Metro Home & Entertaining: Jim and Lydia Paredes’ Home

In the latest issue of Metro Home & Entertaining Magazine‘s Nesting feature, you’ll get a peek inside Jim and Lydia Paredes’ home in QC.

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Before the writer got to interview them, they mentioned to me how much work this house took to build since it was made of salvaged wood. They wanted to make a Filipino house that wasn’t “creepy” (you and I know how older Filipino houses can be so creepy). So this is how they interpreted that: a lot of windows and natural light married with wood.

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There was a bahay kubo on the side of the house.

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And when I asked Jim where in the house was his favorite spot, he said this spot:

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He loves spending mornings with a cup of coffee here on this porch:

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Look at the amazing details around the house:

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Inside the room enclosed in glass were bright pops of color (which I think helps making a Filipino house a lot more modern):

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Jim’s photograph of his granddaughter hangs on the wooden cladded walls:

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I loved the bathrooms. So much natural light came in them! And this rock was poetic:Metro_Home_Jim_Paredes_jar_concengco_12 Metro_Home_Jim_Paredes_jar_concengco_13

And if you ever wondered about what the Paredes’ read:Metro_Home_Jim_Paredes_jar_concengco_15

A portrait of Jim on his guitar:Metro_Home_Jim_Paredes_jar_concengco_16

Lydia Paredes:

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Please pick up the latest Metro Home and Entertaining for the full article written by Gay Ace Domingo and more photos by me.

On a final note, I found these interesting wall climbing plants in their garden. Loved them! What’s the name of this plant? I want!

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  1. […] glad to have photographed two other features for this section in past issues such as Zambawood and Jim and Lydia Paredes’ home. This time, I was able to photograph Casa San Miguel in […]



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