A Modern Rustic Retirement Home in San Juan

Photography: OLA Interior Photography Interior Designer: Space Project Interior Design Services

Dubbed as Henry’s Cabine, this 100sqm condo unit in San Juan was designed to be a retirement home for a couple and at the same time, as a space where their sons can work and spend time in. “It’s a space that can be romantic at night, peaceful during the day, and filled with the warmth of a rustic abode with all of the modern conveniences,” says interior designer Ken Ferolino of Space Project Interior Design Services, the design firm that worked on the space.

From the moment you step inside, you’ll immediately feel how high-end the condo unit is. The chosen materials speak for themselves and the overall vibe is luxe yet welcoming.  In the worlds of Ken, it’s also like a work of art in its own right. “An art that is not limited to the sense of sight. We wanted to elevate the emotional aspect of the space for the well-being of our client,” the interior designer muses.



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The living, dining, and kitchen areas share an open layout and the design team made sure to pay attention even to the transition between spaces. There’s enough room to move around in and at the same time, the owners can each pick a spot where they can relax.

Take a peek inside Henry’s Cabine below:

Dining Area

According to Ken, the sons initially wanted to have an accent wall covered by a natural stone feature. “Due to financial constraints, the plan was shelved. The decision has been made and we recommended a venetian plaster which is a textured substance that will give the space a similar manly and sensual sense,” explains the interior designer.

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A modern dining set complete with a wooden table and matching chairs define the dining area. The chosen pieces complement not just the light gray venetian plaster but the wooden slats used on the walls as well. On the other side of the dining area is a storage unit.

Living Area


“Leather and red oak are a great match for the light grey venetian plaster. These materials can create a romantic and relaxing feel at night with the use of warm accent lights,” Ken says. During daytime, natural light streams into the unit while at nighttime, the lighting pieces cast off a warm glow that makes the space more relaxing.

The design team completed the living area with two accent chairs as requested by the mother of the clients. The setup by the window works as an alternative to a balcony and also serves as a coffee spot where they can sip freshly brewed coffee while taking in the view of the Metro Manila skyline.

Space Project Interior Design Services used Merino Laminates and area rugs from Eurobel.

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A spacious kitchen island separates the cooking area from the living and dining areas. Should the owners decide to create a breakfast bar, they can easily place two to three barstools in the area.

From the countertop, the owners can access the sink, storage area, and refrigerator. The design team paired the countertops from Felport with kitchen cabinets made by Ideal Home.


A modular dark-colored cabinet that also houses the refrigerator complements the flooring and light-colored overhead cabinets.

Master Bedroom

The hotel-like master bedroom features wooden laminates, wood slats, and a big window that lets in plenty of natural light. A neutral-colored rug adds warmth to the space and make it more inviting.

An archway leads to the closet and the en suite bathroom. The closet is kept simple and sleek, with big door handles that add a sophisticated touch.

At the foot of the bed is the TV area with enough storage and a built-in desk that can function as a work desk. Lighted shelves can be spruced up with framed photos, books, and other décor pieces.


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Master Bathroom

According to Ken, the owners made specific requests for the toilets. “The black Marquina marble tiles in the master bathroom walls give a luxurious sense and accentuated by the warm accent light.

The large mirror in the bathroom helps create an illusion of bigger space. Coupled with premium fixtures, the private space can rival any hotel bathroom. A niche on the wall can be used to hold toiletries.

Second Bedroom

The second bathroom serves as a home office and recreational area. Here, the brothers can work, play video games, and watch movies. It’s furnished with a sofa bed and a mobile table where a laptop can be placed.


The room has its own closet and a proper work corner.

Common T&B

If the master bathroom has a darker color palette, the common T&B is the exact opposite. “The luxurious atmosphere is maintained, enhanced by the warm accent light,” Ken explains.

Albeit smaller than the master T&B, this private space has enough shelves where belongings and other essentials can be stored.


Interested to work with Space Project Interior Design Services? You can get in touch with them through email at info[at] You can also call them at (0935) 213-5006. Follow them on Facebook at Space Project Interior Design Services.

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