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A 600sqm Manhattan-Inspired Family Home

Take a bite of the Big Apple and step inside this one-of-a-kind space in Makati

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Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva

Inspiration strikes anywhere—in a coffee shop, in a new country, and even while we’re walking down a familiar street. For the owner of this stunning home in Magallanes, the vision for his dream house came after seeing the same brick house every day while he was completing his master’s degree at Columbia University in New York. “I told myself, ‘One day, I want to build something like this.’ So I took a picture of it. In fact, when I was designing this house, I put the picture right in front [of me],” he shares.

Living in the famous state gave the owner an opportunity to complete the overall look he wants for his space. Aside from the brick house, he also took inspiration from the Brownstone house where he lived and the various warehouse apartments found all over the city. While these apartments are often dark and gloomy, he turned things around by building a home that’s light and airy. With the help of an architect friend who drew the numbers to finalize everything, the owner achieved a unique property in the heart of Makati—one with an arresting façade and a clean and spacious look that many would find inviting.

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