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Straits Eclectic Houses of Muntri Street

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On this page, I want to show you the beautiful Straits Eclectic houses of Muntri Street. Muntri Street has one of the best preserved Straits Eclectic houses in George Town. Now many of these houses are being carefully restored to reflect the early 20th century style of the time it was built. Shown here are a selection of the more interesting houses along Muntri Street. The date in brackets show when the photograph was taken, so these houses may have since been restored or repainted.

No. 19 Muntri Street: Dilapidated house with dark blue wall. Its doors are painted with the auspicious greetings. Bat-shaped air-vents. (7 July 2008)




No. 22 Muntri Street: Unrestored house with rust-color doors, window frames and air-vents. Wall painted white with green-red floral pattern. Flooring tiles of geometric design in maroon, light and dark green. (7 July 2008)



No. 38 Muntri Street: Unrestored house with brown grill door and kidney-shaped air-vents. Floor tiles in maroon and white. (7 July 2008)



No. 40 Muntri Street: Unrestored house with iron door painted green and dark-green kidney-shaped air-vents. Wall peeling. Floor tiles in maroon and white. (7 July 2008)



No. 44 Muntri Street: Restored house, rust-color doors, window frames and kidney-shaped air-vents. Wall painted torquoise, and floral tiles in dark green and pink. Patterned floor tiles in geometric design. (7 July 2008)



No. 47 Muntri Street: Tian Chin Hiang. Unadorned house with plain wooden door. Wall painted light blue. Floor tiles a geometric pattern of blue, red and white. (7 July 2008)



No. 52 Muntri Street: Restored house with dark wooden door and oval glass. Wall painted white with green tiles. Floor tiles a pattern of grey and red. (7 July 2008)



No. 53 Muntri Street: House in its original finishing, brown wooden door, semi-arch window frames, kidney-shaped air-vents. Wall painted white. Cement flooring. (7 July 2008)



No. 54 Muntri Street: Restored house, lacquered wooden door with gilded carvings, gilded filigree at sides and top. Kidney-shaped air-vents. Wall painted cream with green tiles. Floor tiles a pattern of brown, white and blue. (7 July 2008)



No. 58 Muntri Street: Restored house, lacquered wooden door with intricate gilded filigree. Auspicious greeting at inner door. Gilded window rails. Wall painted cream with patterned green-pink floral tiles. Kidney-shaped air-vents. Floor tiles an intricate pattern of brown, green and grey. (7 July 2008)



No. 60 Muntri Street: Ladies Tailoring Institute. Unrestored house. Door and window frames painted maroon. Kidney-shaped air vents. Walls painted white. Polished-cement flooring. (7 July 2008)



No. 66 Muntri Street: Unrestored house. Plain wooden doors painted green, bolted. Semi-arched window with frames and rectangular air-vents painted green. Wall painted white. (7 July 2008)



No. 71 Muntri Street: Partially restored house, lacquered wooden door with intricate gilded filigree. Window frames and air-vents painted maroon. Wall painted off-white, and white tiles with floral pattern. Floor tiles a checked pattern of brown and cream. (7 July 2008)



No. 73 Muntri Street: Partially restored house, pink wooden door frames with light pink panes. Window frames and air-vents painted pink. Wall painted white, and floral tiles in light blue. Plain terracotta tiles on floor. (7 July 2008)



No. 83 Muntri Street: Door painted cream with sky blue lining. Collapsible inner grill. Sky blue window frames and air-vents. Wall finished with dark pink tiles interspaced with dark blue pattern. Floor tiled in white-green pattern. (7 July 2008)



No. 84 Muntri Street: Stout iron gates painted dark brown. Auspicious greetings on inner door. Dark brown window frames and air-vents. Wall painted white, and torquoise tiles, interspaced with dark green tiles. Pattern floor tiles in shades of brown and other colors. (7 July 2008)



No. 85 Muntri Street: King Wan Association. Open doorway. Rectangular windows and air vents with frames painted green. Walls covered in tiny light bluish green tiles. Floor covered with tiny off-white tiles. (7 July 2008)



No. 91 Muntri Street: Penang & Province Wellesley Cafe Association. Rectangular windows and bat-shaped air vents with frames painted brown. Plain walls painted cream. Floor covered with patterned tiles. (7 July 2008)



No. 96 Muntri Street: Wooden door with collapsible grill. Lemon-green window frames and air-vents. Wall painted cream, and lemon-green tiles. Pattern floor tiles in maroon and grey. (7 July 2008)

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