The facade of this three-story modern Asian home reflects the kind of life that the homeowners prefer to lead: quiet, clean, and private.
Benjie loves how simple his house looks, but he admits that the offwhite color is rather hard to maintain, especially when it is exposed to the harsh elements. The color tends to fade fast. “Very light lang, parang off-white. Ang mahirap lang pag offwhite sa labas, parang every how many years kailangan mo i-repaint.”
Aside from the peace and quiet that residents get to enjoy in this gated subdivision in the less harried side of Pasig City, the strategic location is what Andre Paras loves the most. “The village is quiet,” he explains. “At the same time, it’s near everything. So, if ever I need to get something last minute, I can go to the supermarket. Or if I just feel like, you know, buying random snacks like Starbucks, there’s one here at the back lang.”
Is this the house that Benjie had always dreamed about in the past?
“Actually, okey na naman,” he replies. “Pero my dream house would have sana an extra area, bigger lang na open space where the kids can play with the dog.”
Benjie’s dream house doesn’t need to have a basketball court. An open space for barbecues and family get-togethers is more to his liking.
“There are times na you want to eat out, di ba? Living in this area kasi, it’s kinda crowded. Maybe someday, I will build a rest house somewhere outside Metro Manila, para may fresh air, gano’n lang.”