I dug up my first post about selling the house and realized I made it exactly one year ago, on January 22, 2013. I choose to see it as a validation then, that I’m making the right choice to again put it out in the market today.
I wrote last year:
I really built the house to sell after living in it for a year or so, and because of delays from the 2011 target move in date, that year was used up to complete the house instead. I had planned to study art by 2013 (this year!), so need to adjust timelines and unload already. Am also open to the possibility that things might take longer to move… From experience, selling a house takes about 6 months, sometimes longer. Although I’m not in a hurry — will just enjoy it while selling — it would be nice to get a move on with art school already.
P.S. No worries, Nuvali friends and neighbors — I will be back. I have loved every single moment here in Nuvali and see myself coming back here someday.
I gave myself one year in UP to decide whether it’s a fit, but here we are halfway through that year and I already declare that I intend to see it through for the next 3.5 years. This means that #1: My relocation to the North is more permanent (for now), and that #2: I really have to let go of Southern living (for now).
Here’s to bringing this Nuvali chapter to a close, and to welcoming all possibilities from now on. I’m still not in a hurry to let the house go (there’s a part of me that wishes I can still fully enjoy it come summer break), but I do see it happening. Praying for the right buyer to come.
MY NUVALI HOME FOR SALE – HOUSE DETAILS:
Two-bedroom green home with roofdeck, built in September 2012 by artist Montalut. Open plan design for the kitchen, dining, lanai areas.
This area below is spacious enough to be converted into another room. It is adjacent to the ground floor bathroom.
Designed to maximize natural light and ventilation, the house is bright and breezy, with big windows.
Master’s bedroom has an afternoon sun window, but daylight floods the house when blinds are rolled up — great if you prefer a natural alarm clock everyday. The roof garden is on top of the master’s bedroom so it stays cool all throughout the day.
Black out, suede blinds keep both rooms cozy for sleeping.
The roofdeck is the surprise of the house.
Partially covered, it occupies the whole 3rd floor, with space for a garden and laundry/utility area. Great place to entertain guests for a late afternoon picnic or barbecue. We love staying here to enjoy the Nuvali winds while soaking in the views of Mt. Makiling, Tagaytay, and the ASNU community.
- Dining/Living room wall with salvaged wood planks
- Kitchen makes use of the old banggerahan concept, with an area built-in for dish drying
- Polished concrete flooring
- Windows in between rooms help bring in natural light
- Roof garden on roofdeck
- Rain harvesting tank for watering the garden
- LED and energy-saving lighting
- furnished: beds, daybeds, roofdeck furniture (high table, benches, bar cabinet)
- 2 split-type inverter airconditioning units in the bedrooms
- heaters in kitchen sink, ground floor bathroom, master’s bathroom
- speakers and amplifier for piped-in music in the dining/living room
Lot area = 113 square meters
Floor area = 152 square meters
Avida Settings Nuvali
Price: Php 6,500,00
Viewing by appointment only. Serious buyers only please. Licensed brokers welcome. Contact me at email@example.com, 09209624116.
Read about how I built this labor of love of a dream house — the first of many — in Building a Green Home, with details from inception of the rooms and layout of the house back in October 2010, all the way to completion in September 2012.