Acacia Estates introduces Casa Real events hall

October 03, 2013

Acacia Estates, DMCI Homes’ township development in Taguig City, has a new addition to its commercial quarter called Town Center with the inauguration of the colonial era-inspired events hall Casa Real.

The three-storey Casa Real along Acacia Avenue formally launches on Oct. 2 to serve as Acacia Estates’ art centerpiece and showcase DMCI Homes' appreciation of history and expertise in modern design and engineering. Patterned after the old Tuason Residence on Sociego Street in Sampaloc, Manila, Casa Real fuses Filipino, American, Spanish and Chinese architecture to give an authentic glimpse of the bygone eras and blend the nostalgia of the 1930s with the modern residential communities in Acacia Estates.

Casa Real was skillfully designed and built to reflect the architecture and interiors of the original house as DMCI Homes’ tribute to the rich Filipino history and vibrant community living that transcends eras. It showcases the original narra and ipil flooring. The doors and window frames are made of narra. There are ventanillas, sliding panels between the floor and windows, with original iron grilles. It also features the restored ipil staircases and various ornamental woodworks from the Sampaloc house.

The concrete balusters of the old Tuason Residence were reproduced to support the upper deck. Wooden exterior elements were reproduced using concrete. The original concrete balusters and lion's head gargoyle drains for plant boxes were re-used. Mazarron clay roof tiles were used for the roofing. Machuca floor tiles were also used.

Casa Real mimics the adobe stone cladding for the lower ground exterior finish. The building has a gated main entrance under a porte cochere and a grand staircase entrance along Acacia Lane.

The Solariega Function Hall located at the upper ground, measuring 250 sqm, and the Cuadrilla Function Hall, located at the second floor with an area of 334 sqm, are ideal venues for celebrating life’s greatest moments. There are available kitchens for catering and balconies on the second floor.

The inauguration starts with DMCI Homes officials leading the ceremonial ribbon-cutting and joining the blessing of the Casa Real. A walkthrough with media and event organizers were supported by DMCI Homes project team. Guests are encouraged to don 1930s attire for the colonial era-themed event.

Casa Real is one of the many lifestyle establishments that DMCI Homes is introducing to Town Center at Acacia Estates to give some 5,000 households in the biggest township in Taguig additional convenience. Some of the Town Center commercial tenants include: Bite Central, offering food options; Agantea, a milk tea shop; Wingman, a sports resto-bar; Brera Delicatessen, a deli shop; and beauty and wellness shops such as Victor Ortega Salon, Skin Retreat and Solace Spa.

The resort-themed communities within Acacia Estates include Mahogany Place I-III, which has single-detached, duplex, or townhouse units. Cedar Crest across the Town Center consists of 10 mid-rise condominiums in neo-Asian and minimalist design. Beside it will rise Verawood Residences, a Polynesian-themed condo community with 7 mid-rise buildings. The Thai-influenced Royal Palm Residences has eight five floor buildings and two 18-storey buildings. Adjacent to Royal Palm Residences is Rosewood Pointe, which has two neo-Asian high-rises and eight medium-rise buildings. Cypress Towers has two 20-storey buildings and a 24-storey building each in unique pinwheel configuration.