This Batangas Vacation House Was Inspired A Book!

Like with most dream homes, this Batangas vacation house started with a great design peg. In this particular homeowner’s case, she found the inspiration for her family’s dream rest house within the pages of her favorite design book: Tim Street-Porter’s Tropical Houses: Living in Natural Paradise.

“I even have the first edition of this,” the lady of the Batangas vacation house shares as she takes some of sweeping designs and minute detail shots as inspiration. It’s a source that she feels is all she needed for a design concept to let her create her own glimpse-of-paradise of a home tucked neatly away in a fishing village in Batangas. Designed by Architect Edmundo B. Flores, this Batangas vacation house is a dream.

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The staircase is a star for two reasons: the first is more obvious, its sleek design gave texture to the clean-cut home. The second is the interesting story behind it. Upon her husband purchasing the staircase, the lady of the house cites it as “the ugliest staircase”. Luckily, with a bit of tweaks and repainting, it added a beautiful and unexpected twist (pun intended) to the Batangas vacation house. Beside the staircase is a round Diretso daybed.

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The lady of the house admits that a favorite corner of the home is the powder room, where she was able to finally get what she wanted: low-maintenance Machuca tiles. The girls’ bedroom boasts one of the homeowner’s great finds: twill curtains that she describes as basically a “steal” that she chanced upon with a supplier.

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Peering outside the master’s bedroom—through the blinds that was also a preference of the husband—is a commanding view of the sand and sea outside

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After a quick dip in the sea, the family can take a quick shower in the outdoor bath to avoid tracking sand inside the house.

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Teakwood cushioned chairs, some cozy pillows, and an umbrella finishes off the resort feel of the home’s outdoors.

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