Array
Condos

An Irregularly Shaped Mid-Century Modern Condo Unit

Well-chosen cabinets and proper lighting conceal the challenges in this 62sqm unit

Shares
Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Toto Labrador Styling: Dagny Madamba

Architect Arlene S. Maslog and her husband bought their condo unit four years ago to serve as their halfway house since it's conveniently located halfway between her kids’ schools and her home in Quezon City. “It was at the height of my daughter’s involvement in gymnastics. She was part of her school’s varsity team, and would come home really late. Having this condo would cut her travel time and ours, too,” says Arlene. By the time they got the unit in June 2013, an unexpected turn of events had happened: her daughter had to move to a new school and stop gymnastics due to an injury. This didn’t faze Arlene since the house still serves the same purpose and also because she already had a peg for the interiors.

Coming from a trip to New York, Arlene wanted the space to look and feel like it’s in Manhattan. Challenges aren't new in any endeavor. They couldn’t jump in and decorate because the unit has "madaming kanto." They also had to deal with columns and exposed beams and pipes. Even if they were unprepared for the expenses, Arlene managed to make the best out of the situation and deliver good, solid, and confident design as seen in what she now calls a mid-century modern home.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Read the original article ("Home Away from Home") in the March 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

6 DIY Ideas To Organize Your Cable Clutter At Home

Learn about some creative ways to solve this common home dilemma!

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.

The 5-Basket System: How to Declutter Your Home Once and for All

Get rid of all the unnecessary junk that may have accumulated in your home finally.

Experts Say Having These 5 Colors at Home Will Make You Happier!

Thinking of giving your home a makeover? Make sure you choose the colors wisely!

'Good Utang vs Bad Utang': 10 Money Lessons From the Megastar Sharon Cuneta

Having a property to call your own is still the best investment, says Sharon Cuneta

Not All Electric Fans Are Created Equal! 7 Things to Consider When Buying One

Fans are a necessity in all Pinoy homes, so make sure yours is a reliable model!

7 Ways to Brighten Dark Rooms if Your House Doesn't Get Natural Light

First tip: Update your old light bulbs!
Load More Stories

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