One of the drawbacks of traveling in countries or areas with a lack of diversity is that the cultural destinations and history tends to be the same from place to place. For the most part, temples in Japan are the same from place to place - similar design, layouts, colors, floor plans - though the most popular ones tend to have something special that makes it worth the trip. Seoul's royal palaces are almost indistinguishable from each other in many of the photographs I took, due to identical architectural elements and the similar styles involving mazes of courtyards, rooms, and buildings. And while Chinese (Taiwanese) architecture is more flamboyant than the others, it can run together as well.
But I had the most fun I can remember exploring a house while at the Lin An Tai House in Taipei. It was raining fairly hard, and despite carrying an umbrella I managed to get fairly wet. But I wandered through the gardens and house and took a ton of pictures!
The Lin An Tai House is free and a must-see while in Taipei, open 9-5 every day except Mondays and holidays. It's the way houses used to look in Taiwan before skyscrapers and apartments took over. As I mentioned, it's hard to find on the ground, even though it's right across the street (to the north) of Xinsheng Park, and east of Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the Taipei Story House. It's easy to get from one spot to another, though like everything in Taipei, it takes some time. But as a historical location and as a thing of beauty, I hope you have a chance to visit in person.