Most Filipino homes are quite simple but has a comfy ambiance which is why seeing something as complex and chic as an elevator is quite out of the ordinary.
It looks like having a private lift comes in handy for celebreties. Take a look at some local stars who decided that having their own elevator inside their house is quite useful:
Angelica purchased hers to revel in the life of being single.
“Nung nangyari ‘yon [breakup], someone advised me na kailangan kong i-enjoy ito [singlehood], at hindi ko puwede gamitin ang ibang tao para mag-enjoy ako. So how would I enjoy? May nagsabi sa akin na, ‘Di ba gusto mong bumili ng bahay? Maghanap ka ngayon. Doon mo ubusin ang oras mo.”
Cruz’s mansion located in Baguio is what they call the “White House of the Lord of Scents.”
“There would be nine of us living there. My eight siblings and I and our mother. Each sibling would have his or her own room,” Joel shared.
“The idea was for all of us to get back together again once all the siblings are retired.”
The mansion is open whenever his family is not lodging in.
The Mega Star’s “The Fortress” was said to have two elevators inside. One of which is installed for her mother Elaine Cuneta to transfer floors when she was still alive; and another mini elevator for delivering foods.
Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid
Regine and Ogie also installed an elevator inside their home for their aging parents.
“Kaya po kami may elevator, dahil po nung may sakit po ang ama ni Regine. At, syempre, yong mga magulang ko rin, yong mommy ko ay nasa 85 na rin, tatay ko 83.
“Mataas po kasi itong bahay namin, so hindi sila basta-basta nakakataas [paakyat] Andyan na rin po yung elevator, so baka na rin sa pagtanda namin, magamit namin yung elevator.”
ZsaZsa Padilla and Conrad Onglao
The couple who have been living together since 2014 shares that they have an elevator inside their glass house in Makati City. However, they admit that they all prefer using stairs instead of the fully-functioning elevator.
“Mas practical, and exercise na rin for us.”