15 Robinson Road [c.1936- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

15 Robinson Road [c.1936- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1936-01-01 (Year is approximate)

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Back of the house, yellow colour
Back of the house, yellow colour, by Vvnnnx
Front of the house & entry
Front of the house & entry, by Vvnnnx

In 2018, I once saw one young man with a really big and cute Bichon Frise leaving this house. He was about to walk his dog. I know it was awkward but I took the advantage and asked him a few questions about the house. He said he was curently renting one of the rooms upstairs. He told me that the owner of this house was an old lady and she was still living there. I tried to press the doorbell and see if the lady would love to talk a bit but she wasn't there. Her helper answered the door with a puzzled look an told me she was not at home. I left a note for the old lady but I received no further reply. Of course, that was a bit awakward but I was really tempted to know more about the house. In the entrance there is a small, simple yet elegant crystal/glass chandelier. I believe the interior of the house is well-maintaines and preserved.

seems like the above website is a verbatim reproduction of the AMO grading assessment reports?

Seems to be Grade II listed in 2009.

Just found on amo website and heres the link to the apparisal:

http://www.aab.gov.hk/historicbuilding/en/568_Appraisal_En.pdf

Together with several classmates, I had a chance to get inside the mansion in the 70s upon the invitation of my classmate Li, a descendant of Mr Li Sing Kui I believe, to work together on a school project, as his home at 15 Robinson Road was closest to the school we attended. We were about 13 years old then. Once inside, we were asked to keep quiet and not to wander around as his grandmother was there. We immediately went up to his apartment (yes, he lived in an apartment inside the mansion with his own bedroom and living room wherein there was a piano) on the 1st or 2nd floor but on the way, I noticed that there was a conference room behind closed doors with a signage in Chinese - 會議室 on the ground floor. Behind the conference room, there was a patio with plenty of natural light. The apartment he lived was about 300 sq ft and was spacious enough to accommodate all of us, about 5 to 6 schoolmates altogether. I can't recall what the project was about but when we finished, Li played his piano to entertain us (was it Turkish March?). He was the only classmate that I knew who lived in an apartment by himself.