Peewee and Andy’s Shophouse

7 Mar

Last weekend, Dante, my brother Chris and I flew to Singapore.  We were supposed to watch the Foo Fighters Concert like everyone else from Manila.  Unfortunately, they cancelled the concert because of Dave Grohl’s medical conditions! 😦  Saddened, disappointed and heartbroken by the cancellation, we still pushed through with our Singapore trip.  The only reason we decided to push through was because we were very excited to see Peewee and Andy, Dante’s little sister and her husband 🙂 No concert to see but it was a greater weekend than we all had expected! 🙂

Peewee and Andy on their wedding day framed in their home.

Welcome to Peewee and Andy’s Shophouse in Singapore.  This was our home away from home for the whole weekend 🙂 In their neighbourhood, there are rows of shops, little restaurants and cafes on the ground floor and residential apartments above 🙂 I asked Peewee how they found this place and she said they asked help from a real estate agent.

“But we asked her to choose for us something she hasnt shown any expat client before…when I first went into the stairwell, I was really pissed off. I was wondering how she could expect us to live there…” Peewee explains.

The stairway to Peewee and Andy's Shophouse.

“When the door opened, it was like an oasis! Such a surprise, it was a little gem of a place, with the high ceilings, tiled floors…I loved it and I was already going through the house to see how the furniture fit.” – Peewee

Andy also explained that it was so hard to find an apartment that will fit their furniture because most of the condominium units there are tiny.  They had a king-sized bed and it would not fit in most condominiums that they checked out before they discovered this place.

“Andy and I love Asian furniture, we like ‘Modern Asian’, but more old Asian….we tried to decorate it in a way that was homey and we wanted things we wouldnt be afraid to use or break so most are heavy and sturdy.” – Peewee

Entrance to their work space. This is the room where Chris stayed for the weekend 🙂

Their wifi connection was so fast, these two immediately found their own spot. And I as well 🙂

Dante and Andy busy working. Anytime you're ready, Dants 🙂

Andy and Peewee's cute portraits on the wall.

“It’s a collection of our travels from Dubai, India, Indonesia and Thailand…we are missing Filipino pieces and we are about to do that.” – Peewee

This is the guest room where Dante and I stayed. Love it!!! 🙂

View from the guest room.

“Andy is as much a shopper as I am…we like to spend on one big thing – travel. But when we travel we buy stuff for the house mainly art, decorative stuff, incense and oils (that’s why our house smells like a spa!) and kitchen things.” – Peewee

“One thing that people notice as well is how much plants we have…we have a total of nine now, I think and Andy bought all of them. I think it makes our house more special!” – Peewee

Here are some of Peewee’s works of art 🙂

Thank you so much, Peewee and Andy for welcoming us into your beautiful home! 🙂  We didn’t want to leave anymore. Haha! Ask Chris 🙂 We felt at home.  Inside your place, I actually felt like I was in a beach house in some resort! Hehe

A fridge full of love! 🙂 And super healthy snacks! Haha!

Miss you guys already!  Dante, Chris and I all said that this trip wouldn’t have been fun if you both weren’t there!  Thanks again for everything!  We’ll definitely be back soon with our little man! 🙂  He’s going to love your place! 🙂

2 Responses to “Peewee and Andy’s Shophouse”

  1. Dom March 16, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    What a beautiful home!!! Love the paintings and the Buddhas!! it feels a bit like a spa oasis! Love it! 🙂

    • catcantada March 21, 2012 at 1:24 am #

      Hi Dom, super nice noh?! I love how peaceful it felt inside Peewee’s home. I can imagine that you would probably decorate your home similar to theirs since you and Marc also love to travel 🙂

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