Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step inside a celebrity’s home for a day? Well, thanks to curious netizens on the internet and YouTube, more and more Filipino celebs are dropping house tours this year, and their millions of subscribers can live vicariously through their phone screens for a few minutes. Of course, apart from showing-off the fruits of their labor, these types of vlogs may also prove to be helpful for those in need of inspiration while in the midst of their own home makeovers.
From Bea Alonzo to Ivana Alawi, check out eight of the coolest local celebrity home tours that came out this year so far.
1. Bea Alonzo
Bea Alonzo released part one of her house tour last week. The 16-minute long video allowed fans to wander into her sophisticated, almost tropical-inspired home. Replete with chic furniture, local art work, and refreshing green plants everywhere, the veteran actress’ timeless crib is no doubt a thing of envy. Perhaps what’s definitely caught our attention the most is her pool-side lanai turned art studio, surrounded by glass windows and doors to invite a bright and outdoorsy atmosphere indoors.
2. Derek Ramsay and Andrea Torres
If you’re an art enthusiast in search of inspiration to decorate your own home, then you might want to check out Derek Ramsay and Andrea Torres’ home tour. The couple’s sleek, three-story house is teeming with local artwork, from a massive origami-inspired wall installation by Jinggoy Buensuceso, to an eye-catching Dominic Jenon painting hung by the entryway, among others. Apart from this, the celeb residence is also built with its own elevator, pool area, and gym.
3. Ivana Alawi
Just two months ago, rising actress and YouTube star Ivana Alawi took fans on a tour of her swanky Bahrain mansion. The 23-year-old inherited her childhood home from her late father, and only recently had it refurnished before she did her much awaited house reveal. Boasting of gold-accented decor and chic lounge furniture, Ivana's humble abode also comes with two spacious living rooms and seven bedrooms.
Watch the whole tour below!
4. Gabbi Garcia
Get a glimpse of Gabbi Garcia’s own family home on her YouTube channel. Throughout the tour, the Kapuso actress showed off her personalized bar, her mini fountain by the garden, and even her copy of Alena’s iconic sword, a.k.a. her character from the 2016 remake of Encantadia. In case you were wondering, Gabbi shot an entirely separate vlog just for her walk-in closet.
5. Maja Salvador
Maja Salvador’s family home in Antipolo—or Casa Andres as she likes to call it—is another prime example of a modern, tropical-inspired home. Originally decked in black-and-white, the actress worked with her friend and interior designer Miah Gomez to redecorate her now bright and airy living quarters.
Watch the whole vlog below!
6. Erich Gonzales
Another local celeb that came out with a YouTube house tour this year is Erich Gonzales. The actress first bought the lot to her home at just 22-years-old, before the actual house construction began in 2014. A simple yet gorgeous minimalist home, the interior to Erich’s abode is mostly painted in white and nude colors. It’s the perfect example for anyone who wants to keep their own home looking sleek and clean in terms of overall design.
7. Jinkee Pacquiao
Apart from shooting a tour of their home in General Santos, Jinkee Pacquiao also took curious viewers on a virtual trip to their private beach resort. Yep, you heard that right, it's a lavish, multi-villa seaside getaway just for her family. Our jaws are on the floor, too! We’d love to enumerate every last detail of this massive complex, but honestly you just have to see it to believe it.
8. Enrique Gil
Speaking of seaside sanctuaries, just a few months ago Enrique Gil, alongside his sister, toured fans around their family beach house in Anilao, Batangas. The 700-square meter property boasts of a whopping five-stories, complete with a breathtaking view of the mountains across and the sea below.