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This is the facade seen from the street:
And this is the garden side:
How does one get access to such interesting archival evidence? If you're a property owner or a real estate agent, you can tap into the Shanghai Urban Construction Archive, which holds all these goodies; otherwise – alas!
There is something else about this house. This residence in a distinct "Spanish style" was designed by the Russian architect N. N. Emanoff for the Associated Architects and built in 1941. It still stands at 1917 West Nanjing Road 南京西路1917号:
Click here or the image above to see its location.
+1 for the Russians!