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A Mediterranean Style Home with a Vintage Vibe

The Porcuna home stands out as it perfectly combines a Mediterranean style and a cozy atmosphere

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Ocs Alvarez Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon Architect: Joel Selga of Selga Konstract

With Mediterranean-style houses being constructed left and right, it would be difficult to find one that’s distinctive. The Porcuna Home definitely fits the bill as their home is unlike any other. The family wanted a house that had the classic Mediterranean characteristics—stucco walls, a tiled roof, brick inlay, terracotta floors, and everything washed in beige. At the same time, they also envisioned a cozy home that’s unpretentious – qualities that these brick houses aren’t usually described with.

To marry these two concepts, the family turned to architect Joel Selga of Selga Konstract. The home was built to look like an old house with Mediterranean style highlighted by weathered doors and moss-grown walls. Guests are welcomed with interesting stepping stones that lead up to the patina-green front door. Inside the house, wide-open sliding doors let the breeze through. There are no walls separating the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Outside, the garden boasts of rosemary, basil, tarragon, and other herbs.

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

 Read the original article (“More than Med”) in the May 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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