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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

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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.

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.

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.

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