Instead of five-foot way, front yard is a typical shophouse design around the area between Cowan Street & Anderson Road. I believe these are developed in later years after the establishment of New Town, my wild guess would be 1930's. And being located at the town boundary during that time, both floors are occupied as residential, unlike shophouses in town center, ground floor was meant for commercial. Anyway, we can see many of it have been converted for business and these are the few renovated & maintained in good shape. Although the original appearance is no longer remain, the quality and effort of restoration is still encouraging.