Fifteen years ago–when Randy I and had only started dating—one of our first dates was in Tagaytay. As he was driving, he told me that it was his dream to have a house in Tagaytay.
Fast forward to the present. One of Randy’s current hobbies is bird photography. Through it, he met a very rich septuagenarian (rich, as in nung nilibre kami sa Chinese restaurant sa Greenhills, he ordered king crab for us–among other dishes. I got the shock of my life when I found out that the king crab ALONE cost P10,000! #MyGahdIHateDruhgs!) who eventually became his bird photography buddy. This buddy of Randy has a resthouse in Tagaytay.
The first time that he brought Randy into his Tagaytay resthouse, Randy couldn’t stop talking about it. He said it was so cool inside the house, parang may aircon kahit ni electric fan hindi nakabukas. And thus his dream to have a Tagaytay house was awakened.
Over the busy summer, Randy forgot about bird photography and Tagaytay. But two weeks ago, he started seeing his richie rich bird photography buddy again. His dream to have a house in Tagaytay went full blast that he spent his free time last weekend looking for Tagaytay houses for sale.
Seryoso s’ya, guys!!!
At first he thought we couldn’t afford any Tagaytay house. But then to Randy’s delight, there were nice ones that we can save for naman pala! To be honest, I wasn’t too keen to have a house in Tagaytay. I already love our newly renovated Los Banos house. But then, sinuportahan ko ang paandar ni Randy because:
- Raviv will study in one of the big schools in Sta. Rosa/Canlubang area when he’s older. Having a house in Tagaytay will make it convenient because when traffic is light, Tagaytay is very near Nuvali.
- We have work in Sta. Rosa area. Again, a Tagaytay commute is easier than a Los Banos commute.
- Ang gaganda ng mga bahay na nakita ni Randy!
- And most important of all, this is Randy’s dream. He has been working so hard all his life, and he rarely buys anything luxurious for himself. He deserves this.
So on Monday last week, I told Randy that we should go to Tagaytay and check out the houses he’s been salivating after. I pushed this last-minute plan because I was itching to have a solo date with my husband. Just the two of us driving around—‘yung wala lang na pasyal, and no Raviv in tow. I missed that so much! It has been a looooong time since our last one that I couldn’t even remember it!
I messaged the broker of our favorite house and asked whether we could do an ocular. P’wede raw!!! So gorabelles kami!
When we saw our favorite house, our jaws dropped. Hong gandaaa!!! It’s the house Randy and I love—we may have very disparate tastes in so many things, but when it comes to houses, our minds fit together. Wanna check it out, too? Here:
Front view detail
Left Side View
Even the interiors were so classy and elegant:
Sigh. It was really beautiful that I couldn’t help but share it on my IG stories. Randy got concerned.
Randy: O shine-share mo? Baka may magsabi nanaman na nagyayabang ka ha.
I: Bayaan mo sila. Ang ganda eh! At hindi ko naman sinabing bahay natin.
Actually, I now realize that my ugly trolls will come out again because of this post. Trolls, kalma lang. I just wanna share with you this beautiful house, OK? We didn’t buy this. Ang mahal. OK na?
After our ocular, we proceeded to Bag of Beans for a late lunch. Tuktukan n’yo kami ni Randy—we live in South and go to Tagaytay relatively frequently, but we’ve never even been to Bag of Beans until last Monday! Hahaha!
The ambiance at Bag of Beans was perfect for us: wistful, romantic and quiet.
Randy had roast beef and unlimited house blend coffee, while I had garlic shrimps and panacotta.
The price of the was just OK—not that expensive (like Antonio’s!), but not really cheap either. I loved the food, by the way. Servings were big, and we were satisfied.
After our Bag of Bans date, we went on to check two more properties. Both were also both beautiful! Our second stop was Tagô by Manosa Properties. It was also be a-u-ti-ful!!! Makikita mo talaga ang galing ni Architect Manosa, I swear! Small lot area is definitely maximized! However, super duper expensive! Tapos hindi pa furnished unlike the first house. Our bank account will be depleted, hehe. Too bad because it’s in a great location.
After Tagô, we went to another one in Alfonso. The house was huge, with swimming pool pa! So grand from the outside. I love it because it’s really huge and roomy, and the Raviv will go crazy over the swimming pool! However, so far na from Sta. Rosa! And luma na—renovation budget needed.
It was one of my happiest days recently. Even if naglaway lang kami ni Randy sa mga bahay, I was still happy to dream with him. Besides, those were just beautiful houses. Yes, just HOUSES. What we already have is a beautiful home. <3
Oo nga pala, this is a Wardrobe Diary entry. Hahaha, I forgot. Here’s what I wore:
- top: Zara
- skirt: ukay (from our recent Baguio trip! Ganda, right?!?)
- flats: Petite Jolie
- bag: Chloe Paraty
Baboosh for now! Early soccer mom duties tomorrow! XOXO