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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.

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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