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A Modern Tropical House filled with Natural Elements

A child-friendly wonderland is created with forest trees, floor-to-ceiling windows, and well-appointed furniture

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Original Article: Camyl Besinga Photography: Pat Martires Pictorial Direction: Joanne Enriquez-Bohol Architect: Kathleen Henares

From the outside, this house looks like a typical minimalist structure, complete with whitewashed walls and clean, straight lines. However, there is more to it than meets the eye.

Since the lot follows the curve of the street and has a lot of trees that the homeowners wanted to keep, architect Kathleen Henares and contractor Fidel Henares had to make several adjustments. Some walls had to be slanted while some rooms became smaller and narrower than others. The tree-filled property also influenced the design of the interiors, resulting in an easy, breezy modern tropical style.

Original article by Camyl Besinga. Pictorial direction by Joanne Enriquez-Bohol. Photographed by Pat Martires.

Read the original article ("Closer to Nature") in the April 2013 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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