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  • This Dream Home Was Built Using Recycled Wood!

    In the first floor alone, the owners used 200 planks of recycled wood!
    by Cielo Anne Calzado .
This Dream Home Was Built Using Recycled Wood!
PHOTO BY At Maculangan
  • When it comes to building a dream home, you don’t just need to settle on a style or a theme — you also need to take into consideration the budget you can spare. In building this beautiful calming house, the owner had to find a design professional she can depend on. Architect Felix Zabala stepped into the picture and helped the owner built it in stages.

    In completing the first floor of the home, workers from Camarines Sur installed a total of 200 recycled wood planks that came from a demolished school in Taytay, Rizal. The owner complemented the recycled wood and tropical-inspired touches with Asian-inspired décor and wooden furniture to create a Pinterest-worthy home.

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    Take a quick tour of this Instagram-worthy home

    Front door

    Different pieces of reclaimed wood were used to create the double doors.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    Unlike most doors that can be locked with a key, this one stands out! A heavy plank serves as the lock. It can be slipped into the wooden slots at the back of the doors.


    Living area

    The owners maximized the high ceiling and chose not to hang curtains to let in natural light.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    Look closely at the seating pieces in the living area. Notice anything different? These wooden pieces feature intricate carvings and captivating shapes. To further highlight the uniqueness of the pieces, white cushions were chosen to make it more comfortable so as not to draw the attention away from the beauty of the wood. Clear glass windows give the owners and their guests a serene view of the outdoors.

    Dining area

    Bathed in natural light, the dining area features a grand dining set with enough room to allow owners to move around freely.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan
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    What makes the dining area extra special are the pieces from Orientique Furniture and Carpets. The dining table has a glass inlay, while the chairs are picture-perfect on their own with its eye-catching detail.

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    Private study room

    Instead of having a plain sliding door that we often see in many homes, the sliding door that leads to the owner’s study area features a painting by Edgar Talusan Fernandez entitled “Bituin sa Lupa.”
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    Aside from making the most of the recycled wood they got for the house, the owners made sure that art shines in the space as well. Wall accents, framed pieces, and sculptures add a distinct charm to the house.

    Sitting area

    With the sun streaming in, this is a cozy spot for merienda or cups of coffee in the morning.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    Whether the owner wants to read a book, get some work done, or simply enjoy a quick snack, this sitting area is the perfect location. It is enclosed with wire-screen panels to keep insects at bay while giving her a view of the backyard.

    High ceiling

    A unique and Instagram-worthy chandelier spruces up the ceiling, making you want to look up and simply admire the lighting pieces.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    In any home, big or small, lighting plays a big role. Aside from illuminating dark spaces, it can also double as décor when not in use. This chandelier serves as a focal point, further highlighting the home’s high ceiling.

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    Master bedroom

    No ordinary beds here! A lovely four-poster bed is paired with an equally beautiful wooden chest with mother-of-pearl inlay to create an elegant feel.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    This bedroom can rival any hotel suite! Luxe linens and natural light instantly turn it into a cocoon-like escape you’d love to stay in for hours.

    Mini library

    Who doesn't admire the floor-to-ceiling bookshelf? We can imagine the owner grabbing a book and lounging in a corner to while the time away.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    See the slim stairs beside the shelf? The owner suggested adding the unique staircase to save on space. It features alternating steps that can only be taken one foot at a time with a left-right pattern.


    Even in this part of the home, wood takes the spotlight! The balcony has wooden railings instead of the metal ones we see in most homes.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    The owners can set up a mini dining nook or herb garden to maximize the space.

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    Perfect for entertaining friends and outdoor dining, the gazebo can instantly transport the owners into their favorite resort or beachside getaway.
    PHOTO BY At Maculangan

    The gazebo highlights lovely flooring made from sturdy mahogany planks. They decided not to modify the planks in any way so that the owner’s daughters can recycle them in the future.

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

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