A Family Home with Additional Spaces and Minimalist Aesthetics
A major architectural addition to the Dela Cruz home is the lanai which provides an alternative area for entertaining, especially during the rainy season. The roofing design allows natural light to stream in during daytime, yet keeps rain and draft from coming in during the evening.
Now, family and friends make their way up a wide set of steps fashioned from local coralina stone and are ushered through a pair of enormous 19th-century wood doors sporting their original weathered turquoise finish. Montoya bought the doors in Colombia more than a decade ago, knowing that someday he would build a home where they belonged. From there, a winding stone path leads to a series of cottages, most of which have lower levels that are open to the tropical air. There is a luxurious…
A 150sqm Country Home with Filipino Heirloom Elements
The front door opens up into a truly country hearth with Filipino pieces. Weathered wood panels suspended from the ceiling set the tone for other heavy wood pieces like the carved curio cabinet. It houses various ceramics and pipes. Household plants add a bit of living green to the scene.