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The energy-efficient home

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The Philippines has one of the highest rates of electricity per kilowatt-hour in Asia. Due to the tropical climate of the country, many houses are dependent on electricity to power air-conditioners and electric fans in order to deal with the high temperatures during the day. This is why energy efficiency is one of the most important principles to keep in mind when building or buying a new house.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Applying feng shui principles when buying a house

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SWIMMING pools are sources of water energy.

Welcome 2014! If this is your year to buy a house or any property, consider applying feng shui to the purchasing process. It may help channel good energy into the financial investment. Auspicious feng shui means excellent energy that brings not only harmony into a home but also good health, happiness and prosperity to its […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

A coffee-table book and the Seda brand

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ELEGANT living room of Lhuillier residence

EXQUISITE HOMES and beautiful properties in our country and abroad are showcased in the limited edition, coffee-table book, “Home & Away.” Published by Lifestyle Asia magazine, the country’s first glossy and elegant book was recently launched at the Writers’ Bar of Raffles Makati.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Money well spent on architectural conservation

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VISITORS will love to stay at (from left to right) Casa Binan, Casa Baliuag 1, Casa Binondo 2, and Casa Quiapo.

People gladly pay to help this man sustain his advocacy of conserving the country’s architectural legacies.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Roof maintenance for the rainy season

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WITHOUT proper and constant care roof maintenance may turn out to be more costly. SINO CRUZ

HOUSES PROVIDE comfort and security for its tenants but making sure these are always at their optimum condition is a must, especially this rainy season. However, one section of the house that is most often overlooked is the roof, which should be surprising considering how crucial it is in preserving the condition and integrity of […]

Posted: June 17th, 2011 in Property Guide | Read More »

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