This traditional way of living in Beijing is disappearing due to the massive construction of skyscrapers.
For someone like me, having the opportunity to do the interior design of this 800 years old courtyard house it would be a dream come true..
Also the pleasure of living in the middle of authentic Beijing, were you have a sense of community instead of isolation and were living is also sharing. The courtyard belongs to the community and therefore are well taken and preserved. A more human and also sustainable way of living.
Here some examples of beautiful Hutongs:
Here a video with more explanations about the Hutong Architecture