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A Three-Storey Old Office Space Transformed into a Bright Family Home

Colorful furnishings and playful pieces fill up a formerly cold, austere workspace

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Original Article: Coni Tejada Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Issa Villar

A house doesn’t necessarily need to be a single structure made out and built a certain way. The Legarda family turned their old three-storey office into their family home with the right reconfiguration and re-layout of each floor, warm hues, wooden furnishings, and vibrant accent pieces. What used to be a structure made of concrete, slate floors, and stainless steel appliances has become the family’s inviting residence that reflects their lifestyle.

The first floor welcomes guests into a formal receiving area, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Off to the side is the home theater, a favorite spot for the Legardas’ daughters. The theme is modern Asian, dominated by rich reds and browns, and complemented by Oriental wood furniture.

At the second level are the family’s more casual and laidback living room, kitchen, and dining area. The open layout shows off a smaller dining room, while the living room looks more lived in with its invitingly plush almost Art Deco style sofas. The low ceiling does not hinder space, as each room maximizes natural light and space with its large picture windows. The bedroom is set off at the far end to limit noise from the common areas.

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Finally, the third floor holds the homeowners’ daughters’ playroom – a whimsical space adorned with colorful child-sized dollhouses that double as shelves. The room is spacious enough for its young occupants, which at the same time, is used as a dance workshop for the girls.

The Legarda home’s renovation leaves no traces of its industrial past – it is a warm, cozy abode for this young family who love to entertain and enjoy artistic activities within the confines of their abode.

Read the original article (“A Multi-Storied Life”) in the August 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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