This Tropical House in Sorsogon is in the Middle of a Coconut Farm!
While many people flock to Metro Manila for opportunity, artist and furniture designer Milo Naval and his family chose to pack their bags and move to Sorsogon. In this 10-hectare coconut plantation Milo purchased is their home villa that he calls “Bulan” which in Ilocano means moon. Sharing the property is Siama Hotel, also managed by Milo and his wife Kat.
The main entrance of the villa conforms to the traditional Filipino style that reflects Milo’s design philosophy. The roof is made of anahaw, an organic material that can last for 10-15 years, it totally captures the Filipino look the owners wanted.
“I designed a house that’s appropriate to the location and at the same time, exudes the comfort of modern living,” shares Milo Naval.
Sustainability and comfort were placed at the heart of the tropical house’s design. The high ceiling in the living area allows for better air circulation, something important in tropical houses.
“I wanted our home to be Filipino style, so we made thatched roofs, and used all sorts of wood and local materials,” Milo Naval.
Milo shares that the space was designed in such a way that the house can reflect the outside inside. Of course, all the furniture was designed by the owner himself.
The guest bedroom enjoys a lot of natural light and even has a concrete deck meant for moon watching and stargazing.
Located in the entryway, the respective toilet and bath of the guest room and master bedroom continues the wooden flooring of the house. Wooden slats give the bathroom a peek of natural light.
The master bedroom opens up to the poolside, letting the owners have the best view the moment they wake up.