article_on-neutral-ground.jpgPeople may think that a graphic designer and a doctor have only a few things in common. But such is not the case for this home's owners, whose house in Baguio is anything but discordant. Clean lines and a neutral palette make for the ideal setting for one of the many common interests the couple shares: art. Some don’t get the black-and-white scheme of the three-storey townhouse unit. So when asked about their choice, the owners' reply was, "But why not?"

Owning the unit was not really something they had planned. After renting a 190-sqm place also in Baguio, the owners decided to look for another place to rent. But when they saw the townhouse unit they now proudly call their own, they saw the potential of the place despite its country look and pinewood walls, which are typical of old Baguio houses. The couple felt the pressure to make the purchase because, according to the seller, there were others interested in buying the same unit. So the owners, who had invested in stocks at that time, sold all their shares to help pay for their home. The stock market depreciated not long afterward, so it was, as the cliché goes, a blessing in disguise.

Click through the gallery below for a virtual tour of this couple's Baguio home.


(First published as "On Neutral Ground" in the "Real Homes section" of Real Living Philippines' December 2010 issue. Photos by Jun Pinzon; pictorial direction by Coni Tejada. Adapted for use in Female Network.)

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