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A Flood-Proof Contemporary Home in Quezon City

Pockets of peace and clean, minimalist designs lend a bright, airy feel to this renovated home amid the rainy season

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Jun Pinzon Styling: Issa Villar Architect: Raymond Co

After years of dreading the rainy season and having to ferry their belongings to the second floor every time it pours, the Gonzales clan finally decided to build a new home two meters above street level. The result: wide, airy spaces with small gardens thoughtfully peppered throughout the open plan, and contemporary yet classic low-maintenance pieces set against white walls. It’s a labor of love that reflects a seamless merger of old and new.

It was mostly Agnes and her son Gino who collaborated with architect Raymond Co in the rebuilding of their family home in Xavierville. Their new-old house’s key features include a larger dining area, a kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, and a more spacious living room where family and friends alike can feel right at home, no matter the occasion.

Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article ("Flood Relief") in the October 2009 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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