Celebrity Homes

Check Out Jennylyn Mercado & Dennis Trillo’s Charming Mountain Hideaway

It has a greenhouse, several viewing decks, and much more.

Photography: Courtesy of YouTube/Jennylyn Mercado

Lots of celebrities have been investing in properties outside of the city so that they can escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Among them are Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo, who are now the proud owners of a lovely home up in the mountains of Rizal.

The couple previously gave a sneak peek of their mountaintop hideaway through a video on Jennylyn’s YouTube channel, but now, they have given fans a full look into every part of the property. With its charming design and awe-inspiring views, it’s no wonder the couple and their kids want to spend lots of time here!

Have a tour of Jennylyn and Dennis’ idyllic escape up in the mountains:

Exterior


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All of the houses in the property were constructed out of containers. The ground floor of the main house consists of three 40-foot containers with high ceilings, while the second floor comprises two 40-foot containers with high ceilings.

The couple revealed that they originally decided to use containers because they thought it would be easier. Eventually, though, they realized this was not the case. Dennis explained, “Mas mahirap pala kasi kailangan namin siyang i-transport dito sa malayong lugar, dito sa Rizal area.”

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You’ll also notice that the houses are spread out. As for why, Jennylyn shared, “Hindi na namin pinagsama-sama bilang hiwa-hiwalay din naman ‘yong mga containers. Mas maganda na tingnan na ikalat namin siya dito sa area.”

Also Read: 'I Finally Fulfilled My Dream To Build And Live In A Container House—Here's What It's Like'

Guesthouse


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Though small, the guesthouse is full of charm and heart. It has a bunk bed, a love seat, a well-equipped kitchen, and a compact bathroom. Plus, here’s another super special feature you’re going to want to check out: Because space here is limited, instead of installing a TV, Dennis and Jennylyn decided to incorporate a projector screen so that guests can still watch their favorite movies and TV shows during their stay!

Guesthouse Deck


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Accessible via a set of stairs on the side of the guesthouse is a little deck area that offers an expansive view of Tanay and the Laguna de Bay. You also get an unobstructed view of the deck of the main house from here.

Greenhouse


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This quaint greenhouse was actually created by Dennis’ father! Dennis shared, “Ito ‘yong pride and joy ng aking tatay dahil siya ‘yong gumawa nito. Do’n sa isang bahay namin sa Taytay, Rizal naman, meron siyang mga greenhouse na ginawa, so sabi namin, baka pwedeng gumawa rin siya ng isa dito sa aming resthouse.”

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The crops being grown here vary widely and include vegetables like lettuce, arugula, and kale. Dennis added that according to his dad, the veggies grown here tend to turn out better than the ones grown in their other greenhouses: “Dito kasi, perfect ‘yong weather condition. … ‘Yong klima din dito, malamig, mahangin. Tsaka gumagamit siya ng hydroponics na parang filtered water ‘yong gamit, kaya ‘yon, mas mataba ‘yong tubo ng halaman.”

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Main House Living Area


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One of the first things you’ll find when you enter the main house is the living room. Though compact, it offers pretty much everything you need for a lovely hangout with your loved ones – lots of seating, a large TV, and even a record player!

Main House Guest Room


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Right next to the living room is the guest room, which is furnished with two bunk beds, one double bed, and one pullout bed. A group of up to eight people can easily fit into this room.

Main House Dining Area & Kitchen

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The dining table can comfortably fit up to 10 people, making it the perfect place for happy meals with your loved ones. Meanwhile, just like the one in the guesthouse, the kitchen of the main house is well-equipped and has a black-and-white color scheme. There is also a servery window that opens up into the outdoor dining area.

Master Bedroom


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One of the first rooms you’ll encounter on the second floor of the main house is, of course, the master bedroom owned by Jennylyn and Dennis. Its color scheme consists of lots of shades of green which, according to Dennis, is to be consistent with the colors of the surrounding outdoors. Aside from a massive bed, this room also has a serene reading nook, a mini fridge, and a closet area.

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Also Read: This Minimalist Makeover for a Rented Bedroom Proves That Less Can Be More

Children’s Rooms



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The main house features three rooms dedicated to each of Dennis’ and Jennylyn’s kids, Jazz, Calix, and Dylan. Each room has its own en suite bathroom and is decorated according to each child’s preference and/or age, while still being consistent with the clean and streamlined aesthetic of the rest of the property.

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Main House Deck



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Right off of the master bedroom is the deck of the main house, which offers a breathtaking view of the entire property and of Laguna de Bay. There are also several pieces of outdoor furniture so that Jennylyn, Dennis, and their family can rest while watching the sunrise or sunset.

“Kahit gaano ka kapagod galing trabaho, pagkadating mo dito, nakaka-relax,” Jennylyn gushed. “Tsaka iba’t ibang setting ‘yong nakikita mo. Iba’t ibang setting ng araw, iba’t ibang setting ng clouds, kaya … panibagong experience palagi.”

Main House Outdoor Dining Area


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Right outside of the main house is an outdoor dining area that has, among others, a large dining table that can fit up to 10 people. There is also a table that can be used for playing billiards, table tennis, or air hockey, depending on which one you want. You can utilize the BBQ grill for fun meals. Lastly, there is a spar bar here, which Dennis often uses to work out. You can also access the laundry area from here.

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