Amidst a wide sprawl of pineapple and coffee plantation sits a gorgeous Tuscan inspired home barely in completed form, yet so beautiful already! I couldn’t resist taking photos even if this house was not done. My parents are still in the process of finishing the home, yet we’ve been spending Sunday afternoons in this gorgeous veranda.
Characterized by its rustic brick and sun-baked look, the exteriors are a tell-tale of Tuscan style. The cool breeze was perfect to savor a good glass of wine while listening to Spanish guitar tunes in the back ground.
Terra – cotta brick and a rustic stone mosaic pattern dress the home’s exterior walls. Solid wood planks purposely purchased and saved for many years to reside in this “modest dream home” make the ceiling beams and trellis.
The view from the second floor balcony was one I could stare into forever. Watching the full moon rise while engaging in warm family banter was perfect. If it weren’t for the fact that it was getting too chilly for us, we would have stayed on into the night.
A lot of wood and elegant iron accents fill the house interiors. I love the contrast of the simple black light fixtures against the wood ceiling.
The bridge way leads to an outdoor balcony where the beautiful view can be enjoyed.
Gorgeous brick pillars brace the roof, while warm ceramic tile top off the floors.
The quaint staircase features a composition of Malaga tiles. These hand crafted cement tiles otherwise known as Baldozas y Azulejos de Cemento in Spanish were introduced by Spanish colonists in the Philippines during the 18th century. Large scale production continued until the 1930’s and eventually died down leaving only a few companies that manufacture this to date. Today designs are of Spanish, Islamic, and European influence perfected in three layers, strongly bonded by pressure.
These tiles make the perfect accent to the earth tones that characterize a Tuscan home. I can’t wait to see how the whole place unfolds. I’ll surely be taking more photos without the news paper and unnecessary “accents” once this place in done. The warm rustic feel of the Tuscan style can be quite charming don’t you think?