Array
Condos

A Marriage of Tastes in a Fixer-Upper Condo

A couple fuses their individual design preferences into one charming condominium home

Shares
Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon

For a couple looking to find their first home together, Vince Sales and Frances Amper-Sales had a stroke of luck. They found their current home just two months after their wedding. While it was not love at first sight for their condo, the view from the living room’s window took their breath away. It was a clear day when they visited, and they were awed that they could see all the way to Antipolo, Laguna, and Manila Bay! The only catch was that the condo required many repairs – from a ceiling that was damaged by Milenyo to kitchen cabinets in dire need of an upgrade to a large cylindrical post that stands by the convex-shaped windows. But a skyline view such as that was not be missed, so when the owner brought the price down, the Sales couple had no choice but to go for it.

After the major structural repairs were done, Vince and Frances took on a design project that merged their individual aesthetics to create a lovely home that is well-lived in. They invested in major furniture pieces that appealed to Vince’s aesthetics yet satisfied Frances’ cost concerns. But what stands out are the couple’s individual and shared collections that make this condo unit a charming and cozy starter home for a young couple.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Original article by Chinggay Labrador. Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("His and Hers") in the March 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

If You're an Air Fryer Newbie, Then This One That Costs P2,500 Is for You

Bigger capacity but more affordable? Yes, please!

Pastel Kitchen Finds You'll Want in Your Scandi-Inspired Home

From serving bowls to microwavable containers.

A Look Inside Julia Barretto's Walk-in Closet

Julia wanted her walk-in closet to feel like a private boutique.

6 Powerful Countertop Ovens to Gift Yourself This Christmas

These countertop ovens have a cooking capacity from 42 liters to 90 liters.

These Mini Christmas Trees Will Make Your Small Space Feel Festive

For anyone who's already in the mood to decorate for the holidays.

Chic Kitchen Finds Under P1,000 You Can Buy on Lazada

In case you missed it, Landmark's department store is now available on Lazada!

LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag Give a Tour of Their Two-Story Home in the States

The "formal living room," as LJ calls it, is spacious!

This Woman Has a Pet Cemetery in Her Home in Cebu City

This homeowner dedicated a special spot in her garden for her beloved pets.

WATCH: The Details We Love About Bea Alonzo's Christmas Tree

They added twigs to the tree to make it look more natural!

See How Andi Eigenmann Organized Her Home

She turned her bar into a sanitation area!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!