An old Manila home is transformed into a spacious sanctuary to start life anew.
Tatler Homes PH
The prolific architect Anthony Nazareno and his team breathe new life to the Banaba Street Residence, built in the Eighties into a refreshing sanctuary.
Just like time, space is a luxury nowadays, holding an immeasurable value in our daily lives. In Manila, where many are confined to vertical developments, having more than enough room to move around has become increasingly rare. For the fortunate few who live in spacious landed residences, they can tend a garden, host al fresco parties, and have their children freely play and run around. Such is the case for this homeowner, whose original home built four decades ago was revamped into an airy abode amidst an urban jungle. At the helm of this renovation was the seasoned architect Anthony Nazareno and his team who breathed new life into the home, opening as much area as possible. “I just love waking up in the morning and enjoying the space, the simplicity and the homey feel of the house,” says the owner. “This is definitely my dream home.” With a carefully planned layout that flows fluidly just like the lifestyle of the owner, as well as impressive, handpicked materials that seamlessly blend together the old and the new, it is not hard to understand why this split-level home won Best Living Space at this year’s Tatler Homes Design Awards.
Maritess Garcia Reyes. "Second Life." Tatler Home PH Vol. 34. 8 September 2023.