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  • Dahil sa Pagsisikap, Anak ng Dating Jeepney Driver Naitayo ang Kanyang Dream Home

    Kitang kita ang nakaka-relax na tanawin mula sa malalaking bintana ng bahay na ito sa San Mateo, Rizal.
    by Cielo Anne Calzado and Mimmy Delmendo .
Dahil sa Pagsisikap, Anak ng Dating Jeepney Driver Naitayo ang Kanyang Dream Home
PHOTO BY Marc Jao
  • Lahat tayo ay may kani-kaniyang pangarap na bahay, maliit na apartment man o mansyon na may maraming kwarto. Nagsisikap tayong magtrabaho at mag-ipon para makamit ito para sa ating mga pamilya.

    Siguradong magbibigay ng inspirasyon ang kuwento sa likod ng magandang tahanan na ito sa San Mateo, Rizal. Ang may-ari ng 300 sqm na bahay na ito ay anak na babae ng isang dating jeepney driver. Dati siyang nagtatrabaho sa isang fastfood restaurant. Patunay ang bahay na ito na maaaring makamit ang mga pangarap kung ibubuhos ang puso sa mga ginagawa. Sa tulong ng mga kamag-anak, nakapagbukas ang may-ari ng sarili niyang salon. Naging daan ito para makapag-ipon siya ng pampatayo ng pangarap niyang bahay.

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    Silipin ang nakakabilib na bahay na ito:

    Harapang Pintuan

    Ang bahay na ito ay may solid wooden door na bumagay sa mataas na kisame at malalaking bintana.
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    Si Renato Carpio ang arkitekto, at si Nikki Bustos naman ang contractor na kinuha ng may-ari upang itayo ang pangarap niyang bahay. Moderno ito, malilinis ang mga kanto, neutral ang kulay ng mga muwebles, at parang malugod na tinatanggap ang lahat ng papasok.

    Sala

    Sino’ng hindi gugustohing magpalipas-oras sa tahimik na lugar na ito habang nakatingin sa magandang tanawin sa labas?
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    Dahil gusto ring maging interior designer ng may-ari, siya mismo ang pumipili ng materyales at muwebles, at nagpapasya ng kabuuang itsura ng bahay. Sa sala, ang unang mapapansin ang malalaking mga upuan — pwedeng dito paupuin ang mga bisita. Ang kulay dilaw at iba’t-ibang gamit na gawa sa kahoy ay nakakadagdag ng sigla sa lugar na karamihan ay puro neutral colors.

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    Kainan

    Magandang pagdausan ng mga salu-salo ang kainan. May mga komportableng upuan at isang bangko na gawa sa kahoy.
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    Bukas ang sala, kainan, at kusina. Kapag ganito ang ayos ay nagmumukhang mas malaki at maluwag ang bahay. Kitang-kita rin ang pagiging maaliwalas ng lugar. Napili ng may-ari ang isang mesang gawa sa Dao na gawa ni Aida Flores bilang hapag-kainan, at mga kulay puting silya na Eames-inspired.

    Kusina

    Kumpleto ang kusina ng mga dekalidad na appliances at may sapat na mga lalagyan rin.
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    Mukhang maliit ang kusina, ngunit hindi mahirap magluto rito dahil sa maluluwag na mga istante at patungan. Kumpleto ito sa appliances, at maaaring magmerienda o mag-almusal dito nang nakaupo sa mga bangkito at gamit ang ibabaw ng mga istante bilang kainan.

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    Family Room

     

    Maaari rin itong gawing guest room kung kinakailangan.
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    Sa laki at lokasyon ng bahay na ito, pwede rin itong maging isang retirement home. Sinigurado ng may-ari na mayroong sapat na dami ng mga kuwarto para magkasya ang kaniyang mga kaibigan at kamag-anak. Magandang pumunta sa family room na ito para magsiesta, magbasa, o manood ng mga pelikula at mga palabas sa telebisyon.

    Banyo

     

    Ang maliit na banyo na ito ay konektado sa family room.
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    Plano ng may-ari na gawin niyang silid-tulugan ang family room kapag nag-retire na siya. Dahil dito, pinili niyang magkaroon ng en suite na banyo, o banyo na konektado sa tulugan, para maging komportable at madali para sa kaniya. Simpleng carpet at mga disenyo sa dingding lamang ang makikita rito, at may kahoy na istante na kasya ang lahat ng kinakailangan niyang gamit.
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    Master Bedroom

    Para kang nasa resort kapag narito sa kwartong ito.
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    Kalmado ang kwarto at tamang-tama para sa isang mahimbing na tulog. Ang kama ay gawa sa kahoy at para itong nang-aanyayang humiga. Mayroon ding komportableng silya kung saan maaaring umupo at magbasa, at malambot na patungan ng paa. Pumapasok ang natural na ilaw sa malalaking mga bintana kaya hindi na kailangang buksan ang mga ilaw sa umaga. Sa gabi, mararamdaman mong para kang nasa gitna ng kakahuyan sa dami ng mga puno at halaman sa labas.

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    Master Bathroom

     

    Simple pero elegante ang master bathroom na ito. Maaaring isara ang shower area kapag ginagamit.
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    Kitang kita sa banyong ito ang kasabihang, “There’s beauty in simplicity (Ang simple ay maganda).” Hindi na naglagay ang may-ari ng masyadong maraming palamuti. Mas binigyan niya ng halaga ang pagkakaroon ng lugar para sa mga gamit at ng maluwag na espasyong pwedeng galawan. Tulad ngmkabilang banyo, may mga istante rin ito na nakakabit sa dingding. Sinundan niya ang modernong tema at naglagay ng shower area na napapaligiran ng salamin.

