Walk into the Daily Streets of Kaohsiung and Interpret the Tasteful Lifestyle
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Walk into the Daily Streets of Kaohsiung and Interpret the Tasteful Lifestyle
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Discover the wonder of the lodging.
On a sunny afternoon, when you step out of MRT Sinyi Elementary School Station on the Orange Line, a cool breeze blows on your face and a green shadow meanders on the ground. Avoiding the endless stream of traffic on the main roads, you walk through the quiet streets of Kaohsiung. The white clouds float leisurely in the sky, the green leaves sway with fresh looks, and the clothes hung out for drying are fluttering in the wind by the window. The new high-rise buildings meet with the ordinary local life, while the daily street scenes compose a charming scenery. Turning into a laneway, a new apartment standing in a row of old townhouses catches your eyes. This is In Style House, a lodging in a simple and refreshing style that delivers a delicate interpretation of the charms of Kaohsiung, inviting you to stay in the wonderful everyday life of the southern city.
Travel light with the Kaohsiung bear HERO
Press the password lock, then go upstairs and change into the slippers prepared by the lodging. The second floor serves as an art exhibition space with regularly changing curation. The warm sunlight streams through the large floor-to-ceiling windows, highlighting the works displayed on the black wall and infusing your eyes with the beauty of art. You follow the red open-tread staircase up and find that the host Eason has taken off the shell of the old house and create the home-like warmth with the modern design of simplicity. Each floor has its communal area with delightful surprises waiting for you to explore. As soon as you step onto the third floor, the striking white graffiti on the black wall brings you to wow. With the fine brush strokes and cute style, the walls are densely painted with featured attractions of Kaohsiung. You may picture yourself dragging the luggage and walking along the streets and alleys with HERO, the bear mascot of Kaohsiung, enjoying the scenery of the city and finally arriving at In Style House with warm yellow light. Lying on the French cushion, let’s count how many funny bears are in the graffiti!
As you ascend to the fourth floor, the interesting posters on the wall add some enjoyment to your journey. Eason’s collection is displayed in the stylish wooden bookcase, including ancient maps and globes, a variety of books and graphic novels, and some exquisite dinnerware. The items filled up the blocks demonstrate the good taste of Eason. Going up to the fifth floor, you can pick up a book and squeeze into the armchair by yourself. Or you may get onto the spacious balcony, sit in the chair and watch the blue sky shining with the bright sun or the ordinary life in the neighborhood. When the heat fades away in the night, you and your travel mates may each hold a beer and fill the nighttime with chit-chat, exchanging secrets until the break of day.
Five simple styles of design ingenuity in five rooms
The five rooms of In Style House are located respectively in three stories, and each delivers a simple and delicate texture of life. Entering the “Dialogue Quad Room,” The diamond-shaped floor tiles form a collage of fragments from the trip, while the two large soft beds guarantee a good night’s sleep for you. Thinking of the warm and funny dialogues you had today on the road, the memories become colorful and lively. “Youth Double Room” is like the adventure on the spur of the moment. The design of the bunk bed is suitable for friends like sisters. Wherever you go, the other one would join you without any hesitation, that’s just how the sisterhood works. Walking into the “Childhood Double Room,” the wooden furniture adds some warmth to the space while the stuffed toy foxes are waving to you and taking you into the quiet and tender dream. The “Exclusive Double Room” on the fifth floor allows you and your partner to enjoy a carefree and relaxed space. Here, the design of simple lines sketches out the plain life and the intimacy you both share makes you feel closer to each other.
Last but not least, here we are at the “Starry Sky Backpacker Room,” which is the girls’ favorite! The two-story-high ceiling space contains bunk beds with extra length designed by Eason, bringing you the most comfortable and spacious resting spot. The aerial view painting of street scenes of Kaohsiung on the walls wraps the room. When you look at the painted panorama of Kaohsiung City, it’s like the walls disappear in the blink of an eye and you can see beyond the walls for the stars shining bright, feeling even closer to the beauty of the night. Carefully climb up to the top attic space, this is the secret base dedicated to you, and you feel like you can catch the brilliant starts just by reaching out your hands. Lying in the soft bed, you count the stars and the moving feeling just transforms into a fascinating dream.
Stroll in the daily warmth of Kaohsiung
In the morning, pick up the scattered sunlight, bring a piece of blue sky, and let the scenery painted on the walls of In Style House guides you as maps. Set off from MRT Formosa Boulevard Station on the Red Line, you walk into the lively market and experience the boiling hospitality and local delicacies. Or you may cross the bustling roads and experience the zest of the harbor city. Savoring the memories of walking through the streets and lanes and feeling the pulse of the life in the harbor city, you look forward to the wonderful time to meet Kaohsiung again soon.
Meet the moving story of the host.
Wearing thin-framed glasses, a light blue vertical striped shirt, casual jeans and leather shoes, with his tall figure exuding an air of confidence, here comes Eason, the host of In Style House. He is actually an emergency physician, but because of his love for travelling, he always has a dream to open up a lodging. Talking about the trivia of In Style House in a composed way, Eason shares with us his belief in building the lodging around the needs of travellers and the continuous attention to the details. He would like to lead the travellers into the daily life of local people and create a second home in Kaohsiung for the guests.
