Baba Chan Cheng Siew was a planter who made his fortune growing gambier and later rubber. He passed away in 1919 at the age of 54, and did not live to see any of his eight grandchildren.
The home is a combination of three house lots. A staircase made from solid cenggai wood and gold-leaf carvings is one of the main distinctive features of the house.
Each room within the house showcases an assimilation of different cultures. This is the world of the colourful Peranakans.