Some of Beijing’s traditional courtyard homes are being refurbished with a mix of modern sensibility and respect for original detail. Above, Liu Heung, who renovated a historic house.
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It's a black, dilapidated street avoided by all decent people.
Definitionrefurbish Hide phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL
to make a building look new and bright again:
The developers refurbished the house inside and out.
The farmhouse fell into a state of dilapidation.
describes something old and in poor condition:
The hotel we stayed in was really dilapidated.
a dilapidated old car/shed