated very bright Apartment in the La Cite
Compound in Xujiahui.
This Flat is very bright, nicely cut with 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 Study, big living room, balcony, modern fully equipped kitchen with view, and two bathrooms.
View at any time.
Starting at 13k a month.


Brand New Apartment in the Resort Like City Condo Complex at City Center near the
Renaissance  YangTze and Grand Sheraton.
This fantastic 4 Bedroom Apartment, is the best situated in the new building right at the outdoor swimming pool (which can be entered directly through a panorama elevator).
It’s modernly renovated, with a lot of storages, walkable closet, 3 bathrooms and elegant kitchen.
21k a month. 210sqm.


Yanlord Riverside Apartment with superb view and lot’s of place.
This is a nicely renovated and furnished apartment with more than 240sqm in the
super popular Yanlord Riverside Compound.
4 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, 3 Bathrooms, Maid’s Room and Storage.
The famous compound has floor heating in all units comes with outdoor and indoor swimming pool, massive gym, fitness center, tennis courts, shooting range, outdoor basketball and many more.
33k a month.
View any time.

Unique and 1 out of a million Wellington Garden 700sqm Penthouse with 4 Bedrooms, 2 walkable closets, lot’s of storage rooms, gigantic super modern fully equipped siemens kitchen, spacious (nearly 100sqm) living room, large balcony and a breathtaking view!
75k a month. (includes choice of furniture, management and taxes)
View any time.

Call Oliver at 1352-488-8815 to view the above offers.

Summary: the best of the best rental properties in Shanghai

Posted on October 23rd, 2007 in weekly summary

Lately there’s been a lot of movement, so what great places are still available and which one’s are coming up soon?
By Categories:

Downtown Penthouses with fantastic views

Crazy Oriental Manhattan Penthouse with fantastic view.
This Penthouse has 2 Bedroom’s, 1 Study Room, 1 Maid’s Room, 2 Living Rooms and 3 Bathrooms.
Oh, and yes a 1000sqft+ Terrace on top of the commercial center Xujiahui.
29000 Rmb with club, taxes, management and parking.
(available from 1. of Nov.)

4 Bedroom Gubei Carrefour Penthouse with 400sqm Terrace 360 Degree’s around the Apartment
This beautiful Penthouse has 4 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, 2 Storages, 2 Bathrooms, it’s own elevator entry.
10 minutes to Gubei Carrefour and all it’s surrounding restaurants, shops cafe’s and the mandarin city compound and park.
26000 Rmb.

Yanlord Riverside Penthouse
This beautiful Yanlord Riverside Penthouse is 230sqm large, has a fantastic view on the suzhou river and it’s brand new.
It come’s fully furnished in a modern and simple style.
Siemens Washing Machine, DishWasher and Surround Sound are also included.
34000 Rmb.
(pictures will follow shortly)

Wellington Garden Penthouse
This is the penthouse in one of the most exclusive Properties available in Shanghai.
The Wellington Garden is known for it’s unbelievable view and superb quality.
This Flat stretches over 600sqm, 5 bedrooms and is basically the whole top floor plus a terrace.
It’s got a huge Kitchen, all windows and all appliances.
75000 Rmb, viewing possible on 3 days notice.

Old Garden Homes and Lane Houses in the French Concession

Beautiful YuYuan Road House with wonderful Renovation and unique style.
This conviniently located lane house has a very nice enclosed garden, 4 Rooms, balcony and living room with floor heating.
5500 US$.

Wonderfully Renovated Julu Road Lane House
This stylish Lane House behind Jing An Temple and Shanghai’s new Park Place Hotel and Spa is uniquely renovated in an old and charming style.
It features spacious living rooms, kitchen and master bedroom with a dressing area big enough to be another room.
It’s well renovated with double glazed windows, original wooden floors and frames, every room is with gas heaters, extra water pressure pumps and hot water washing machine and dryer.

Wuding Road Mansion
This is a beautiful spanish style Mansion on Wuding Road with a huge Garden and very special renovation.
The Villa is very spacious has 6 Rooms, 1 Bedroom and 3 Bathrooms, plus a balcony and solarium in the garden.
5500 US$ viewing available mon-fri.

French Concession Flats, Lane House Flats and other great deals.

Fantastic HunNan Road Apartment
wit fountain terrace, wonderful renovation, loftstyle living room with open kitchen, lot’s of
free space and warm colors.
Come’s fully equipped and with choice of furniture.
25000 Rmb.


Posted on September 28th, 2007 in weekly summary

Hi and happy Holidays.
It’s the time of the MoonCakes, Lanterns and the Full Moon.
A long time ago Farmers celebrated it as the End of the harvesting season.
Click here to find out more

For Shplace it’s time again for a summary of the best deals still around.
Maybe the holidays are a good time to check out what’s still around.

