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A Family Home with Additional Spaces and Minimalist Aesthetics

A 400sqm bungalow is transformed into a spacious multilevel residence for a growing family in Paranaque

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Ocs Alvarez Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Couple Hansel and Pinky knew they needed to expand their 400sqm home as their own children grew and their family dynamics change. Moving to another location was out of the question; they loved their neighborhood in Paranaque and have grown attached to their neighbors who have become friends of the family. They wanted to entertain more at home, and as the children grew up, the couple looked ahead into the future to the time when the kids would have their own families as well.

The couple chose to rebuild their bungalow into a multilevel Mediterranean inspired home that would give them not only more room, but also allow them to embrace a more social lifestyle. Hansel’s major consideration were the construction costs, and to address this issue, he made sure to establish an open discussion with his architect and contractor about his concerns. As expected, Hansel and Pinky were able to recreate a home that is not only to their liking, but also manage to create a house that is an investment into their growing family’s future.

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Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

Read the original article (“Home Grown”) in the July 2006 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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