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Inside the New York Home of China’s Most Famous Woman

2018-11-28 | LifestyleAsia



Yue-Sai Kan’s residence is an eclectic expression of east and west, contemporary and period, coming together in one of Manhattan’s enclaves for the privileged


The most famous woman in China has a five-storey townhouse in the very private Sutton Square along the East River. American-Chinese Yue-Sai Kan is widely known in the mainland for having been a media maven and responsible for a cosmetic line that has introduced millions of Chinese women to cosmetics. Her residence in New York is one of less than 20 homes in this bucolic side of Manhattan. Through the years, the circa 1920 townhouse has undergone various renovations. Kan loves to decorate her home with a little help from interior designers, the last one being Luke Van Duyen.


Her eclectic decorative style has furnished the Eastside home with precious pieces from different countries. The collection mixes both contemporary and period furniture, art pieces and decor. Her father Kan Wing Ling is a renowned painter in his hometown, Guilin, and his works, in the traditional Lignan style, adorn the walls of his daughter’s New York residence.


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