This Bacong house construction project is for a retired American with a Filipina wife, who just want to spend their remaining years comfortably in a quiet and peaceful setting. They chose a country lot in San Miguel, Bacong west of the Negros National highway and at a higher elevations in the foothills of the mountains. The lot is approximately 1700 sqm and the backside overlooks a shallow dry creek ravine. To the west, impressive Mt Talinis is framed almost picture perfect.
When designing this house, our design team headed by Reynaldo Katada, tried to make best use of the natural setting and situated the house with the backyard overlooking the rolling ravine.
With all their children grown, this couple did not need a large area, nor many bedrooms, so a simple design was developed with a large open concept living , dining and kitchen area, off of which there was one large master bedroom with ensuite washroom and walk in closet. On the opposite side of the main living area, another smaller bedroom with ensuite washroom was placed, adequate to house any visiting family or friends.
This simple, yet spacious and functional design was estimated to cost approximately 2.3 million pesos, with some possible later changes expected to bring the final construction cost to closer to 2.5 million pesos.