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The lake as your home

/ 04:34 AM November 09, 2019

Owning a house with the calming view of a placid lake is a dream come true.

Imagine, waking up to such stunning sights, having breakfast al fresco style in your balcony while gazing out at this expanse. If you fancy it, you can go fishing or kayaking in the lake as part of your exercise regimen. In the afternoon, you can stretch those legs and take a stroll to breathe in fresh air and soak in the beauty of nature surrounding you. But what if you can turn this dream into a reality?


Trusted developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. offers the opportunity to make such a dream a reality.

The pioneer in developing lakeside communities offers top quality developments that will enable one to enjoy and live in a stress-free community, while being just a short drive away from the bright lights of the city.


Catalina Lake Residences

One prime example of such a development is Catalina Lake Residences. Located in Bauan, Batangas, this lakeside community is dotted with Spanish-Mediterranean houses and archetypal lake residences while the man-made lake offers a calming effect.

To bring things a notch higher, you can try to design your house accordingly to achieve the look and feel of your lakeside dream home. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Keep it simple. We know that designing a house from scratch can be quite daunting. The first step is to have a color scheme and theme in mind. Make sure to carefully select patterns, materials and textures so these will not clash. Don’t overdo it and don’t try to cram all design pegs in one space.

Be practical. Although you’ve seen glamorous designs on Pinterest, do remember that you are designing for real life. Use sustainable materials such as bamboo and wood to give your house an airy feel.

Prioritize wide windows so that natural light can be fully-harnessed. Use whitewashed floors so they won’t easily show wear and tear, and reclaimed wood for your outdoor furnishings. These kinds of furniture are usually low-maintenance.

Create a bunkroom. Kids will have a blast in this space while adults can turn it into a hobby room. Secure and position well your ladders, beds and storage boxes so they don’t get in the way of play. Adults, too, can have their own cubby holes on the side, packed with some night lights and plaid blankets.


La Alegria

Another Sta. Lucia lakeside community is La Alegria, which is located in the City of Silay in Negros Occidental. This 67-ha masterplanned lake residential community aims to mix history with modern day innovations.

But what makes La Alegria quite unique is its man-made lake called Lake Aurora, a lighthouse, and Paradise Island, which will have its own pool, gazebo, and picnic area.

The Lake at St. Charbel

The Lake at St. Charbel in Dasmariñas, Cavite, offers an idyllic sanctuary within a highly-urbanized city. Set to rise within St. Charbel South Executive Village, it features a picturesque property dotted with breathtaking vistas which help bring a sense of tranquility for residents.

Overall, these Sta. Lucia lakeside developments are aimed at creating a balance— for you to have that much deserved downtime to clear your mind and rejuvenate your body.

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