After one and a half years of saving up, Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta built their dream home fondly called "Casa Escueta." Both admit to being hands on in building the house, from the conceptualization of the floor plan, to the choosing of furniture. “Lahat ng ito ay galing sa pinagpaguran namin bilang mag-asawa,” Jolina said in an episode of Magandang Buhay.
A bright red door welcomes anyone visiting "Casa Escueta"—a slight contrast to the dominantly-white house. Farther in through the eye-catching door, large windows make up the residence—enabling more natural light to come in.
The home is not just the couple and baby Pele’s shelter. Jolina said that their place is also welcome to their beloved guests. "Gusto ko kapag ininvite ko sa bahay, yun feeling nila 'ang sarap dito'," the host-actress said.
Such warm ambience is also evident in the kitchen area. In the same Magandang Buhay episode, Mamshies Karla Estrada and Melai Cantiveros joined Jolina and Mark for some cooking sesh and some arts and crafts time. The Escuetas also spilled some more on their family life.
How else would guests feel like Casa Escueta is home? Details like the teacup light fixtures and various frames. Just like the façade of the house, red is used as an accent color in their cooking range—the only colored appliance inside the kitchen!
As for the celebs who have dropped by at Casa Escueta, Jolina mentioned Erik Santos, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, and the Rivermaya gang!
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Photographs courtesy of Magandang Buhay and from Jolina's Instagram page.