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A Renovated Weekend Home in Tagaytay

There’s something so charming about the Yonzons’ home that you just want to stay there 24/7

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Issa Villar and Carlo Vergara

The Yonzons’ Tagaytay brick rest house used to be just that—a weekend family home where the parents would retreat to with their five kids. But then a renovation in 2006 expanded this home so now, it’s also an office, a party place, and a venue for the huge Yonzon clan’s annual reunions.

Because the Yonzons are a sociable bunch, their weekend home is usually filled to capacity with friends and family; thus the need to extend the floor area. It now covers a bigger kitchen, a dining area with a longer dining table, a loft, an extra living area, and a powder room. The huge space is made charming by sampaguita glass, old railroad ties, a smattering of antiques, and art pieces.

Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Issa Villar and Carlo Vergara. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Dream Casa Revisited") in the September 2007 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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