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Stepped pro?le of the back facade.

Living room looking towards the dining area.

Left: Crossing the bridge into the master bathroom. Right: The elegant facade retained since the 1920s.

Left: Storage space on the staircase. Right: A 7m long marble dining table that’s made for entertaining.

Samsui woman by Lim Leong Seng.

Living in the Past and Present

A 1920s shophouse celebrates heritage while catering to a modern lifestyle.
Mar 20, 2020 5:50 AM

DEPENDING ON WHERE you’re facing, Kenneth Kan and his wife Mei Ling either live in an old house or a new one. The reality - it’s a mix of both.

From the front, their home - a shophouse off River Valley Road - shows its vintage as a 1920s-era building complete with a pitched roof, timber

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