Wonderful Wellington Garden Flat
Wellington Garden Apartments are probably some of the greatest Homes built in Shanghai.
It’s got huge living space (3 Bdrs from 187sqm to 247sqm), fantastic unblocked View over the campus, a fully imported German Kitchen from Siemens and it’s very exclusive (only 90 Units). from 21000 Rmb.

Beautiful Wuyi Rd old House, fantastic renovation and great price to value.
The House is very spacious, has 4 Bedrooms, 1 Living Room and 3 Bathrooms.
It’s very close the Cloud Nine and the Regent Plaza.
3500 US$ monthly.

Very Spacious Yanlord Riverside Apartment
This is a very spacious Yanlord Riverside Garden Apartment on the 25th Floor in the third Phase of the Developement.
Yanlord’s 3rd Phase stands out with Oven, Floor Heating, good insulation, double glazed windows, central airconditioning, good security system and large balconies.
Yanlord Riverside’s facilities include a gym, outdoor Tenniscourts, outdoor and Indoor Swimming, huge Gymnasium for Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball and more.
The Flat comes unfurnished at 22000 Rmb.

4 Bedroom Gubei Carrefour Penthouse with 400sqm Terrace 360 Degree’s around the Apartment
This beautiful Penthouse has 4 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, 2 Storages, 2 Bathrooms, it’s own elevator entry.
10 minutes to Gubei Carrefour and all it’s surrounding restaurants, shops cafe’s and the mandarin city compound and park.


Posted on September 2nd, 2007 in weekly summary

Wow all these new great places on A Place in Shanghai, it’s easy to get lost in those postings.
What’s still there?

Great 4 Bedroom Jing Ding An Bang Apartment with gorgeous renovation and furniture.
This flat is brand new, one of the most elegantly furnished apartments around and has more than 210sqm of living to offer.
The Flat of course also includes, Sattelite, ADSL, OVEN, Microwave, Washing Machine, Dryer, Heating, Flatscreen TV’s, Temperature regulation and the club.
3500 US$ or 26400 Rmb.
View at any time. Call Oliver at 1352-488-8815

Beautiful Old Garden House right behind Songqing Ling’s former Residence on Huaihai Rd.
This wonderful old residence has just gotten a facelift with new kitchen and new bathrooms.
The Flat is on the first floor and has a huge shared Garden to it.
It’s got 1 Bedroom, 2 very spacious living rooms and an outside Storrage and Maid Bathroom. The Area is 120sqm, and rent is 15000 Rmb.

Big Yuyuan Road Lane House, newly furnished, isolated, with heaters and loads of character.
This wonderful old Lane House on Yuyuan road near Jiangsu Road has just been renovated, it’s very spacious (more than 200sqm living), has 3 Bedrooms, 1 Study or dresser, 1 huge Living Room, 3 Bathrooms and 3 Balconies.
The Landlords re-done the house with repurchased wooden floors and frames for doors, stairs, and built in closets.
They also done a pretty good job and lighting the place up with building in some extra windows and light spots.
The House also has real gas heaters, nice front terrace, oven, microwave and ADSL.
3500 US$ or 26000 Rmb.
View any time. Call oliver at 1352-488-8815

Beautiful Old Huaihai Road Apartment with huge rooftop Terrace.
This beautiful Old Huaihai Road Apartment is located at the Changshu Road Metro Exit near Huating Road.
It’s just newly renovated and very spacious.
2 seperated Living Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Storage, 2 Bathrooms and a fully equipped Kitchen.
The Flat comes without furniture.
Negotiations start at 22000 Rmb.
View any time.
Call Oliver at 1352-488-8815

Find your place in Shanghai, what’s still around?

Posted on August 12th, 2007 in posts, weekly summary

After many new houses, pictures and a hot market, it’s easy to loose yourself in the properties on shplace.
Here are places from the last couple of days that haven’t been taken yet.
You can schedule a viewing for the following places at any time,
Call Oliver at 1352-488-8815
This is a beautiful old Garden House Apartment on Huaihai Road near Huating Road.
The Flat is in a top location, just across Huating Road and the lane Entry is right next
to the Changshu Road Metro Line 1 Stop.
The Flat is large has 3 Bedrooms, 1 Garden House, 1 private Garden, 1 Living Room and
3 Bathrooms…more here
View at any time.

Beautiful Old Garden House right behind Songqing Ling’s former Residence on Huaihai Rd.
This wonderful old residence has just gotten a facelift with new kitchen and new bathrooms.
The Flat is on the first floor and has a huge shared Garden to it.
It’s got 1 Bedroom, 2 very spacious living rooms and an outside Storrage and Maid Bathroom.

