Array
Houses

A Quaint Family Home Reminiscent of a Bed and Breakfast

This weekend home serves as the family’s respite from the hustle and bustle of the city

Shares
Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson

It was 15 years ago when Elo and a former classmate—a contractor for roads and bridges—collaborated on a “refuge of sorts” for her family, who lived in their house in the city. Eventually, Elo decided to buy the adjoining property, which she deemed fit for two guesthouses specifically for visiting relatives from Baguio and abroad.

Collectively, the weekend home is reflective of Elo’s preferences, which means most furniture, accessories, and décor are made of wood, her material of choice. There is also an abundance of plants around the house: ornamental plants inside and a vegetable, fruit, and herb garden outside, where Elo grows carrots, pineapples, pechay, and tomatoes among many others.

Many years have passed and the place, although richer in stories, still serves the same purpose, but this time, not only for her and her three sons and one daughter, but also for their spouses and her grandkids.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Read the original article ("Breathing Space") in the December 2015-January 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

6 Convincing Reasons Why It's Better to Rent Than Buy a Home

Paying monthly dues is less stressful compared to managing real estate taxes

9 Affordable Ways to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover

Updating the look of your cabinets can greatly improve the overall ambiance of your kitchen

Is Your House Making You Sick?

Household pollutants may cause respiratory diseases and other health problems

These Cozy Laundromats Offer Good Food and Coffee, Too

These well-thought-out spaces are making us look forward to laundry day!
Load More Stories

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