Array
Houses

A Modern Filipino Home in Quezon City

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

Shares
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. 

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.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

You Can Use These Kitchen Items To Get Rid Of Rust

Keep your trusty metal tools in good condition

Erwan Heussaff Has a Secret Kitchen Trick

It's the secret to cooking perfect lechon pork belly

Clutter-Busting Organizers Below P300

Some are below P100! And you can get these organizers at your fave stores.

Here's How To Care For Your Non-Stick Pans So They'll Last Longer

Are you afraid that the non-stick surface on your pan might get scuffed off? Here's how to avoid that.

How To Create A Bedroom If You Live In a Studio Unit

There are several ways to create a private bedroom, even if there's no room at all!

Should You Switch to Natural Cleaning Products?

Are you ready to make the big change? Let this list help you decide.

Zanjoe Marudo Is Building A Rest House in Batangas

It will be finished in October

The Secret To A Beautiful Garden: Make A Focal Point

If a garden is a show, the focal point is the main act. Here's how to add interest to your own garden.

Do You Know What Food Items To Throw Out After A Power Outage?

Keep food safety a priority in times of natural disasters

7 Things To Remember When Buying Segunda Mano Items

This handy guide will help you enjoy your next trip to yourl local ukay-ukay or garage sale

5 Effective Tips on Maintaining a Minimalist Makeup Collection

You'll be surprised how easy it is to quit your hoarding habits!

We're Crushing on this Calming 34sqm Condo Unit in BGC

It has a soothing color palette that will make you feel like you're in a park
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!