There are three things that greet visitors of this home: light, space, and art. Two whole lengths of walls are completely made of glass, allowing sunlight to stream in and light up the bright paintings and sculptures. The house looks like an art gallery, with its expanse of glass, steel, and white tile. And because it's nestled deep within one of San Juan’s many winding residential streets and the neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful, it's easy to forget that it’s in the middle of the city.

Inside, the furniture is a mix of old items and hand-me-downs from the owners' in-laws. While the structure of the house is modern-looking, its furnishings are all antique, wood, and Asian. Despite a recent makeover to look sleek and modern, the house still boasts many unique touches. It is a beautiful home, filled with light and space, a mixture of old and new-old and new memories and old and new furnishings that results in that rare combination that can only be called home sweet home.

(First published in the April 2010 issue of Real Living, Real Home section as "Old and New;" photos by Miguel Nacianceno; styling by Coni Tejada; adapted for use in Female Network)

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