Simple Modern Homes and Plans

As a building designer, I love tinkering around with floorplans and layouts; it is a lot of fun for me. I have decided to share some of my work below. Many of these house designs have been used by my clients in the past.

This Ludenio Home is fit for a lot measuring 15 meters by 10 meters, or 150 square meters. Its two-tone external wall colors are a fantastic combination of maroon and light yellow.

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On the ground floor are:

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Water closet

The upstairs boasts:

  • Two bedrooms with one shared bathroom
  • One master bedroom with a master bathroom
  • Balcony for relaxation

The ground floor area is 53 square meters and the first floor is 60 square meters.

This countryside-style house was designed for one of my clients. The floor plan is the same as my Bacolod Bricks House and includes a 75-centimeter cultured stone finish on the exterior wall and wood siding. It makes a perfect match for your countryside lifestyle.

This is my latest design for Filipino overseas workers, as many of my friends here are OFW. Recently, I’ve been receiving many emails from them requesting me to make a design for their future homes. Here is one of my favorites. The Sun Flower is nice and elegant, with a two-toned light yellow external wall. Yellow is a color of happiness, much like a sunflower.

I’m sure you would be happy to live in this house, as it has many great features:

  • Spacious master bedroom (6 meters by 4 meters)
  • Two bedrooms (3 meters by 3 meters)
  • Two bathrooms
  • Dining room (3 meters by 2.8 meters)
  • Elevated kitchen (3 meters by 3 meters)
  • Living area (6 meters by 5 meters)
  • Entryway (1.5 meters by 2 meters)

I named this house Bacolod Bricks after the nickname of the friend who asked me to design it for him. The total floor area is 95 square meters, suitable for a five-person family. It features a shingled roof and brick tile external wall finish, which acts as an insulator of heat and fire, saving heating and cooling costs.

More details:

  • Two bedrooms (3 meters by 3 meters)
  • Master bedroom (4 meters by 4 meters)
  • Bathrooms: one master and one common
  • Kitchen (3 meters by 3 meters)
  • Dining room (4 meters by 3.5 meters) with a small bar
  • Living room (4 meters by 4 meters)
  • Entrance (2 meters by 1.5 meters)
  • Garage
  • Minimum lot area: 150 square meters

Rough Finish Cost: PHP 700,000.00 (USD15,000.00)

Elegant Finish Cost: PHP 1,500,000.00 (32,000.00)

This two-story house looks bigger than it is; the total area for the ground floor is 100 square meters with a total of 200 square meters for the whole house. It is suitable for a square lot of 15 by 15 meters. It features a spiral staircase and an elevated kitchen and dining room.

More details:

  • Four bedrooms
  • Master bedroom (4 meters by 4 meters)
  • Two bedrooms measuring 3 meters by 3 meters and one bedroom at 2.5 meters by 3 meters.
  • Bathrooms: one master and two commons.
  • Kitchen (3 meters by 3 meters)
  • Dining room (4 meters by 3.5 meters) with a small bar
  • Living room (4 meters by 4 meters)
  • Entrance (2 meters by 1.5 meters)
  • Garage
  • Minimum lot area: at least 15 meters by 15 or 300 square meters

Rough finish cost: PHP 850,000.00 (USD18,000.00)

Elegant finish cost: PHP 2,500,000.00 (52,000.00)

This is a one-story home with a master bedroom and two bedrooms, same as the Jay Marasigan house design. It looks big, but the living area floor is only 118 square meters, which is still affordable. It has a spacious living and dining area and a U-shaped kitchen.

More details:

  • Total floor area: 118 square meters
  • Three bedrooms (2 at 3 by 3 meters, and one at 2.5 by 3 meters)
  • Master bedroom (3.6 meters by 3.6 meters)
  • One master bathroom and one common bathroom
  • Kitchen (3 meters by 4 meters)
  • Dining room (4 meters by 3.5 meters) with a small bar
  • Living room (4 meters by 4 meters)
  • Entrance (4 meters by 1.5 meters)
  • Garage
  • Minimum lot area: at least 15 meters by 15 meters or 300 square meters

Rough finish cost: PHP 750,000.00 (USD15,600.00)

Elegant finish cost: PHP 1,800,000.00 (37,500.00)

Here’s my Modern House. It’s for those who have a 12 by 12 meter lot and wish to construct a modern house on a budget. Small and low cost, it has an only 80 square meter ground floor so you can save some space for a front yard.

More details:

  • Total floor area 180 square meters

  • Three bedrooms, two measuring at 3 by 3 meters
  • Master bedroom (3.5 meters by 3 meters)
  • One master bathroom and one common bathroom
  • Kitchen (3 meters by 4 meters)
  • Dining room (4 meters by 3.5 meters)
  • Living room (4 meters by 4 meters)
  • Porch (4 meters by 3 meters)
  • Garage
  • Minimum lot area: at least 15 meters by 15 meters or 300 square meters

Rough finish cost: PHP 750,000.00 (USD15,600.00)

Elegant finish cost: PHP 1,800,000.00 (37,500.00)

This house is elevated one meter above ground level so that you can have an overlook in your front yard from the deck. Nice, classic Asian-style house.

This house is only 5 by 8 meters because the client’s lot dimension was only 6 by 10 meters, which is a typical narrow lot for low-cost housing. It has:

  • Two bedrooms (3 meters by 2.5 meters)
  • Living area (2.5 meters by 3 meters)
  • Kitchen and dining area (2.5 meters by 3 meters)
  • One bathroom (2 by 2 meters)

This is not just a low-cost house, but a special low-cost house with a taste of luxury.

This house is one of my favorites. Suitable for a highland area overlooking the sea, city, or mountains. It has a spiral staircase in front that goes all the way up to the terrace.

I designed this house to can fit into a lot measuring 15 by 12 meters, as you can see from the floor plan. Other features:

  • Master bedroom (4 meters by 3.5 meters)
  • Master bathroom
  • Two bedrooms (3 meters by 3 meters)
  • One common toilet
  • Living area (4.7 meters by 4 meters)
  • Combined kitchen and dining area (5 meters by 3.5 meters).
  • 2.5-meter front yard for your parking area

This is a new design: I call it Modern House II. It’s two stories with enormous windows for a wide surrounding view and exterior light. This window glass also traps heat inside to keep your space warm during the winter.