Thursday, December 10, 2009

villavicencio ancestral house

even from outside, this ancestral house in the town of Taal catches the attention of a passerby. among the many old structures in this street, it has the rarity of seeing one painted with cream and blue.unlike most of the ancestral houses that i've been to in Silay, Vigan and Boac, the Villavicencio house is nicely refurbished making it look modern yet still brings about the architectural value of how the houses during the Spanish colonization looked like.
the very beautiful verandas struck my attention the most. its pillars painted perfectly and that from almost any view it is attractive. a small roofing was also in place quite suitable for a tropical country like the Philippines.it was at first closed but when the owner of the house noticed us with our tripods and cameras, we were allowed inside. ironwulf who was also our guide also knew one of the caretakers.we were everywhere around the second level of the house with the room doors all open for viewing. today, the house still holds some of the most valuable items of the family.
though we didn't had the chance to dine in, this house is also a restaurant that caters great food according to the many who had their chance of tasting their specialties.
Villavicencio house is about 10-minute walk away from the town plaza. a walk along the streets of the town of Taal is highly recommended as other beautiful ancestral house were preserved.

40 comments:

docgelo said...

nice interiors!
good captures, dong! =)

princess_dyanie said...

wow well preserved nga yung house. :P

luna miranda said...

the ancestral home is well taken care of. really stunning interiors--grand and elegant. feeling ko, maghuhubad ako ng sapatos dito.:p

gillboard said...

always wanted to live in a house that looks like that... medyo creepy, pero beautiful... hehehe

Photo Cache said...

the house is in tip top shape, the interiors are grandiose. dong, did you get a shot of the ceiling. on one photo, there is a peek at the ceiling, i would be interested to see the entire ceiling, kung meron ka lang namang shot.

sheng said...

we still have so much of the Spanish culture no...it's actually nice knowing that there are a lot who preserve what's been left of them since the Spaniards came.

I am Xprosaic said...

Ganda ng pagkakamaintain nila sa bahay... galing galing! jejejejeje

Borneo Falcon said...

This is one beautiful house and I'm impressed with its maintainance

alicesg said...

It is so beautiful. I love the look of the verandah. Glad they are well maintained.

PUSANG-kalye said...

bilib ako sa mga bahay na ganitto--matanda na pero well preserved...ang mga bahay ngyon , bago palanmg sira sira na. hehe

Lantaw said...

galing ng mga angles mo dom!

Theonoski said...

cream and blue as a house paint, why not.good combination pala yun.nice shots dong!

Z said...

opulence.

witsandnuts said...

Yes, the veranda is a stand out. Ang galing ng details. As depicted more on the last photo.

Sidney said...

Stunning house... would love to live in such a house!

By the way, great pictures!

Nanaybelen said...

maganda sya a. ancestral home na colorful

Bengbeng said...

can you imagine their wealth to be able to maintain it in such perfect condition,. the place itself should be a cultural heritage building. magnificent.

bertN said...

This is also a reataurant? And you are allowed to inspect the house before or after dining? Maski na so-so ang pagkain, I'll go there, if and when, I get a chance.

atticus said...

ang ganda. i'm glad they were able to preserve it.

Chyng said...

pretty house and beautiful yung 2nd and 3rd shots. ;D

dencios said...

like the splash of blue :D

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I like the "grandness" of the interior better than what appears outside. Do the owners live here?

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

is this the same villavicencio that owns the triple-v express restaurants (kamayan, saisaki, dad's)?

Eds said...

wow! well preserved yong house na yan ah. a little bit creepy pero ang ganda.

SandyCarlson said...

Unbelievably beautiful. I can't imagine the wealth that makes such a place possible.

cyndirellaz said...

ang ganda naman! kung nabubuhay lang ako sa old times i wud prefer to live in this house. ^__^

Pietro said...

Beautiful house. The interiors are really amazing!
I'd like to visit all these nice places!

Andy said...

This house is beautiful, but the interiors is a bit creepy. :)

coolwaterworks said...

I really like ancestral houses and I enjoy looking at the pieces inside it...

Nice captures Dong...

By the way, is this the house in Taal featured in Urban Zone?

Allen said...

pagtanda ko kaya, dadayuhin din ang ancestral house namin? Hahaha.

nice house. ang ganda nung tiles. hehe.

Hilda said...

Beautiful painted details everywhere! Wonderful that it's so well-loved and preserved! I hope the family takes care of it forever.

ace said...

great home! i wish i could live in a house like this. nice pics!

Reena said...

ang ganda ng interiors. :)

bakit wala ka ng mga posts na may masculados??? haha

Tita Beng said...

Got this chance again of viewing another vintage house. Architectural designs of yesteryears manifest strength and beauty. Very nice shot.

Thanks for dropping by my page. I agree with you that life is indeed short and God is definitely there for us.

lagalog said...

the house is a gift house, as lantaw noted in his blog and is fondly called the "goldilocks" house because of the fancy colors.

bw said...

nice and well preserved. the hardwood floors are still in amazing shape.

Skippyheart said...

ang ganda!...just shows that it is very well taken care of and maintained.

great shots as always dong! =)

nuts said...

wow, ang galing! you're not only dslr owner but now a pro-photographer.. ^-^

Lalaine said...

grabe... dami ko na namiss dito... wala pa din pinagbago.. ang gaganda pa din ng mga kuha mo ;)

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