Plum Garden

Historic Building in Beitou

This fairly modest two-storey residence combines Japanese and Western architectural styles and dates back to the late 1930s. It's famous for being the home of Chinese master calligrapher Youren Yu in the 1950s. It's been richly renovated – the original tatami floors have been replaced with deep polished wooden boards, though the doors and huge windows are the originals – and there's not much to see here. Even so it deserves a quick stop to appreciate its elegance.

Plum Garden also hosts concerts and exhibitions. Check their Facebook page for dates.