Daniel Padilla's Modern Mediterranean House

Kapamilya star Daniel Padilla shows us around his two-storey house in Quezon City

Original Article: Gabby Reyes Libarios Photography: Mike Dee Architect: Mari-Louie Torres-de Leon

Kapamilya actor Daniel Padilla is one of the few people who can proudly say that they purchased a house before the age of 20. This property is even more special for his mother, Carla Estrada,  because it is the first place that she can call her own after renting many different homes for 25 years. 

The new place that Daniel and Carla share with Daniel's siblings, JC, Magui, and Lelay, can be found on a 1,000sqm lot in an exclusive subdivision in Fairview, Quezon City. According to architect Marie-Louie Torres-de Leon, it has a modern mediterranean style that can make the entire family feel cozy and comfortable.

Read the original article in YES! Celebrity Homes 2015. YES! Celebrity Homes 2015 is available at bookstores and newsstands nationwide. Click here to download a digital copy of YES! Celebrity Homes 2015.


According to Daniel, the most exciting moment of his life was the moment that he finally saw his completed house. Many homeowners feel emotional when they see something rise on a once-empty lot.

Dodge Challenger

Daniel reveals that he purchased his dream car, a black Dodge Challenger, after he saw fellow Kapamilya Enrique Gil's Camaro. "Nauna si Enrique sa akin! Sabi ko, 'Sobrang solid ng kotse mo, men! Inggit ako!"

Daniel adds that once he was finally able to buy his Dodge Challenger, he and Enrique drove around after ASAP, the Sunday noontime show on ABS-CBN. "Ang sarap din no'ng feeling na 'yon!" he exclaims. 

Polaris 4x4 ATV

Beside the Dodge Challenger is Daniel's special toy: a Polaris 4x4 all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Since it is not meant for on-road use, he uses it on off-road trails in Subic. 


Near the front door of the two-storey house is a swinging bench and three wooden seats. This is the perfect place for entertaining guests on a breezy and beautiful day.

Double Doors

The main doors are double patio glass doors with wrought-iron details that were custom-made for this family home. According to architect Marie-Louie, they were only supposed to use bronze glass panes on both sides of the two doors. However, Queen Mother Carla requested for colorful stained glass panels.

First Floor

The first floor of the house has a living area, an elevated seating area meant for business meetings, a dining area, and an open kitchen.

Living Area

The living area is furnished with a beige sala set from Philux. Behind the fully upholstered seats are large windows covered with taupe and white-colored curtains.

Living Area

Facing the living area is an elevated seating area that Carla specifically asked for. She can use this particular space for business meetings with clients and partners. It is furnished with black tufted chairs from Home Depot.

According to architect Marie-Louie, the floor in this area was made from real wood from Malaysia. It was purchased from August Alliance.

Dining Area

The dining area is furnished with a rustic and charming wooden dining set from Abubot. Since they have a big family, the 10 chairs around the long wooden table are used often.


According to architect Marie-Louie, the kitchen archway was not a part of her original design. However, because Carla and Daniel wanted to add more bricks to the family home, she decided to put up a metal archway covered with stone cladding from EZ Rocks.


The architect shares that Carla wanted to use mahogany wood for the kitchen. The Queen Mother thinks that the reddish brown hue makes the space feel warm and homey. 

Christmas Tree

Since the family home was photographed right before Christmas, it was already decorated for the holiday season. The tall Christmas tree is covered with tinsel, balls, and twinkling lights.

Powder Room

To spruce up the small powder room, the architect installed a column of mosaic tiles. Since the Queen Mother loves chandeliers, she also put one up in this space.

Second Living Area

There is another living and dining area on the second floor of the home. This is a private and informal place that would allow Carla and her children to hang out, watch TV, or enjoy meals. 

Second Dining Area

The second dining area is furnished with a classic and traditional dining set. The family can have breakfast, snacks, or quick meals in this particular space.

Carla's Bedroom

Carla can feel loved, pampered, and well-taken care of in her private sanctuary. This bedroom is furnished with a four-poster bed, a fully upholstered armchair, and several comfortable seats.

Master Bathroom

Since the master bathroom and walk-in closet has a lighted vanity mirror and a red accent chair, it is a great spot for putting make up on. 

Master Bathroom

On the other side of the vanity area and walk-in closet is the master bathroom. It has a shower area with a mosaic tile column separated by a glass enclosure, a corner whirlpool bathtub, and other high-end fixtures.

Master Bathroom

A closer look at the whirlpool bathtub and porcelain bidet and water closet in the master bathroom.

Master Bathroom

If you are also building or renovating your home, you may want to have your own oversized bathroom mirror! Pair it with pin lights, wall sconces, and other lighting fixtures for better illumination.

Secret Door

This bookshelf filled with The Beatles memorabilia is actually a secret door that leads to Daniel's bedroom! Aside from commemorative toy figures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, there are also toy figures of Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant.

Secret Door

According to Daniel, the secret door only opens once you enter the right security code. However, he reveals that everyone in his home actually knows his password. 

Daniel's Bedroom

Daniel says that it was his mother who wanted to have a mediterranean-style house. For his own bedroom, he wanted to have stone, bricks, and other rustic materials. 

Although Daniel can afford to have his own bedroom, he would rather share the space with JC, his younger brother and best friend. JC sleeps beside him or on the futon at the foot of the bed.

Entertainment Room

This entertainment room was supposed to be a walk-in closet for Daniel. However, when he saw that they were about to build a walk-in closet, he asked the architect if it could be turned into an entertainment room instead. He now uses it as a private place for hanging out and playing video games with his brother and their friends.

YES! Celebrity Homes 2015

Read the original article in YES! Celebrity Homes 2015. YES! Celebrity Homes 2015 is available at bookstores and newsstands nationwide. Click here to download a digital copy of YES! Celebrity Homes 2015.


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