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An Artist’s Gallery-Style Home

Sculptor Michael Cacnio and his wife Theresa fashion a house full of laughter, love, and art

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Original Article: Mike G. Rivera Photography: Rene Mejia Styling: Gwyn GS Guanzon Architect: Liza Acedillo

There is no mistaking that an artist lives here. The eight-feet-tall sculpture by the entrance is but a preview of the impressive art collection inside. Housed in a three-storey structure, it is here where the works of National Artists like Arturo Luz, Ang Kiukok, and Jose Joya have found room to breathe. Standing among these masterpieces are the works of the master of the house himself, acclaimed sculptor Michael Cacnio. Theresa, Michael’s wife and manager, explains, “Michael just wanted to have a wide, open space. A gallery-type house, basically ‘yun lang…gusto niya yung medyo modern para minimalist ang dating.”

Architect Liza Acedillo immediately went to work, coming up with a contemporary structure characterized by a seeming vastness of space. The 8.2 meter-high ceiling only adds to its spaciousness, with stairways weaving in from one floor to the next. Large windows let the light in, giving a different character to Michael’s art pieces as day turns into night.

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The couple had also taken to rooming in at their three sons’ adjoining bedrooms; the master bedroom was converted into Theresa’s home office. This arrangement has definitely given them more time to spend precious moments together, filling up this houseful of art with much joy and laughter!

Original article by Mike G. Rivera. Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Rene Mejia.

Read the original article ("A Masterpiece in Progress") in the November 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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