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An Airy, Artsy Antipolo Home

This sprawling tropical retreat has been a Real Living favorite since 2004. After many years, it is still lovely and appealing

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Original Article: Kathleen Valle Photography: Paolo Feliciano Pictorial Direction: Issa Villar Styling: Tala Singson

Wendy and Roy Regalado and their sons Franco, Io, and Carlo reside here. Wendy, an architect by profession, is the daughter of cultural icon and writer Gilda Cordero Fernando, from whom she inherited a taste for the quirky, as well as many pieces from her house and their former antique shop in Malate, Manila. “Even before this house was built, marami akong nakuhang stuff we can use for the house. The grilles over there, galing sa kanya ‘yun. Those old accent tiles in the kitchen, galing sa shop,” Wendy says.

Moving in the illustrious art crowd, Wendy is proud but nonchalant about a valuable piece: a sculptural seat by National Artist Napoleon Abueva, which she grew up with. “That Abueva chair was our first ‘sofa’ in our family house in Quezon City. Iyan lang ‘yung hiningi ko kasi all my kids are boys. I needed furniture that won’t break.”

Wendy’s design philosophy has always been to keep structures open and airy. Her own spacious family home is sensitive to its natural environment.

Ang structure nito, kaya bali-bali, we were avoiding several mango trees.” This harmony with nature extends from Wendy’s own convictions to the way private areas are built across the property. In this sense, they are living their beautiful dream home.

Read the original article ("Tropical Idyll") in the July 2014 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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