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A Modernized 1960s Home

An inspiring renovation turns this old house into a cozy home reminiscent of Europe

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Original Article: Coni Tejada Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Issa Villar Architect: Ren and Jay del Rosario

Restaurateur Judy found her dream home -- the only problem was, it was a deteriorating house built in the 1960s. Jalousie windows hardly let in any light; pillars stood in the way of the living and dining areas; and the kitchen was in great need of a facelift.

But husband-and-wife team Ren and Jay del Rosario, both architects, took on the huge task, and over a year later, Judy finally had the home she’s always wanted. The sweeping grand staircase set the tone for the entire renovation. The pillars were knocked down to make more space, windows were widened to let in more light, and rooms were re-assigned to make more sense.

The interiors were a bit easier to conceptualize since they revolved around Judy’s two favorite colors: black and white.

Original article by Coni Tejada. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

Read the original article ("Tres Chic”) in the September 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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