The house was built to raise two artistically-inclined boys who loved painting and writing (which explains why you might glimpse some poetry or graphics on the kid’s room’s walls).
The family also loved antique local wood furniture which explains the penchant for hard wood (on the stair’s steps and baluster, and the doors on the upstairs bedrooms). They’re hard to come by now as the transport of native hardwood is now banned.
The cathedral ceiling is because the family also loved space and is into bringing the outside (greens) into the inside, that’s why there are glass sliding doors on the two main walls of the main lounge and the dining. The area outside the dining room used to have a dart board, and a small table for light meals because it was where family and close friends were entertained (grilling and drinking). If you wish to make it into another room, that will be possible.
From the master and the kid’s bedrooms, there’s access to the attic which served as the library, craft and pool room (the pool table was put to good use but is still in wonderful condition). It also has a storage for luggage and not often-used stuff. It’s open and airy but can tend to be warm in the summer months (not heat-proofed but the ceiling in the whole house is fireproof).
It’s got a very interesting layout: one can be in the attic and see whomever is in the main lounge on the first floor; the attic also has sliding windows where you can see the master and the kid’s bedroom. It’s got interesting nooks and crannies made not only for aesthetics but for function.
Storage is no problem. Most everything you need to put away has a place (luggage, sports equipment, Christmas décor, etc.), the family used their creativity in building storage.
The kitchen is airy with a very functional layout. The family opted to have a center table which was used for food prep or for light meals. Between the kitchen and dining is a plank of old wood in its natural shape which was used for light meals or as a buffet station when entertaining. There is also what Filipinos call, an airy “dirty kitchen” outside the main kitchen and adjacent to the laundry area.
A few meters of space envelop the house so there’s space to plant ornamental or utilitarian greens. Water pressure is good.
The personalized features of the house were made by artisans from Bulacan. The house is also filled with paintings from artist-friends, antique Filipino furniture collected through the years, and pieces from their local and international travels. If the buyer is interested, the family is open to leaving some of the furniture, paintings and art pieces as they’re downsizing.
The house has a loving and interesting history like hosting young artists from the Philippine HS for the Arts, family gatherings and intimate (but fun) parties with artists, painters, writers, political personalities and a number of celebrity friends.
The owners would love to hand the house to a family who will appreciate and love it as much as they did.
- LA: 267 sq.m.
- FA: 270 sq.m.
- Two and a half floors
- Two-car garage
- Master Bedroom with en suite T/B
- Two Upstairs BR with 1 T/B
- Maid’s Room with T/B
- Guest T/B downstairs
- Big Main Kitchen with adjoining Dirty Kitchen
- Attic (Library, Craft, Pool & Storage Room)
- Lots of storage and built-in closets
- Clean Title; Real Estate Tax Receipts available
Credits to the Owner for the well-written story.
For viewing and other details contact Listing Broker:
Carla Calleja +63 917 852 8850