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6 Things to Love About Marvin Agustin's Quezon City Home

Discover how Marvin made the most of this rented 1970s-style bungalow

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Photography: Rene Mejia Architect: Cathy Saldana

What is the first thing that you notice about a house? While looking for a home to rent, actor Marvin Agustin was immediately attracted to the garden of this 1970s bungalow in White Plains, Quezon City. The spacious outdoor area complete with a swimming pool was perfect for the young father and his twin sons.

Here are the 6 things to love about this rented property in the city:

Living Area

Before moving into this open and spacious house, Marvin lived in a condominium unit in Wack Wack, Mandaluyong. This home is better because his twins Sebastian and Santiago have more room to move around in. 

To make the space even more ideal for him and his family, Marvin asked architect Cathy Saldaña to revamp the 1970s-style bungalow. Marvin explains that he first spent P250,000 on renovations and electrical repairs. He spent another P100,000 on minor repairs like repainting and garden updates.

The living area is furnished with a pair of chocolate-brown couches by Djer Paras, a low coffee table by Budji Layug, and a sculptural yucca tree.

Living and Dining Area

The living and dining area used to have wooden walls that seemed far too dark and heavy. For a lighter look, Marvin drew inspiration from the bluish-gray walls of a mini function room that he saw in the Le Grand Hotel in Paris, France

Dining Area

The dining area is furnished with investment pieces, including a dining table from Komodo Teak and leather-wrapped chairs that cost around P17,000 each from Kenneth Cobonpue. The dining area is illuminated with a drum pendant lamp also from Kenneth Cobonpue.

Behind the dining set is an Onib Olmedo painting above a Ramon Orlina glass sculpture placed on a wooden buffet table

Den

Unlike Marvin's old condo, this rented house also has enough space for a family den or entertainment room. The room is filled with relaxing neutral hues and comfortable fully upholstered seats. One of the walls is spruced up with a vintage Volkswagen Beetle painting.

Master Bedroom

Just like the rest of the 1970s-style bungalow, the master bedroom is awash in neutral hues. The color palette makes the private space appear even more relaxing. It is furnished with a padded headboard, a bed, a recliner, side table, and ottoman stools. Across the bed is a 42-inch flat-screen TV and home theater system.

Swimming Pool

One of the most interesting features of the home is the swimming pool in the backyard! He upgraded the swimming pool with a Color Logic pool LED light, a lighting system that projects five different colors and has seven color-show settings

The space is completed with a diving board, a lounge chair, and a pool ball. The place is surrounded with twinkling garden lights and a tall bamboo fence

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