Philippine Ancestral Homes

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The bahay na bato, a unique architectural style specifically suited to the islands.

Jennifer Hallock
Windows made of capiz shells were originally chosen because it was cheaper to make windows of capiz than glass during the Spanish Colonial period of the Philippines. They continued to be made, however Philippine Architecture, Filipino Architecture, Colonial Architecture, Filipino Interior Design, Asian Interior, Home Interior Design, Tropical Interior, Filipino House, Filipino Art

Filipino Capiz Shell Windows | John Lander Photography

Windows made of capiz shells were originally chosen because it was cheaper to make windows of capiz than glass during the Spanish Colonial period of the Philippines. They continued to be made, however, thanks to their ability to allow enough light through and their strength in holding up to typhoons.

This picturesque home in Vigan looks and feels like a classic home from 1872 Filipino Architecture, Colonial Architecture, Interior Design Inspiration, Home Interior Design, Filipino Interior Design, Spanish Colonial Decor, Filipino House, Philippine Houses, Rest House

Historic Bahay-Na-Bato Restored to Spanish Colonial Era Glory

This 658sqm picturesque home in Vigan looks and feels like a classic home from 1872

Gabaldon Sillon Fraile (one of a pair) Accent Pieces, Antique Furniture, Rattan, Outdoor Chairs, 19th Century, Auction, Pairs, Antiques, Wicker

Gabaldon Sillon Fraile (one of a pair)

The Gabaldon Sillon Fraile (Pair) 2nd Quarter of 19th Century Kamagong & Rattan H:44” x L:35 1/2” x W: 35 1/2” (112 cm x 90 cm x 90 cm) Lot 58 of the Leon Gallery auction in June 2014. See www.leon-gallery.com/ for details. Estimate: P 140,000 Provenance: Nueva Ecija Cabeza Don Mariano Santiago Tinio Don Casimiro Gonzales Tinio (Capitan Berong) Bernarda Diaz-Sta. Romana Tinio de Gabaldon Senen Tinio Gabaldon Isauro Valera Gabaldon Martin Imperial Tinio, Jr. A…

DULANG (Philippine Low Table) | by Apo Lakay Table 19, Low Tables, Dining Table, Table Furniture, Antique Furniture, Rustic Table, Wood Construction, Accent Pieces, Antiques

DULANG (Philippine Low Table)

DULANG or Low Table 19th Century FILIPINO Single timber Molave Wood construction. This Dulang or Low Table is a vestigial remnant of the eating / feasting tables used by pre-Hispanic, pre-colonial Filipinos. Dimensions: 47" L X 23" W X 14" H Note: If I remember correctly, I saw this piece in Boni Mercado's shop a long, long time ago before it was placed in a container and shipped overseas!

The interior of the Cristologo House and Museum showing a classic ilustrado sala. The mint green with contrasting wood was a popular choice, according to my research. Quite striking. Old Houses, Vigan Philippines, Architecture, Wood, Museum, Interior, Homes, Mint Green, Colonial

The interior of the Cristologo House and Museum showing a classic ilustrado sala. The mint green with contrasting wood was a popular choice, according to my research. Quite striking.

Generoso Villanueva's Daku Balay is the largest Art Deco private residence in the country. Until the it was the tallest building in all of Bacolod City. Photo courtesy of SEDA Bacolod City, Large Art, City Photo, 1950s, Art Deco, Homes, Island, Mansions, Country

How did hacenderos live back in Negros’ glory days?

These mansions stand as a time capsule to the glory days of the Philippines’ Sugarbowl.