Array
Houses

A 35-year-old bungalow and a Filipino house bring relatives together

Two Filipino style homes show that creativity runs in fashion designer Mich Araullo’s family

Shares
Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Issa Villar

Filipino design for the home can come in many forms: it can be traditional, modern or influenced by other cultures. In Alabang, two examples of homes that have distinctly Filipino features used in different ways sit right across the fence from each other.

One is a breezy, eclectic Pinoy bungalow that has been lived in since the late 1970s. Another is a bahay na bato or stone house built from parts of a home that originally stood in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. Both are owned by fashion designer Mich Araullo and her family.

More than three decades ago, Mich Araullo’s parents, retired bankers Lulu and Leo Araullo, moved into the bungalow which has multiple open plan living spaces that all have views of the central garden. The home is now filled with antiques, including Dutch lamps hanging from the ceiling, vintage shoe polish boxes on display and electric fans from the 1930s and 1940s restored by Leo.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Across the bungalow is an old Filipino house owned by Lulu’s father, Romeo. Originally built in Bulacan, the original wood paneling, flooring, window grills, ventanillas, and even the elaborate gate was moved to Alabang in the 1980s.

Original article by Chinggay Labrador. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Read the original article (“A Museum of Extraordinary Things”) in the August 2012 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

5 Things You Can Do When You Have Too Many Plants at Home

Keep them in the secret corners of your space

Smart Space Planning Transformed This 64sqm Condo Into a Two-Bedroom Home

Interior designer Catherine Cena added secret nooks and hidden closets to maximize the space

All the Pastel Pink Ovens You Can Shop Online

Add pink hues to your kitchen!

This Family Rediscovered Simple Living Beyond the City in This Container-Inspired Home

In this episode of "Kakaibahay," Shirley Joy Martir welcomes us into her family's tiny home away from home.

QC To Bulacan In 35 Minutes? MRT-7 Poised to Make It Happen

Here's everything you need to know about the train line.

Dimples Romana Gives a Tour of Her Newly-Furnished Halfway Home

Take a look inside the actress' two-storey condo in Makati.

This Mood Lamp Will Give Your Bedroom a Young, Artsy Vibe

It comes in three different colors!

A Mid-Century-Inspired Condo Home for Senior Citizens

To achieve the high-end, hotel-like feel the owners wanted, interior designer Catherine Cena worked with timeless elements and finishes.

IKEA Sign is Now Up on the Philippine Store Facade

The local outpost of IKEA is reported to be the biggest in the world.

High Temperature Cooking in Air Fryers Might Be Hazardous to Your Health

How you cook the food is as important as what you cook.
Load More Stories

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