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7 Things to Love About Grace Poe's House in Quezon City

Discover what we liked best about Senator Grace Poe's three-storey family home

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Photography: Rene Mejia

A few months after the untimely death of her beloved father, showbiz icon Fernando Poe Jr., senator Grace Poe decided to move from the United States to the Philippines. She returned to her native land to grieve with her mother and the rest of their family. She also came home so that she could help preserve her father's legacy. 

After 12 years of living in another country, Grace, her husband Neil, and their children Brian, Hanna and Nika, have found a new home in Quezon City. Here are the 7 things that caught our attention in this three-storey property:

Facade

What are the things that we often notice about the exteriors of modern houses? The facade of modern homes are often defined by clean lines, simple shapes, single-pane windows, and pristine white walls.

Living Area

The traditional living area is spruced up with a few unexpected touches, including a sarimanok painting by National Artist Abdulmari Imao and a pair of Chiquita stools by Kenneth Cobonpue.

Living Area

A corner of the living area is completed with a painting of Grace's daughter in a ballet tutu by artist Sandra Feller. Beneath the painting is a wooden console table topped with a golden Buddha.

Dining Area

We also appreciate it when homeowners use precious heirlooms that have belonged to their family for years. Antique furniture pieces have a sentimental value and can easily turn a house into a home.

For this dining area, Grace and Neil brought in two tables that were owned by Neil's grandfather, Misael Vera. Misael Vera was the head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue during the term of President Diosdado Macapagal.

Kitchen

As a 2016 presidential candidate and the daughter of the King and Queen of Philippine Cinema, Grace is expected to host gatherings for family and friends.

Thankfully, she has a double L-shaped kitchen that would allow more people to prepare more food at the same time for parties and reunions.

Staircase

Another great thing about this family home is that it is filled with artworks purchased for less than P30,000 each! According to Grace, some of the pieces were bought at Art in the Park, an annual art fair for up-and-coming artists.

Lap Pool

What could be better than a refreshing dip in a lap pool on a scorching hot day? Grace and her family can swim in this lap pool that is less than 10 feet long.

Read the original article in YES! Celebrity Homes Special 2013 issue. To download a digital copy of YES!, visit Summit Newsstand at http://summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine.

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