The construction of the house was completed in 1914.
Chen Tiau-chun was a tea merchant. His foster father Chen Yu-lo hired a designer to design the house.
It was originally used as a resort house for the family as well as a guest house for entertaining important people.
The house displays the traits of diverse elements from Western historical architecture,
including the Tudor style half-timber wall, Classical portico, and European Art Nouveau windows and interiors.
It was one of the most unique residences in the Japanese period in Taiwan.