金銀邊的襯托點綴、典雅古香的八角窗， 【赤崁璽樓】 不僅僅是老宅昔日風華的再現，更是以一個說書人的姿態，說著一段臺南七、八十年的老故事與一種世代文化的傳承。強力大推薦你們都來感受一下。不說你們不知道，【赤崁璽樓】是當時二戰後初期改建於臺南僅次於林百貨的第二高樓！ 【赤崁璽樓】 的建造是出自於洪氏兄弟的孝親，為了讓年邁且纏足的母親，方便欣賞赤崁樓「大舞台」的歌仔戲而建。
然而，年華老去、好景不常， 【赤崁璽樓】 一度成為荒廢的洋樓…。直至2014年一個奇遇的因緣際會下，一對夫妻買下 【赤崁璽樓】 ，秉持著以修復取代拆毀、以保存取代重建，請來技藝近乎失傳的老師傅們，依循古法技藝，以古蹟修復方式，重新整修並保留當初洋樓的樣貌，讓 【赤崁璽樓】 當時的絕代風華復刻再現！
It is an Old Story, that happened by chance.
Along a narrow alleyway, in the most ancient district of Tainan City, is an old blue building called Chi Kan West House. It is a fusion of classic Taiwanese and Western styles, having traditional octagonal windows embellished with silver frames and ironwork.
Chi Kan West House is not just the resurrection of an old building back to its heyday, but more the voice of an opera,singer vocalizing a 94-year-old song of Tainan and the inheritance of a culture.
Chi Kan West House is a four and a half-storied blue building hidden in a narrow alleyway of the prefectural city of Tainan. It is a blend of Taiwanese and Western architecture. When stage one was constructed in 1924 it was one story tall but in 1953 stories were added to become the second tallest building in the city, Hayashi Department Store being the first.
The building’s renovation into a four-story building was because of the filial piety of the Hong Family brothers for their mother. She was not only elderly, but also had bound feet, and the location and height of Chikan enabled her to watch the Taiwanese Operas performed on stage at Fort Provintia.
However, time goes by, and all good shows must end. Eventually, this old house became a long-neglected building with its elegance fading away.
It was not until 2014, under strange and unimaginable circumstances that a married couple bought the old house. With a large investment, exceeding their budget, they insisted on refurbishing instead of demolishing it. To preserve it, they had to recruit local elderly masters whose carpentry skills will soon to be lost. It was finally restored into a historical site, embellishing again the glory of its original appearance. Now Chi Kan West House is again unique among its contemporaries not only reborn, but also revitalizing its neighborhood.