April 28, 2009

White house

Privacy walls are almost a necessity in Metro Manila, and more and more people try to make the walls look like an integral part of their home rather than just something to keep strangers out. I like how the owner of this house extended the privacy wall to accommodate those extra large doors then created a covered path to the front door of the house.

white house with extra large doors in the privacy wall

29 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Surrounding houses with walls can make the street scenes cold and uninviting, but I agree with you that this house has dressed up the entrance to add visual appeal both for the passersby and for the guests.

I have just caught up with your posts for the last couple of weeks because I was traveling in Morocco, so I apologize for this late comment about your series on Corregidor. it was outstanding and a real service to educate your readers.

Ny father was a career U.S. Navy officer who served in the South Pacific during World War II. We lived in Hawaii when he was stationed at a Navy base there, and he would visit the Philippines in his duties at that time. The information in your posts and the photos showing what Corregidor looks like today were fascinating.

Jacob said...

I agree. This is very attractive. Why are such walls "almost a necessity?" Is it for privacy, robbers or both?

Pam said...

Last night I saw a wonderful TV show about Manila. It showed the street sign you posted for 'odd shots' and many other places of interest you have posted... your photos were better, Hilda.

nobu said...

White is looks ccol.

Lois said...

I like the way they have made it look more inviting! I wonder what that room is up front on the second floor with all the windows. Looks like a great place to sit and watch what is going on below!

M.Benaut said...

The streetscape appears very well kept and tidy.
People obviously take a lot of pride in their suburb both within and outside their homes.

Halcyon said...

I like the design of the house. Looks like it was designed by an architect and not just a builder.

Very neat!

Boise Diva said...

My wish for your town is that privacy walls will become unneeded.

James said...

In a way it reminds me of a modern day fortress.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful house!
I think there's a tendency to put in front of the house huge walls to protect private life.
Kind Regards
Léia

Ken Mac said...

i'm on the top floor of a manhattan apartment building and I could sure use some privacy walls!

Juergen Kuehn said...

The house looks very modern and reminds me of "Bauhaus-style".
As it seems all White Houses need a wall.

George said...

I agree that the owner of this house did a good job of integrating the wall with the house design. We're not allowed to have fences or walls where we live. Sometimes I think they would be nice.

Olivier said...

elle a une architecture spéciale cette maison blanche. votre président vit dans cette maison ;o)))

it has a special architecture that white house. your president lives in this house ;o)))

Jarart said...

Looks like an excellent idea!
Check out the robins nest with eggs in it at Pewaukee daily photo.
It's beautiful.

Abe Lincoln said...

This is very nice. I like the screen. It is nice and at first it reminded me of a garage door.

Many years ago, when I was in Arizona, the yards and homes were all screened from the public by adobe walls or dense thorn hedges.

Vogon Poet said...

Probably no architecture prize in sight, but it is not bad at all. It looks quite well planned with the plants and the trees all around.

Marc said...

It looks very private. A shame, but I guess it's necessary.

marley said...

Yes, it actually makes a feature of it. Nice.

Per Stromsjo said...

Let me echo Jacob's question, why would this be a necessity? We're not allowed large fences or walls either.

Aloha said...

I have always loved homes with inner courtyards....it's like stepping into another world. Thanks for visiting me!

Reena said...

we have a neighbor whose house was pure white too. we call it the white house eversince we were kids! but they recently repainted their house to brownish. we wanted to protest. hehe..but we still call it the white house.

i love this photo. i agree with the covered path to the doorway. and i llove big doors. they make houses look imposing.

Don and Krise said...

I love the architecture also. The large window, the angled roof line. With the entryway it really does detract from the wall.

lunarossa said...

I like the white of the house and of the walls. It makes them look clean and tidy and modern too, of course. Ciao. A.

the donG said...

beautiful! i like that house. one of my friends has a home similar to that in mandaluyong.

B Squared said...

It does look nice. I wish people here were as concerned with their appearance.

Saretta said...

I think this is the first residential photo I have seen on your blog. Very interesting!

Hilda said...

Abe:
It is a garage door.

JM said...

Every house has its wall here, not so much for the roberies as you can easily jump it in most cases, but just for the privacy matter.