Array
Houses

An Ancestral Home in Talisay, Negros Occidental

A house-turned-museum shows how a bahay na bato can exist in the modern world.

Shares
Original Article: Rachelle F. Medina Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Restoring an ancestral home to its former glory can be daunting. Such was the case for this house-turned-museum called Balay ni Tana Dicang in Talisay, a town located north of Bacolod City.

With no blueprints as guide, it was only through careful research and unearthing of period photos that a meticulous vision was pieced together by Adrian Lizares, a descendant of the owner. Original design features and period antiques have been maintained or restored. More notably, the commercial ground floor of the house was turned into an art gallery and a future café, following a tradition that separates the upper domestic area from the lower space.

Original article by Rachelle F. Medina. Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Capitana of my Heart") in the May 2010 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at  https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Makeover Time! Homeowner Didn't Think A Sofa (Or A TV) Would Still Fit In Her Studio

Well, guess what? A Real Living makeover magic happened.

Maggie Wilson's Casa Consunji Will Make Your Tropical Dream Home Possible

The store boasts of modern signature pieces made from natural elements.

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Organic Container Garden of Herbs and Vegetables

You don't need a green thumb to grow your own veggies and herbs at home.

7 Ideas to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Big

It's important to be smart about how you decorate and organize.

5 Reasons Child-Sized Furniture Is a Worthy Investment for Your Home

For one, smaller furniture is much safer for young kids to use.

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

The Favorite Furniture Stores of Manila's Most Discerning

If luxe and exceedingly stylish furniture is what you're after, check this list out.

Porcelain vs Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Here's How and What to Choose

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles? A licensed interior designer gives her advice

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.
Load More Stories

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