The First Homely House at Sandari Batulao
August 09, 2012
Light and airy.
These were the first attributes to the very first house to be built in Sandari Batulao, an up-and-coming residential, commercial and recreational community situated in the rolling valleys between Mounts Batulao and Talamitam in Batangas. True to its vision of making a seamless weave of the natural beauty of the area and the best eco-sensitive facilities, the first house to be built in Sandari Batulao makes full use of all that the beautiful landscape has to offer.
Situated at the Fern enclave of Nalé, the house is a 260-square meter Asian-inspired construction on a 376 square meter lot. Sandari Batulao developer Citystate Properties and Management Corp. (CPMC) has commissioned veteran architect Romeo Datiles for the project, and his inspiration was an amalgamation of the Asian theme of Nalé, and the modernist vision of CPMC president Dominga Rufina Cabangon Chua.
“We started with the basic Asian theme,” Datiles said. “But we evolved and it eventually became a combination of a modernist design and some cubism aesthetic.”
But the most important part of the house is the integration of features that will fully utilize Sandari Batulao’s prime location. Windows are abundant in this two-storey house in order to let in the maximum amount of light and allow the cool air of the area to circulate. Inside, a spacious living and dining area brings comfort to future guests of the house, and the den is convertible to a guest room, making the house the perfect peg for families wishing to pattern their own Sandari Batulao homes on this structure.
Set to be finished in early November of this year, the first house in Sandari Batulao is but a glimpse of the vision of an eco-sensitive community where one can enjoy life with nature.