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A Grandiose Relaxing Dream Home

Lush greens, generous windows, calming water, and spacious rooms make a perfect first home

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Original Article: Amillah Rodil Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Issa Villar

Nieva and Michael Zullo wanted their first home, ten years after they got married, to be “a house relaxing to the eyes as it is to the senses.” Both retirees and finally settling down after years of traveling the world because of work (she was a United Nation’s Administrator and he a chef-business owner), this couple finally got the chance to build their dream home. After two years of planning and building, the couple finally achieved making a home where they could go on a vacation every day.

The façade of their home is a sight to behold, with plants blooming all around, landscaped pebbles bordering a unique carved double-door from Indonesia. A cantilevered concrete canopy stands over the entrance, like going inside will transport you into another world. Generous floor-to-ceiling windows adorn the walls, letting natural light in and offering an amazing view of the skies and garden from the living room. Inside, the interiors are eclectic, a classy mix of furniture and accessories the couple has collected throughout the years from the many countries they’ve visited. Despite not having a particular style or theme, it all ties in wonderfully, a home that is spacious, relaxing, and uniquely personal.

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Original article by Amillah Rodil. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Good Life, Great Home") in the October 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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