Lifescapes International

Beijing Demesne

This luxury residential community for the discerning buyer consists of numerous spacious villas, each with their own extensive private gardens. Inspired by classical French architecture and landscape design, the community is very unique in that each villa is sold complete with its interior and landscape already installed, which ensures a level of quality and design continuity throughout.

Upon entering the property through a guarded entry, residents are guided through a series of courtyard gardens, to build drama as well as provide a sense of tranquility and seclusion from the outside. The landscape architecture of these gardens reflects the grand clubhouse building, articulated in the carved limestone and marble cladding and elaborate gilt ornamental metalwork.

Elements in the gardens continue this high classical style, featuring sculptural fountains of carved stone and cast bronze, and dramatic reflecting pools lined in mosaic marble tile.  Extensive use of large trees that provide fall and spring color, as well as the many parterre flower gardens, provide a constantly changing scene throughout the year.

Every villa’s design is unique and feels separate from its neighbor, and is designed specifically for its floorplan. Fourteen-foot high walls offer privacy and a sense of security to the gardens which include outdoor kitchens, covered living and dining spaces, focal carved stone fountains, and koi ponds. Lawn areas and parterre gardens round out the verdant environments. In addition, the residents are granted extended access to neighboring private parks, gardens and children’s adventure areas, also designed by Lifescapes International.