The golden period of Scharloo lasted until the mid-sixties. The need for more and newer houses brought the generations of the fifties and the sixties to other parts of Curacao. Furthermore, life in a Scharloo house had become difficult because the increasing prices of manual labour made the maintenance of these big buildings very expensive. And the many servants necessary to run such a household became impossible to find after the arrival of the Shell company. The local maids preferred to work for the Dutch as they were accorded higher wages and more free time.
Many of the buildings were converted into offices.