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A 60sqm Loft-Type Condo with a Modern Classic look

A retiring couple enjoys a compact bi-level unit that mixes classic and contemporary pieces with flair

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Architect: Allen Oblena

Compact condo units can be just as homey as full-fledged houses. A testament to this fact, a bi-level condo unit in Quezon City is the home of a retiring couple whenever they come to Manila from Baguio. Given the bare unit to work with, architect and designer Allen Oblena turns this promising space into a homey haven with a classic contemporary look.

The couple favored a streamlined aesthetic and a neutral color palette. Allen kept to this theme but made the look more interesting with updated classic pieces. He also employed an open-plan layout, creating smooth transitions between areas and an airy ambiance.

Original article by Katherine Lopez. Pictorial direction by Nat M. Clave. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Tiny Bliss") in the August 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at  https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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