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An Out-of-the-Box Residence

This modern two-storey home is refreshingly comfy and inviting

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon and Issa Villar

When Andre and his partner Ernie thought of building a house, they shied away from the traditional Mediterranean and opted instead for a modern box-like structure with wide windows and sliding doors. It is not surprising then that the interiors have the same contemporary feel: a big black couch dominates the TV area, acrylic furnishings lord it over the dining area, and paintings in red, black, and white, Andre’s own, may be found all over the house.

Andre says, “Everything in our house, from the furniture, accessories, paintings to hang, etc., is a collaborative effort from both my partner and myself. Proposals ko, approval niya, and vice versa." As Andre and Ernie love entertaining, they find themselves throwing little cocktail parties out in the lanai. They even have a makeshift little bar set up, which they have playfully named 16 Rushmore Bar.

At the second floor loft is their bedroom and ensuite bathroom. With no walls separating the sleeping area from the sitting area, the space is light and bright with black and cobalt blue accents strewn all around. Andre keeps saying that their house is weird, but we found it absolutely wonderful!

Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon and Issa Villar. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("All Boxed Up") in the August 2006 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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