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Haunted house on (3?) Cornwall St

Wondering about an abandoned house on Cornwall Street. I haven't been able to dig up anything about this house, why it's abandoned in such an affluent area - could someone who is more knowledgeable fill me in? Thanks.,114.176433,3a,72.5y,178.44h,94.95t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sv1DDaJZl6MfcLx966XAqBw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Old houses of the Kowloon Tong Garden Estate

In this week’s guest post, Liz Brandon takes us on a walk through Kowloon Tong to show us what remains of Hong Kong’s original Garden Estate.

If you start at the Kowloon Tong MTR station and begin climbing the gentle rise of Kent Road, you will glimpse 4 Kent Road above a high wall on your right.  Note the pitched roof, symmetrical façade and curved footing of an upper balcony, all of which reflect the old style of Kowloon Tong homes. This one, like many others in the area, been significantly altered, but retains the same basic ‘footprint’ and structural outline as the original house. [29 December 2017 update - I have just learned that 4 Kent Rd has recently been demolished, sadly.]

4 Kent Road Kowloon Tong 2016
4 Kent Road Kowloon Tong 2016, by LizB
4 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong (2018)
4 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong (2018), by Philk

Continuing up the hill to the top of Kent Road, your efforts will be rewarded with a view of one of the few remaining gems of the old estate – 27 Kent Road.

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