Becoming a doctor and travelling around the world
When Eason was a child, seeing his grandmother in illness, he once said he wanted to be a doctor, and this children’s talk dropped a hint about Eason’s future. He was impressed by the American TV series “ER” when he was in high school, along with the initial intention of helping people, he made up his mind to become a doctor and eventually entered the medical school. When asked why he chose the emergency department, Eason said with a firm look in his eyes, “In the emergency room, you have to learn how to quickly solve the patients’ problems and even flip their fates!” Knowing his own traits, Eason chose to stand on the front line of medical care, striving to multitask in the chaotic circumstance and fight for every minute for the patients. “Among the 30 patients with chest pain, how to find the one in the most critical condition is to rely on the ruler in the heart of the emergency physician.” The training of emergency physician enables Eason not only to calmly face the sudden challenges of life but also to analyze the fundamental meaning of things and pursue the best solution with a practical attitude.
As both his parents were Mandarin teachers, Eason had received the gifted education since elementary school. In the expectation of his mother, he once studied in the art class for talented students, where his art appreciation ability was cultivated. Being busy with schoolwork and under a lot of pressure since he was little, Eason joked that he had the “national education teacher’s child syndrome.” Not until he left home for college did his rebellious phase begin. And he first experienced the things he had never tried as a student only after finishing college. Once on a trip to Mexico for a medical symposium, the tour group originally booked had been cancelled, and thus Eason and his classmates had to travel on their own. Watching the local people carrying live chickens and other belongings to ride the bus with them, along with other unpredictable surprises on the road, he tasted the fun of travelling for the first time. Since then, he fell in love with travelling and started to visit the wonderful scenery around the world.
Pursuing perfection in details with people in mind
“When you have seen a lot of good spaces abroad, you’d hope that when foreigners travel to Taiwan, there’s good lodging for them to stay as well.” With a wealth of experience of staying in lodgings in different countries, the idea of establishing a lodging in Taiwan gradually developed in his mind. From studying the travel industry in Taiwan to personally visiting locations to do venue scouting, he put a lot of effort into building his dream step by step. Eventually, he chose to settle in sunny Kaohsiung where he found the ideal house – a 40-year-old residence within five-minute walk distance from the MRT station. As a result, with his persistent efforts, the outline on the blueprint of his dream become clearer and clearer.
Apart from putting his own travel experience into the design concept of the lodging, Eason also invited his classmate from elementary school, Dizhen Zhang, a top-notch aerial view painter to draw the street scenes of Kaohsiung on the walls of In Style House. The delicate paintings bring Kaohsiung’s daily scenery into the space and give the travellers a taste of local life. In order to realize his ideal blueprint, Eason supervised the construction himself, while even rolled up his sleeves and do the cleaning work on site. But sometimes, troubles just came out of a blue. A severe typhoon hit Kaohsiung and the huge rain storms poured down into the drains that had not been completed, leaving In Style House flooded from the fifth to the second floor. Eason and friends lost no time in cleaning the water with mops. However, the traces left by the water stain just couldn’t be removed. In the end, Eason had to replace all the wooden floor that had already been laid. “As this is your own house, you need to get hold of every detail, so you’ll know how to maintain it in the future.” A determination was shown in his eyes, along with the attention to every minute detail, Eason even personally selected the beds of quality. Thinking in the shoes of the travellers, Eason insists on building the perfect space for his guests.
Inviting travellers to stay in life and opening up windows to different lifestyles
In the future, Eason hopes that In Style House can serve not only as a lodging space but also as a window opening up to different lifestyles. Exhibitions and special exchanging gatherings will be held sporadically here. Eason also plans to open a select shop, so the foreign travellers can bring home Taiwan’s creative ingenuity as souvenirs and wonderful memories, while Taiwanese travellers can also discover more beautiful things through the shop with good taste.
“This is the place closest to the daily life of Kaohsiung. I’d like to take this lodging as a starting point and bring travellers to walk into Kaohsiung’s life!” Eason said in a calm and confident tone. What lies behind the scene is the unremitting endeavors, unique aesthetics, and considerate thoughts. Eason turns his travel experience into the designs that meet the needs of travellers. Start from In Style House with Eason, let’s stay close to the most authentic and intimate lifestyle of Kaohsiung!
Exclusive Double Room
NTD 1,980 ~ 2,280/room
Breakfast not included, On the 5th floor, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)
Youth Double Room
NTD 1,480 ~ 1,680/room
Breakfast not included, On the 3rd floor, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 single bunk bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)
Childhood Double Room
NTD 1,480 ~ 1,680/room
Breakfast not included, On the 4th floor, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)
Dialogue Quad Room
NTD 2,480 ~ 2,880/room
Breakfast not included, On the 3rd floor, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 double beds, Extra person is not allowed (more)
Starry Sky Backpacker Room
NTD 650 ~ 800/person
Breakfast not included, On the 4th floor, Shared bathroom outside the room, Separate bathroom and toilet, 2 single bunk beds, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)
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Facilities and Services
No. 90, Bohai St., Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
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