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Spanish Colonial Interiors in a Pet-Friendly Four-Storey Home

Antique pieces, chandeliers, and murals keep the classic vibe in this abode

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Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: Rene Mejia Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon Styling: Ardy Chua Sing Architect: Crisanto Montoya

A lot area of 100 square meters didn’t pose a problem to antique collector and cocker spaniel breeder Patrick. Instead of expanding outward, he built his home upward, resulting in this contemporary, yet classically designed, four-storey home – all in less than a year!

A tribute to an era gone-by, this home is made of nostalgic architectural elements like decorative wood pilasters, pierced latticework panels, sampaguita glass windows, fine antique furniture, and gardenscape murals painted by interior designer Ardy Chua Sing.

Patrick wanted a home for his prized cocker spaniels to live comfortably. With that in mind, the place was designed for Patrick’s pets - from the easy-to-clean ceramic tiles to using stain resistant fabrics for the upholstery. Architect and fellow antique collector Crisanto Montoya and Engineer Joe Naga, both dog lovers themselves, helped design and build this home – keeping it elegant for Patrick but still a safe and suitable place for Patrick’s canine friends.

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Original article by Chinggay Labrador. Styling by Ardy Chua Sing. Art Direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Rene Mejia.

Read the original article (“Dog Day Afternoon”) in the March 2007 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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