The national historic landmark, Lee Teng-fan’s Ancient Residence, is a signature building that is refined and magnificent. After the middle of the Qing dynasty, Taiwanese generally expanded their houses if the social status of their family was enhanced so as to bring honor to the family name. Lee Teng-fan’s Ancient Residence is the best example of the house expansion trend back then.
The residence is delicate, elegant, and spacious with all the quintessential traditional elements. It is also the only national historic landmark in Taoyuan City. A typical Zhaoan Hakka building, the big wooden structure of the vestibule and main hall is the most exquisite part of the woodworks of the building. Since Lee Teng-fan was good at calligraphy and painting, there are many calligraphy works and paintings adorning the indoor area.