Towering condominiums may be popular as of late, but nothing quite compares to the grandeur of Manila’s historic houses.
These mansions were a common sight in pre-war
On our next A.M. Shorts, we will be featuring this lovely home. Can anyone tell whose home was this? Stay tuned. #ArquitecturaMNLPosted by Arquitectura Manila on Friday, April 11, 2014
Many of the great Old Manila houses were found on Dewey Boulevard (now Roxas Boulevard), but the Victoneta was located in the then far-flung area of Mandaluyong. The owners, Salvador Araneta and Victoria López de Araneta chose the location to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The Victoneta, a portmanteau of the couple’s names, was built by architects Domingo Lerma, Juan Arellano and Andrés Luna de San Pedro (the son of Juan Luna) using a mix of Hispano/Moresque/Mediterranean styles.
The mansion had 33 rooms, a chapel on-site, numerous patios, and lofty gardens as it was built on a 1.7-hectare lot. For its grandiose design and interiors, it was given the title “Most Beautiful Home of 1933.” However, the Victoneta didn’t stand long as it was one of the casualties during the Battle of Manila. The Aranetas built another Victoneta, this time in Malabon.
The Eugene Arthur Perkins Residence. aka. El Nido. Dewey Boulevard, Ermita, Manila. In pre-war Manila, houses of...Posted by Philippines, My Philippines on Friday, October 10, 2014
Eugene Arthur “E.A.” Perkins’ El Nido was designed by Andrés Luna de San Pedro, with Mediterranean and Moorish influences. E.A. was the “first American representative at the court of the King of Siam and partner of the Manila law firm DeWitt, Perkins, and Brady.” His mansion stood in
The Jacobo Zóbel de Ayala and Angela Olgado home in Ermita called 'La Casona'. Designed by Andrés Luna de San Pedro, it...Posted by Arquitectura Manila on Sunday, February 16, 2014
The home of Don Jacobo Zóbel de Ayala and his wife Ángela Olgado was the “Most Beautiful Home of 1929.” Like many other properties on the Dewey Boulevard strip, the house was built by society-favored architect Andrés Luna de San Pedro. A key design feature
Alfonso Zóbel Mansion
The Alfonso Zóbel de Ayala home after the war. The house became the French Embassy for some time until the offices moved...Posted by Arquitectura Manila on Friday, March 7, 2014
The other Zóbel de Ayala mansion on Dewey Boulevard belonged to Alfonso Zóbel and his wife Carmen Pfitz. The French Renaissance-style mansion was designed by Juan
Laperal Mansion along Calle Arlegui in San Miguel. The mansion was used as the consulate of Hitler's Germany during the...Posted by Arquitectura Manila on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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