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Property of the Week: Provincial Developments

Feel relaxed and refreshed at these developments far from the hustle and bustle of the Metro


For interior designer Rod Lascano, making the most of suburban living means incorporating local flavor into your home’s architecture and design. Here are a couple of inputs from Rod:

  • You can’t put a strictly modern contemporary design without the local undertones.
  • When your property is outside the metro, get locally available finishing materials which are usually cheaper, rather than exporting them from Metro Manila.

Read the original article ("Out of Town") in the February 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Alveo Land: Venare

Get a taste of suburban bliss in Laguna with Venare. This family-friendly development offers the conveniences of the metropolis sans the heavy traffic but with more picturesque scenery. There are parks for weekend picnics and lanes for leisurely biking, among its many amenities.

Type: House and Lot

Location: Nuvali, Canlubang, Laguna

Contact Details: Alveo Land; Tel. (02) 848-5100


Price Range: P2.5M to P5.8M

Manosa Properties: Tago

Famous Filipino architect Francisco “Bobby” Manosa’s modern-day translations of the iconic bahay kubo inspired Manosa Property’s new project in the southern part of Luzon. Tago offers nothing less than the Manosa trademark aesthetics of traditional Filipino design and tropical architecture. The houses perfectly suit the country’s tropical climate, as they are designed using locally available materials. Tagaytay’s famous landmarks are just a leisurely drive away from this beautiful and exclusive community.

Type: House and Lot

Location: Tagaytay

Contact Details: Manosa Properties


Price Range: Prices Available Upon Request

Elanvital Enclaves: Nostalji Enclave

Family comes first at Nostalji Enclaves, a southern project by new developer Elanvital Enclaves. Located in Dasmarinas, Cavite, this community promises to give the best experience with its exclusive amenities like pools, an Activity Zone, a Relax Zone, a Dog Zone, a chapel, and a clubhouse that boasts striking, modern architecture. All are perfect bonding venues for growing families.

Type: Townhouses and House and Lots

Location: Dasmarinas, Cavite

Contact Details: Elanvital Enclaves Inc., Tel. (02) 917-8888


Price Range: Townhouses are at P1.63M to P2.1M; Houses and Lots start at P2.79M


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