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A 79sqm Condo Unit turned into a City-Sleek Biker’s Haven

Passion for motorbikes and creative custom-made furniture created this one-of-a-kind space

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon Interior Designer: Carmen Lim

Fuel your passion is a motto fit for this home. Some design homes for themselves, some for their pets, and there are the few who build a home around their passion. Sonny Regala is one of them. In collaboration with interior designer Carmen Lim, they transformed a 79sqm condo unit in Quezon City to a “Biker’s Haven.”

To the right of the entrance is a glass display case of scale-model bikes, arranged by displacement, year, brand, and model. Across that is a plush sofa custom-made by Modern Designs. Rounding up the living area are three tables of varying heights, made of stainless steel and wood. The home is painted in a black and white, with an accent revolving wall that’s painted orange, holding a TV that can rotate 360 degrees—so it can be viewed from anywhere in the apartment. In the kitchen, the bar stools’ bases are made from tires while the dining set is a custom-made L-shaped glass table. Finally, in the bedroom, a life-size figure of a biker guards the entrance. Inside, the room is a touch more colorful than the rest of the condo, with orange sheets, pillows, and an accent wall. To keep the room neat, Carmen made several inconspicuous storage spaces around the elevated bed. The end result is a unique, sleek, city-inspired home that makes you think of life in the fast lane—truly a Biker’s Haven. The well-designed home paved the way for a love story to bloom as Sonny and Carmen are now happily married.

Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

 Read the original article ("Motor Home") in the November 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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