Anne Curtis is one of the most popular film and TV actresses, hosts, recording artists, and product endorsers. She has used the fruits of her labor to build her own house in a quiet neighborhood south of Metro Manila.
She chose to live in a suburban village outside Metro Manila: “Pinili ko dito kasi malayo.
“Pag nag-Skyway ka, makikita mo ’yong difference ng smog sa Makati area.
“Different ang skies dito at doon.
“That’s why ’yong weather, it’s so hard to predict.
“Ang sunny dito, pagdating ko ng Q.C. parang umaambon.
“It’s totally different.
“I really like the fresh air here.”
Before moving into a condo unit in Makati City, Anne Curtis used to live here where the houses—all of them American-style—have identical exteriors.
Designed by renowned interior designers Ivy and Cynthia Almario, Anne’s home has a timeless style with contemporary touches. The space is defined by a soothing color palette and furniture pieces customized specifically for the actress.
Anne’s living room is furnished with a skirted couch, Louis XV-inspired chairs, and a center table with gracefully curving legs.
A huge wall-mounted mirror creates the illusion of more space in the dining room. A crystal chandelier hangs over a round dining table. The table is paired with dining chairs that have interesting solihiya detail — a woven material often found in Filipino furniture.
The kitchen veers away from the classic theme, with its modern layout and sleek appliances. The colorful magnets on the refrigerator door are souvenirs from Anne’s local and international trips.
In the study area of Anne, light colors and traditional pieces can still be seen. A single white table is matched with a chair upholstered with a soft yellow fabric. The space is decorated with one of the costumes Anne wore as the lead of Kampanerang Kuba, a 2005 TV series aired on ABS-CBN.
Anne sleeps in a custom-made canopy bed with sheer organza curtains. Near the bed is a window seat covered in stuffed toys and throw pillows.
Blue and white hues create a clean, calming feel in the guest bedroom. The walls are awash with a light blue shade while the bed is made inviting by soft pillows and sheets.
Anne’s shoes are kept in a transparent shoe rack in the guest bedroom.
A pathway with stone steps leads to the backyard. A wooden and wrought iron bench, Grecian urn planter, and an archway with crawling vines complete the outdoor space.