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    Guest Bedroom

    Sa kwartong ito, parang mararamdaman ng mga bisita na talagang nasa bakasyon sila!
    PHOTO BY Marc Jao

    Naglagay ng mga pull-out na kama ang may-ari para maraming bisita ang makatulog dito. Kasya ang apat hanggang anim sa kwartong ito na may mga gamit na gawa sa kahoy at masasayang kulay.

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    Lanai at jacuzzi

    Nakakatanggal ng pagod ang paglublob sa mainit na jacuzzi.
    PHOTO BY Marc Jao

    Napakagandang pwesto ng lanai para mag-almusal o magkape. Kitang-kita ang magandang tanawin sa labas. Nakakapawi rin ng pagod ang paglublob sa jacuzzi na napapaligiran ng mga puno at ng ganda ng kapaligiran.

    Additional na impormasyon mula kay Therese Dehesa. Ang mga impormasyong nakalahad dito ay nagmula sa The Daughter of a Former Jeepney Driver Built This House Inspired by Nature

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    The Daughter of a Former Jeepney Driver Built This House Inspired by Nature 

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    To read this story in Tagalog, click here.
    • Whether it’s a cozy apartment or a big house with many rooms, we all have dream homes we wish to achieve. From saving up to working hard, we strive to make that happen so we can have a special haven to share with the family. The story behind this beautiful home in San Mateo, Rizal will surely inspire you. Owned by a former jeepney driver’s daughter who used to work at a fastfood restaurant, the 300sqm house is proof that you can achieve your dreams as long as you put your heart into your work. With the help of her relatives, she was able to start her own salon business. Through the said business, she was able to save up funds for this dream home.

      Take a tour of this inspiring home below:

      Front Door

       

       

      The house has a solid wooden door that complements the high ceiling and huge windows. 
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      The owner worked with architect Renato Carpio and contractor Nikki Bustos in bringing her dream home to life. It has a modern theme with clean lines, furniture pieces in neutral colors, and an overall welcoming feel.

      Living Area

       

       

      Who wouldn't want to spend quiet afternoons in this relaxing living area with a view of the outdoors? 
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      Since the owner is an inspiring interior designer, she was hands-on in terms of choosing the materials, the furniture, and finalizing the look of the home. In the living area, roomy seating pieces take the spotlight — making it ideal for entertaining guests. Touches of yellow and wood add warmth to the space dominated by neutral colors.

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      Dining Area

       

       

      The dining area is perfect for get-togethers as comfy chairs are paired with a wooden bench. 
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      An open layout connects the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Choosing an open layout makes the home seem bigger and more spacious. From this angle, you can't help but appreciate how maaliwalas this home is. In the dining area, the owner chosen to have a solid Dao table by Aida Flores and Eames-inspired chairs in white.

      Kitchen

       
       

      Compact yet functional, the kitchen is equipped with quality appliances and has enough storage, too. 
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      The kitchen looks compact, but cooking can be done in the space — thanks to the spacious countertops. Well-equipped with appliances, this part of the home can also be used for quick meals and snacks since there are wooden stools that turn the extra counter into an instant breakfast bar.

      Family Room

       
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      This room can be used as a guest room when needed. 
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      <>With its size and location, the two-storey house can also be used as a retirement home in the future. The owner made sure there are enough rooms to accommodate friends and relatives. This family room is ideal for siestas, reading, and catching up on TV shows and movies.

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      Bathroom

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      This compact bathroom is directly connected to the family room. 
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      The owner has plans of turning the family room into her bedroom when she retires. Given this, she opted to have an en-suite bathroom (a bathroom that's directly connected to the sleeping space) to ensure comfort and ease of use. Decorated with a simple area rug and wall art, it has a wooden counter with enough storage nooks for toiletries.

      Master Bedroom

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      This bedroom will remind you of cozy resorts. 
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      <>Calming and perfect for a good night's sleep, this master bedroom features an inviting wooden bed, a comfy chair where the owner can read a book, and a plush foot rest. The huge windows let in plenty of natural light so there's no need to turn on the lights in the morning. By nighttime, it's as if she's in the woods, given the abundance of trees and greenery outside.

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      Master Bathroom

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      Simple yet elegant, the master bathroom has an enclosed shower area. 
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      <>We're sure you've heard of the saying, "there's beauty in simplicity." In this bathroom, the owner decided not to have too much decor to prioritize storage and having enough space to move around in. Just like in the other bathroom, this space features a wall-mounted counter. To keep within the modern theme, she opted for a glass-enclosed shower area.

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      Guest Bedroom

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      Staying in this room will make guests feel like they're really on vacation! 
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      <>The owner decided to furnish this room with pull-out beds so she can accommodate as many guests as possible. Four to six people can sleep comfortably in this room dominated by wooden touches and vibrant pops of color.

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      Lanai and Jacuzzi

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      The owner can take a dip in the heated jacuzzi after a long day. 
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      <>The lanai is the ideal spot for hearty breakfasts and or just a cup of coffee. It gives a soothing view of the outdoors, too. After a long day, the owner can also take a dip in the heated jacuzzi surrounded by trees and the beauty of nature.

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      <>With additional information from Therese Dehesa | This home tour originally appeared on Real Living.

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