A Spacious Two-Storey Sanctuary Down South

Take a peek inside this inviting weekend escape

Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Pictorial Direction: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson Interior Designer: Irene Enriquez

Located south of Manila, the Enriquez weekend home is as spacious as it can get. The structure occupies 1,895sqm and it sits on a lot than spans 2,206sqm—talk about sprawling! Since the house was already built upon the family’s acquisition in March 2015, homeowner and interior designer Irene Enriquez only had to update the Mediterranean design to something more modern, and to make it warm and inviting as well.

Irene worked on the renovations from May to December, the same year they acquired the property, keeping in mind the importance of having free-flowing spaces, a non-cluttered look, and a bright and airy atmosphere. She incorporated all these with the huge windows, generous seating options, well-curated pieces, and open layouts for each of the important spaces of the house, much to the delight of the family.

Read the original article ("Living Large") in the July 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

Living Area

Washed in white and browns, the living area is reminiscent of boutique hotel lobbies.

Living Area

Two seating options provide ample space for guests to converse or to simply take in the refreshing ambiance.

Living Area

Across the living room is the foyer, which features a simple shelving table topped with accessories and greens. Arturo Luz artworks lend an abstract feel to the space.

Living Area

Bold animal hide pillows adorn the off-white sofa, adding textures to the space.

Find similar pillows at SM Home and A Touch of Elegance, Glorietta 4, Makati City.

Living Area

This round, wooden side table perfectly complements the other pieces and decorations in the living area.

Find a similar table at Sason Shop, 4/L Bldg B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Reading Nook

This spot is perfect for reading with its refreshing hues and comfortable seating. The patterned wing chair matches the vase placed on the side table.

Decor Detail

Tropical plants were placed in the home to balance the modern look.

READ: 6 More Indoor Plants for Your Home


To keep up with the airy atmosphere, the kitchen features transparent glass cabinet doors. Providing contrast to the all-white theme are wooden cabinets and the backsplash in gray tiles.


Various works of art fill the white walls of this hallway.


The house has seven bedrooms, all with similar designs and layouts. The variations lie in the furniture, furnishings, and fabrics. In this room for instance, an abundance of patterns, coupled with shades of blue, black, and white, fill the space.


This bedroom employs neutrals and minimal accessories, like all the other rooms that were sparsely furnished.

Decor Detail

One of the bedrooms features this pendant lamp that brings to mind origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.

Find a similar pendant lamp at Habitat, 3/L Abensons 28th St. cor. 4th Ave., Bonifacio Global City

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