Reunion Heritage House is a unique heritage property, nestled in the heart of the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown, Penang.
This over 100 year old pre war shop house was once a warehouse featuring the Southern Chinese Eclectic Style which was built around
1840-1900's, by the artisan from South China hired by the Chinese Merchants reside here.
The shophouse is an urban building form that dominates the built cultural heritage of George Town. George Town has the largest number of shophouses in Southeast Asia.
The early architecture was an amalgamation of cross cultural values, ideas, traditions of immigrants and indigenous builders, and the adaptation to the availability of building materials, skills, transportation, as well as appropriateness to the tropical climate.
Each decade has a distinct decorative façade style that shares a common characteristics: They are multifunctional - downstairs shop, upstairs house
, low rise, 2-3 storey, Narrow fronts, deep rears, narrow staircase.
With a buildup area of 260 feet long', our house is one of the few longest shophouse in Georgetown. The shophouse encompasses 2 units with 2 entrances, front entrance faces Vitoria Street, back entrance faces Beach Street. The house is linked by 3 open airwells.
The dilapidated house was old, and refurbish in 2014. The restoration was done in accordance to UNESCO Heritage Building Rules, gracefully keeping the house's original structures including the staircase, timber shutter and air wells. The whole process took 2 years to complete and finally opened in