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A 1600sqm Modern Country Rest Home in Tagaytay

A lush garden, clean white space, neat lines, a gentle breeze, and a touch of country make this home an ideal place to relax in

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Issa Villar

Interior designer Chris Umali’s first project is this 1600sqm family rest home at the outskirts of Tagaytay. A former coffee farm, the soil is rich and perfect for planting—something the Umali family took advantage of to create a lush garden, full of flowers (that they use as decor inside the house), and fruits and vegetables. To get to the off-white house, you’ll have to pass through a lush garden and a curved driveway. From the outside, you’ll see generous windows and sliding doors let natural light shine through, illuminating the space, giving it a soft, ethereal feel. The windows let the fresh Tagaytay air in.

Inside, the home gives off a relaxed vibe, with its pristine white walls, wood furniture and lack of electronics. An inviting custom-made sofa from Danilyn’s takes up space in the living room, while the second floor den has a hint of a nautical-country feel with wicker chairs and striped upholstery. Plants abound in the space, from the living room, to the kitchen, to the second floor, giving the place a vibe that’s definitely fresh and alive.

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

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Read the original article ("The Simple Life") in the November 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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