Above all, it is a place where the indoors and outdoors can co-exist. “I want a natural flow into nature,” Patsy explains
resting on stilts, it is built in a contemporary style that allows the maximum use of glass and opens up to take advantage of the breeze.
An elevated walkway connects the living and dining areas in one structure to the other structure, which holds the master suite. “The highlight of the design is a four-anda-half metre cantilevered extension of the master bathroom, an outdoor space for the shower, and the natural stone tub from Bali,” Saratan says, pointing to the most stunning part of the house. The pond and water features, which Saratan suggested for the first Calatagan house, were again requested to enhance the calming atmosphere of the second house.
For furniture, Patsy has chosen simple pieces made by local craftsmen from Calatagan. For beds and sofas, she went to another long-time collaborator, the furniture designer Yola Johnson of Soumak Designs. “She is firm about using indigenous items made