26 May '14, 7am

Shophouse built in 1800s for sale - Property Auctions News, Property Investment | PropertyGuru

A rare two-storey conservation shophouse at 24 Purvis Street, right in the heart of the central business district, has been put up for sale as vacant possession. According to the title deed, the original property dates back to 1827 during Singapore’s early years, but extensive renovation work was done to the interiors to modernise it and make it elder-friendly. One of the owners who wanted to be known as Mr Tan, told PropertyGuru that he has lived in the shophouse for more than 20 years and that it used to be home to four generations of his family. “Age is catching up on me and I want to move to a smaller place,” noted the 71-year-old. At one time, around 15 family members stayed there, including the children and grandchildren. Aside from residential use, the premises had been used for other purposes, such as the trading business and was even a photo studio during the 1980...

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