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    Allison Brown, a horticulturist who grew up in Pennsylvania but now lives in Laos, rents, renovates and then sublets traditional Lao homes. This house, at 110 Vat Chan Street in the captial, Vientiane, was built about 1915. It was her first renovation project in the country.






    The exterior of 120 Vat Chan Street, another home renovated and rentedout by Ms. Brown. The upstairs is occupied by the offices of the AsiaFoundation; the downstairs unit is a residence. Ms. Brown's renovationincluded the installation of air conditioning, but also retained traditionalelements, like this small spirit shrine in the garden.




    Traditional Lao Homes - The New York Times > Great Homes and Destinations > Slide Show > Slide 12 of 12

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    looks very serene and relaxed
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    Stunning. Here's somewhere where you can forget about "life" for a while and just relax. Wow.

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    Looks cool & refreshing. Sort of restful.
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    asian kitsch, blech
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