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7 Gardens and Swimming Pools of Pinoy Celebrities

Manny Villar, Bea Alonzo, Pauleen Luna, Manny Pacquiao, Marvin Agustin, Kim Atienza, Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama show off their personal spaces


A garden in full bloom can turn any house into something even more special. Green surroundings always seem to emphasize the beauty of the home. More than changing the physical appearance of the place, the great outdoors also has a lasting effect on a person’s behavior and lifestyle. A sprawling space can encourage one to go out of his comfort zone and through the front door to appreciate the blue skies, the cool breeze, and the picturesque view.

With their hectic schedules, celebrities like Manny and Cynthia Villar, Bea Alonzo, Pauleen Luna, Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao, Marvin Agustin, Kim Atienza, and Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama can also benefit from the peace and tranquility that comes from having flourishing outdoor spaces.  

Manny and Cynthia Villar

In 2008, renowned interior designers Ivy and Cynthia Almario headed the latest eight-month renovation process to turn Manny and Cynthia Villar’s house into an Asian Tropical home.

Traditional capiz lanterns illuminate the garden.

A wooden bridge brings the guests to an outdoor seating area.

Stone-lined pathways cut through the green lawn and lead to the swimming pool.

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Bea Alonzo

The Kapamilya actress lives in a three-storey home designed by Jeizele delos Reyes-Go. One of the most appealing parts of the property is a swimming pool on a well-manicured lawn.

The cabana by the pool serves as the perfect spot for resting and relaxing. Bea’s friends and relatives can also enjoy a few refreshing drinks here.

The irregularly-shaped pool follows the uneven shape of the 600sqm lot on which Bea’s house stands. A waterfall can be found on one end of the pool.

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Pauleen Luna

Located on the second floor of Pauleen’s family home in Quezon City, the swimming pool is on the same level as the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

The swimming pool is 10 meters long and 3.5 meters wide. Its deepest point is only 6-feet-deep.

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Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao

While the couple’s L.A. home has a modern Spanish façade, their backyard has distinct Asian touches. From the street, two pathways lead to the entrance and to the garden. Both pathways are a mix of concrete and greens, with a few flowering shrubs in between.

The swimming pool is surrounded with a lawn covered in carabao grass and Japanese bamboo. To provide ample seating for parties and get-togethers, the outdoor space is filled with wooden furniture upholstered with crisp white fabric.

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Marvin Agustin

With the help of architect Cathy Saldana, actor Marvin Agustin now has a Modern Asian home in White Plains, Quezon City.

Marvin upgraded the pool by installing a lighting system that projects 5 different colors and has 7 color-show settings. The pool is completed with a diving board and a pool ball and it is surrounded with comfortable lounge chairs. Garden lights and a bamboo fence enhance the relaxed vibe of the outdoor space.

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Kim Atienza

Since TV host Kim Atienza and his family live in a home that once belonged to the late fashion designer Joe Salazar. To pay respect to the former owner, Kim kept the garden as it is. The property is filled with golden bamboo alongside potted ferns with big, shiny leaves.

The garden of the Manila house looks like it could be a part of the ruins of an ancient civilization. 

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Annabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez

Annabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez live in the gated community of White Plains, Quezon City. Also designed by Jeizele delos Reyes-Go, their family home has a modern tropical style.

The rectangular swimming pool is 3.5 to 5.5 feet deep. It used to be deeper, but Annabelle and Eddie requested that it be made shallower. This would make it better for their grandchildren, including Lorin, Venice, and Zion.

The pool area is surrounded with candy-colored O’nest chairs made from molded plastic. These chairs are manufactured by Moroso, an Italian furniture company.

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