The renowned Saigon mansion, known for its 99 doors, stands as a testament to the legacy of Hua Bon Hoa. Situated in the prestigious quadrangle of Pho Pho Duc Chinh, Le Thi Hong Gam, Calmette, and Nguyen Thai Binh, this grand residence was meticulously constructed by the Hua family’s descendants. Their purpose was to provide a shared home for all the future generations of Uncle Hoa’s lineage.
The mansion was completed within 5 years and was designed by a French architect. It is a luxurious villa with four floors, combining elements of both Eastern and Western architectural styles. It was also the first place in Saigon to have an elevator, which was considered a luxurious and extravagant feature in Vietnam in the early 20th century.
In 1975, as Uncle Hua’s family emigrated abroad, the mansion found a new purpose as the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, preserving its historical and cultural significance.