Inside A Stunning Home With Spanish Revival Architectural Elements
Spanish-style architectures are very popular in our country, and you see them in almost every town or city—be it a restaurant, a commercial space, or a residential home. While there are slight differences between the styles of Spanish architectures, they do share some common elements.
A typical Spanish revival home has elements such as curves/arches, white stucco exterior and walls, painted tiles, terracotta roof tiles, balconies, ornamental ironwork, courtyards and patios, and arcades—which were very much reflected in this house.
“Me and my husband, we have the same vision from the start. We don't want ‘yung sobrang uso now na modern house. We wanted something na Spanish pero not the rustic type of Spanish,” the lady of the house shared. After living for four years in Makati, the family of three is finally transferring to their new home. “My in-laws, my husband’s parents, and his sister live here na in this village. So, since a lot of them were here, we decided to live here na rin para we’re closer din to them.”
The house’s spacious living room is brimming with character. It found the perfect balance between the decorative elements—with the old paintings from her in-laws hanging on the high walls—and a sensible design.
In keeping the home’s natural airiness, brought about by the series of windows and doors, the designer opted for all white for the walls. “We wanted it to have a fresh, light and relaxed feel,” said Kim Abla of Hurray Interior Design Group. Complementing this starkness are vintage, local, and custom-made pieces of furniture and accessories, which likewise added to the whole bright, beautiful and happy vibe of this home.
The spacious bedrooms favor texture over color, aligned with the aesthetic of the rest of the home. The white walls and simple brown accents look elegant yet exude a sense of warmth as well.
The lady of the house's favorite space is the pool area. “It’s very pleasing to the eyes and it captures a certain essence that reminds me of my favorite vacations. It just really simply elevates my mood.” Just like most of the Mediterranean pools, theirs is simple in shape and design, perfect with the Spanish revival aesthetic of the property.
“Actually, this home is my dream house. This is everything I want to have in a house,” she enthuses. With simple yet visually stunning details, it’s a home that doesn’t need over-the-top décor to look outstanding.
Photographs by Paul del Rosario