55 Conduit Road [????-2005]
I went inside this house just before it was demolished. My feeling was that the ground floor was badly planned and felt closed in. There was no garden at all, and the staff areas in back were less than 10 feet wide and terraced up the hill. The grand staircase had rotted away, so I did not go upstairs, where, one hopes the layout was more friendly. I remember thinking that the house did not feel like I would enjoy living in it.
At the time of the Japanese occupation, it was owned by the Ip family.
Since 1946, local tycoon Fu and his family had owned the property.
Sino Land bought it in 2004.
It was just to the west of the deadly 1972 Po Shan Road Landslide. (see photo - it is below the tall towers on the top right)
This is the same site where after the demolition, the excavation work for the new development caused a shift in the foundations of the towers above on Po Shan Road, and work has not been allowed to coninue.