Celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres made a courageous move in purchasing their house in Makati.
They bought it from the man behind Bench, Ben Chan back in 2003.
Richard and Lucy learned that Mr. Chan was selling it. But the couple had to hold back because of the high cost. Initially, they didn’t buy the property right away.
Ben Chan was already buying a lot around the area during that time. Ready to let go of his property, he further tried to convince the Gomez family.
It was a courageous move for the couple as they later gave in to Mr. Chan’s offer. Despite buying the property several years ago, it took a while for Richard and his family to move in. They left their Greenhills property in 2014 to transfer to their new abode in Makati.
According to the home’s architect, Jay de Ramos, the house’s theme is modern and casual but with a touch of femininity.
Some pieces of furniture in the house are not brand new because according to Lucy, some came from their previous house while the others came from their friends and her mother.
The house features an open layout—something that Richard and Lucy prefer.
Aside from being bathed in natural light, the living and dining areas also open up to the other parts of the home. These feautures furthere add the bright and spacious feel.
Lucy added that most of the things in their house were given by her mom and were Richard’s things when he was still a bachelor. The beautiful wife of Gomez further added that she loves surrounded by things that have a sentimental value for them. The living area is spacious and cozy.
The kitchen area is huge and described as a chef’s dream kitchen. It has a built-in convection oven and microwave, range hood, gas range, and a two-door Sub-zero refrigerator.
It has a long island counter where food can be prepared and served right away. The space is usually used for get-together because the couple loves inviting their friends.
Without a doubt, this family home is perfect for entertaining guests.
This dining set from Dimensione can seat 10 people comfortably. A few steps from the main dining area is a smaller round dining table surrounded by chairs.
Double-glazed windows let in plenty of natural light, as well as give the owners and their guests a view of the outdoors.
The master bedroom is mostly painted white. It’s spacious and warm. A Geraldine Javier painting hangs by the wall above the couple’s bed which gives color to the rather immaculate space.
Getting ready for work would surely be a breeze in this spacious bathroom. They designed the toilet and shower as separated areas. Both shares a singular sink.
This hallway with envy-worthy shelves leads to Juliana’s bedroom. The shelves hold small pieces of artwork, books, and Richard’s acting awards.
Juliana’s bedroom has the same color motif as her parents’ room. A green couch adds color though.
There’s a wooden shelf beside the couch which holds the travel souvenirs, trinkets, books, picture frames, and medals & awards of Juliana.
For a family who loves to entertain guests, it’s important to have an outdoor nook that can easily be transformed into an extension of the dining area.
The wooden dining table and benches they bought from an old restaurant. These pieces add to the tropical and Filipino feel of the property.
Contractor Anolito Guina extended the original swimming pool as requested by the homeowners.
Whether it’s a cozy get-together with friends or a huge party with relatives, this outdoor area makes for a perfect venue.