The Area is 120sqm, and rent is 15000 Rmb.
View at any time.

Great Zhongshan Park, Park View Apartment with wonderful view on one of Shanghai’s
biggest and greenest Parks.
The Flat is on the 12th Floor, and is very elegantly furnished.
The Landlord is very nice and would be helpful (has several places rented out through shplace already.
and we had only good experiences with him) if any adjustements are needed.

The Flat is a little bigger than 160sqm, has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, 2 Balconies (one to the south and one to the north) and negotiations start at 16000 Rmb.

Newly renovated Xiangyang Rd Lane House, with roof terrace just 5 minutes from K.Wah Centre.
The House just finished renovating after the Landlady’s bought it on July 30th.
It’s very bright, has 3 Bedrooms, 2 super spacious living rooms, 3 Bathrooms and a nice rooftop terrace.

Beautiful Bathrooms, and nice Kitchen.
Great Price with furniture 20000 Rmb without 16000.

Wonderful Wuyi Rd Lane House,
4 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, 2 Bathrooms.
180sqm, very quiet, in bright and green Lane.
The whole house is equipped with real Wall Gas Heaters
from bottom to top.
Only 26500 Rmb. (3500$)

Apartment and House Summary

June has been a tough moment for tenants and agencies, if you’ve been out looking for apartments so have been 100′s of other families and couple’s and everybody had some tough competition for the houses.

Now let’s review from what great places are still available for this week:

Large Yongfu Alley Mansion next to the German Embassy, very spacious!
On 440sqm, with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Studies, huge Living Room, Bachelors Hangout and large outdoor Garden.
View at any time.
The Landlords Motto: Nice Tenant low Price, we’re looking for the right fengshui!

The prime Location on Yongfu Road near Fuxing Road is one of the most desired in all of Shanghai’s French Concession, and from the special party room you have a better view than any of the rooms across the street in the famous Yongfu Elite Club.
Large Yanlord Riverside Garden Apartment with huge balcony, large living room and bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 storrage rooms, oven, microwave, floor heating, central airconditioning, double glazed windows, insulated walls and a great compound with tennis courts, shooting range, basketball court, football field, badminton hall, gymnasium, sauna, swimming pool (indoor and outdoor) and many more in the Yanlord Riverside Garden.

3 Bedroom Panorama View Apartment in the Wellington Garden Shanghai Complex,
the largest available unit in the compound with walkable closets (please note the plural), 3 Bathrooms and a huge Living room.
Of course as all Wellington Garden Shanghai Unit’s this one also has double glazed temperature keeping windows, insulated walls, central airconditioning, siemens imported all german made fully equipped kitchen and washing room, and the unbeatable view on Shanghai’s famous 120 Year Old Jiaotong University Campus which has a huge Park and running track to use for everyone.

This charming House is just 1 Intersection from the famous Jing An Temple and Nanjing Road away.
The Lane House has a very spacious and generous layout, there are many large windows letting in a lot of natural light from the south, north and partially east.

With, Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, built in heating radiators (yes, just like home), sattelite tv, and adsl the house is fully equipped.
It’s nearly 300sqm big.

This wonderful old Apartment in the French Concession is in a very famous old Compound on Shanghai’s Top Shopping and Office Strip Huaihai Lu.
It’s very conveniently situated across the Changshu Road Line 1 Metro Exit.
The Flat has 3 Rooms, 1 Living Room, 1 Balcony, a walkable closet, 1 storrage, 2 Bathrooms and a huge Rooftop Terrace.
It’s very quiet and idyllic in this characterful compound right in the french concession.

Fenshui optimized old flat on Tai’an Road 2 Bedrooms

This lovely 2 bedroom apartment is located on Tai’an Road near many “it” cafe’s and restaurants,
the friendly and english speaking landlord has arranged the apartment very well and fengshui’lized it.

The flat has very spacious rooms, is very bright and there is nearly no noice on the peaceful alley outside.


Posted on April 5th, 2007 in posts, weekly summary, Z-rented out

These last days, Jacky and I (oliver) reorginized the Categories.

Please check them out on the right side it’s going to be much easier to find what house, apartment or flat you’re looking from now on.

Some of our most populated categories are:

Oriental Manhattan Compound in Xujiahui many luxury and modern apartments in the commercial center of Puxi Shanghai
Xujiahui itself
The Commercial Center of Shanghai’s Puxi.

Jing An District Jing An District offers great western lifestyle near the vibrant shopping and office areas of nanjing road and the Jing An Temple.

Gubei be in company with many other expat families and live safe and western with foreign doctors, veterinarians, dentists, supermarkets, convinience stores, american style houses and more.