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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

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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.

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.

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