Merlgen’s modern rustic kitchen in creamy white, wood tone.
“ I enjoy the cool weather and openness of the home, ” said the owner of the newly-built family rest house in the cool highlands of Eden, East of Davao. It was intended as a mountain get-away for the family of six who sought to escape the confines and heat of the city during the pandemic. It ’ s a contemporary rustic weekend cottage in a size that ’ s easy to manage, according to the owner, who designed it to her specifications with her daughter-architect-baker helping out. It sits on the high ground of the sloping terrain surrounded with towering trees and lush foliage. The house ’ s orientation to the East allows the residents to enjoy the morning sun, whether they ’ re at the large second floor bedroom or at the veranda and adjoining deck that hugs two sides of the house. Daylight streams through the large windows and wide glass-panelled accordion door brightening the spaces on the ground floor. The latter gives seamless connection between the indoors and the outdoor