Walking through cheerfully landscaped gardens, up some steps onto a wooden deck, and finally into a space with soaring ceilings, immaculate walls, and wooden furniture, you’d think you've just checked into a luxury resort. There’s even a refreshing welcome drink on hand. While this experience echoes a visit to sumptuous getaway spot, it all actually takes place in a vacation house in Batangas.

The house has an alluring quality and a relaxed ambiance that makes visitors want to stay. It has an unpretentious beauty, owing to the unfussy antique pieces that abound.


(First published in Real Living magazine, Real Home section as “Resort Living” in December 2007; photos by Ocs Alvares; styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon; adapted for use in Female Network)
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