21 Broadwood Road, where Tommy Waller and the Edgars lived, was the last of seven European houses built by my grandfather Charles Warren in the so-called “Ridge Development” of 1915-16. It was set slightly lower than The Towers, - a sort of smaller version and looks as if it had a lovely view. I think it may have been known as "The Cottage" originally.
Charles Warren didn’t sell it within his lifetime, perhaps intending it for his son and family to live in. It was sold in 1924 to a Chinese consortium after his death. It changed hands frequently after that, often mortgaged, and seems to have been used as a source of rental income by its successive owners. The final two transactions were from Charles Leroy Shank, a civil engineer, to Irene Stephanie Goeke, on 1st September 1938. Irene Goeke then sold the house to Hong Kong Tramways on 25th June 1940.