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Enrique Gil's Modern Asian Home on a 300sqm Lot

The Kapamilya heartthrob welcomes us into the house that his family has owned for more than 30 years

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Original Article: Gabby Reyes Libarios Photography: Cholo dela Vega

Now that he is known as one of the country's most promising TV and film actors, you might think that Enrique Gil already lives in his own condo unit in The Fort, Makati or even Quezon City. However, the Forevermore and Everyday I Love You star still prefers to live in the home that he shares with his mother, Barbara Anne Gil, and his siblings, Javy and Andi.

Enrique, the on-screen partner of actress Liza Soberano, shares that his mother purchased this property in 1985 when she was still working for an airline company. She chose this particular place because it was found near the airport. It eventually became the ideal space to raise her three children with her late husband, Enrique Amadeo Gil.

Read the original article in YES! Celebrity Homes 2015. YES! Celebrity Homes 2015 is available at bookstores and newsstands nationwide. Click here to download a digital copy of YES! Celebrity Homes 2015.

Entrance

Enrique's mother decorated the family home on a 300sqm lot on her own. She spruced up the plain white wall near the front door with eight sandstone tiles attached to old railroad tracks. 

Living Area

The living area is furnished with an ottoman, a glass-top coffee table, and an affordable gray sectional sofa from a local department store.

Living Area

A window can bring in more natural light that can brighten up the living area. It also provides a relaxing view of the great outdoors.

Living Area

Adjacent to the window is an accent wall covered with thin wooden strips. These add color, warmth, and texture to the inviting living area.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors separate the living and dining areas of the family home. Glass panels can mark the different areas without making the place look too small, tight, and cramped.

Kitchen and Dining Area

The kitchen is completed with overhead kitchen cabinets that have frosted glass details. To make the simple space more interesting, Barbara chose mosaic tiles in different colors. She says that these are easy to install because they already come in tile sheets.

Facing the kitchen is the dining area furnished with a dining table from Classical Geometry, a Cebu-based furniture store.

Lanai

The covered lanai is furnished with a mix of woven and wooden furniture. These traditional pieces make the space appear warm and cozy.

Lanai

This corner is furnished with a wooden console table and a three-seater woven sofa topped with different throw pillows. Facing the seat is a wooden chest used as a coffee table.

Hallway

The hallway leading to the bedroom is adorned with a framed Papal Blessing document signed by Pope John Paul I. Although an Apostolic Blessing is always special, this one is extra meaningful because Pope John Paul I only served for 33 days before his unexpected death.

Barbara's Bedroom

Barbara's bedroom is filled with soothing earth colors like earth and brown. These neutral shades make the personal haven appear tranquil and peaceful.

Religious Icons

Barbara collects these precious religious icons from San Sulpice, a Roman Catholic church from Paris, France.

Enrique and Javy's Bedroom

Even if Enrique can now afford to have his own bedroom (and another home altogether!), he still prefers to share a bedroom with Javy, his older brother and best friend. One of the bedroom walls is covered with floor-to-ceiling upholstered panels that serve as a headboard for their matching beds.

Entertainment Room

One corner of Enrique and Javy's bedroom has been turned into an entertainment area! The space is completed with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a Microsoft Xbox, and a Sony Playstation 4.

Horror Movie Posters

Since Enrique's late father loved horror movies and memorabilia, the family still keeps these framed posters of Frankenstein, Dracula, and Tales from the Crypt.

Enrique's Caps

Enrique keeps some of his favorite caps in this particular corner. He adds that he has already lost count of how many pieces he owns.

Enrique's Watches

He also collects these watches that come in different colors! He says that he and Javy use the same time pieces, caps, sunglasses, shirts, jeans, and even shoes.

YES! Celebrity Homes 2015

Read the original article in YES! Celebrity Homes 2015. YES! Celebrity Homes 2015 is available at bookstores and newsstands nationwide. Click here to download a digital copy of YES! Celebrity Homes 2015.

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