Wednesday, November 25, 2009

yap san diego ancestral house cebu city

on my way to the Casa Gorordo, what got my attention was this old wooden house with a series of sign posts. i should drop by. this should be something. not your usual Cebu stop spot.fortunate enough, it was another ancestral house. the Yap-San Diego heritage house along Lopez Jaena street just meters away from Casa Gorordo and the Heritage of Cebu monument.the many times i've been to Cebu, i never heard about this. yet i learned that it is one of the oldest ancestral house in the country believed to have built in the 17th century. owned by Dona Maria Yap.
it is one of the oldest and so i wondered why it did not gain people's attention? according to the guide, it remained as a boarding house for quite some time. until it was renovated little by little by Val, who inherited the house.today, like the Casa Gorordo house, it is considered as a house museum. filled with a great collection of antiques. at first look, one might even thought it's a big nipa house. to me, it's between being a bungalow and nipa house.the ground floor's walling is made up of coral stones while the second floor is made up of wood. sets of antique Chinese plates, well carved furniture, antique jars, a painting over a capiz window, age old Sto Nino figures makes it a house worth seeing.the most unusual thing i observed was the banca planter on one side of the house. this side of the house is a lot where the residents would usually stay and rest. i like how they controlled the access of the people at the second floor. one should wear a shoe cover to protect and preserve the original wooden flooring. it just needs improvement in the the way they arrange the items inside the house.the Yap-San Diego Heritage house and museum is located 155 Lopez Jaena street corner Mabini street in Parian. taking of photos is allowed inside while a minimal entrance fee helps support its preservation. thanks to the guide of the house for taking time bringing me around the house and for all those who planned and funded its preservation.

30 comments:

REDLAN said...

base muna ako

Lawstude said...

yay naunahan ako ni redlan.

carlotta1924 said...

ganda naman ng bahay! so glad it was renovated. dapat ginaganyan ang mga lumang bahay dito sa pinas para ma-enjoy ng susunod na generation. :)

Reena said...

kinabahan ako. feeling ko may mumu sa house na yan. ayoko na basahin ulit tong post na to ha. okay lng? :D

Borneo Falcon said...

I was rather attracted with the old wooden furniture and glassware. Those are antics and rare nowadays

princess_dyanie said...

yay! agree! not your usual cebu spot nga ito. now ko lang to narinig eh. galing dom! :)

Pacey said...

I knew one of the owner's great grand daughter, they just live nearby this old house. Wow, I can see more improvements in this house. Thanks for showing, reminiscing the good ole days...:)

Pietro said...

Very interesting house, charming rooms, nice antiques. I'd like to visit it in person. You've made a great job with these beautiful pictures.

bertN said...

I do not know how you find these interesting places all over the country.I really appreciate that you are sharing them with us. Thanks!

Chyng said...

loser ako, we skipped this one when we toured cebu! haha

sayang..

SandyCarlson said...

What a wonderful, unusual place. Gorgeous shots. They are intriguing.

I am Xprosaic said...

Wow! tindi mo napupuntahan mo ang mga lugar na kakaunti lang ang nakakaalam... jijijiji...

Sidney said...

Happy to hear that they renovate this house little by little... It looks gorgeous.

Nanaybelen said...

Wow! antic talaga. hanga ako sa family San Diego. pini preserved nila ang mga naiwan ng kanilang mga ninuno

witsandnuts said...

The pictures reminded me of our used to be ancestral house in Laguna (lalo na yung sa windows and stairs). Sayang, it was renovated. I was too young then to object. =)

uncleawang said...

Wow !! interesting place with all that great items.
Thanks for sharing.

nuts said...

thanks, nakapasyal din sa cebu sa wakas.. more, more please...

alicesg said...

Very beautiful and nice. I love the way they arrange the dinning table.

Rio said...

minsan na din akong nakapunta ng Cebu pero di ko nakita ang mga shini-share mo dito.
next time na bumalik ako ng Cebu,papasyalan ko din ang mga ito.=D
salamat sa pag sha-share nito sa amin..

luna miranda said...

i've never heard of this house/museum. looks interesting...will include in my itinerary the next time i am in Cebu.

Benghui said...

thank you. i like the video

Dennis Villegas said...

beautiful ancestral house! you captured everything as usual. great coverage, dong!

jeanny said...

Nay ganito pa pla sa Cebu. It's so lovely. Glad you experienced it and shared it here. MOre more photos please :)

dylan dimaubusan said...

Ancient times ba ito? lolz Ganda.. Na-aappreciate ko rin mga ganyang bahay, esp. kung na-preserve ng ilang taon, kakamangha. Di ko lang gusto tumira sa mga ganyan.. I dont really like antiques.. Kakatakot eh, ehehe.

But it's great that they did maintain it. Your shots are great too, as always.

Cheers!

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Naks naman.... Swerte mo namna...

Ganda naman ng bahay... SInaunang sinauna!

Ailee Verzosa said...

DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hello there, its been a while... hehehe after a long silence in the blog world, here i am again.....
i've got some catching up to do... hehehe please check out my new post later...

ancestral homes always give me the creeps...

docgelo said...

i like the 3rd photo with old wooden furnitures and paintings. this ancestral home appeals to me as both attractive and creepy. =)

cyndirellaz said...

antique na talaga ang bahay ano? di ko tuloy maiwasang maisip na baka may nagmumulto doon or something dahil madalas naman ay ganoon lalo na sa lumang mga bahay. pagdating ko sa cebu, i will try to visit this ^__^ next year na yun!

Hilda said...

Ooh! Now this one I would love to see! I love all the weathered wood and stone. I hope they preserve them, but I also hope that they don't do anything to make them look new — a sin that quite a lot of newbie owners commit.

eunice said...

I hope more ancestral houses are being preserved like this one. It's a treasure.

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