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A 1960s townhouse renovated into a Modern Filipino home

A makeover transforms a married couple’s 208sqm, two-storey townhouse

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Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon Architect: Lara Fernandez-Barrios

A renovation can improve the style and function of any home. To create a space that would look good and also meet their needs, Architect Lara Fernandez-Barrios and husband JB worked on their 208sqm, two-storey townhouse together. The 1960s structure is changed through extensive construction work, wooden floors from old buildings, and antique wooden furniture.

The couple started the makeover by getting rid of the termites. The next step was to move the home entrance to a different side so it would lead directly to the stairs. The front door was also replaced with a bigger door which the couple purchased on the road to Baguio. To open up their house and create an illusion of more space, a skylight or a window built into the roof was added for more natural light.

Original article by Chinggay Labrador.  Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article (“Playful Pinoy”) in the March 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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