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A Bucolic Two-Storey Vacation House in Tagaytay

In this contemporary-meets-country vacation house, proper space planning and floor plan makeovers take center stage

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Original Article: Ciel Tagaza Photography: Rene Mejia

Given her busy schedule as the executive producer of a daily noontime show, Malou Choa-Fagar wanted a vacation house that she can come home to whenever she wants to take a break. As fate has willed, her husband Dante saw an ad in the paper which lead them to a Tagaytay house and lot. It was a dream come true – Malou and Dante bought it lock, stock, and barrel – fully furnished and landscaped.

The house is one with its surroundings. Its front and right sides open directly to the garden while the outdoors and indoors are delineated by a mere change in flooring and level. The slightly sunken ground floor is an open layout of two dining areas, a lanai that looks out to the front garden, and a pocket garden in the rear. The kitchen is in a separate gazebo on the left side of the house. Meanwhile, the second level hosts a living area and bedrooms for inhabitants.

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Original article by Ciel Tagaza. Photographed by Rene Mejia.

Read the original article (“Country Matters”) in the July 2007 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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