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A Modern Filipino Home in Quezon City

A couple finds contentment in an enclave designed by Architect Francisco "Bobby" Manosa and his children

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Original Article: Coni Tejada Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Issa Villar Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson

For most of their married life, Dr. Jun Sanchez and his wife Dra. Lee lived on a plot of land that has belonged to the Sanchez family since the Spanish-colonial era. Even though some of their neighbors have already moved to gated communities, the couple wanted to stay in Sta. Mesa. However, they changed their minds when they learned of the plans to build an ice plant right beside their house. 

When Dr. Jun and his daughter, architect Arlene Sanchez-Maslog, found an enclave with houses designed by Architect Francisco "Bobby" Manosa and his children, they instantly knew that their search for a new home was over. In fact, although it was only the second property that they saw, the family patriarch decided to buy it on the very same day.

The Quezon City house is now furnished with old pieces from their Sta. Mesa home, including a dining room set, china cabinet, chandelier, and prized pottery pieces. Arlene explains that reusing beloved furniture would allow her parents to feel more comfortable and relaxed in their new space. 

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Read the original article ("Moving House") in the September 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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