It was the residence and family home of the late Qing theoretician and reformist Zheng Guanying. Mandarin’s House was built in 1869 by Zheng Guanyin’s father Zheng Wenrui. Zheng and his brothers gradually enlarged the complex since.
It was built largely in Cantonese style, also having elements of western architecture. Mandarin’s House covers an area of 4,000 square meters, which is one of the largest family homes in Macau.
The government overtook the complex in 2001. In 2005, the house was listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.