Earlier this year, Kim Chiu gave the public a glimpse of her three-story house.
The actress had purchased a 600-square-meter lot in an exclusive village in Quezon City in 2009. Construction of the house began in 2010 and by April 2011, Kim and her siblings were able to move into their new home.
At 21 years old, Kim is the proud owner of a multi-million structure that boasts of a two-floor bedroom decorated in pink. Her bathroom has a Jacuzzi and sauna, as well as a salon with its own shampoo bowl sink.
The house has a swimming pool and mini-theater.
Does Kim have any advice to aspiring homeowners?
"Dream big! Hindi naman masamang mangarap...libre lang naman 'yon. Sabihin mo, 'Gusto ko ng malaking bahay!' Pero hindi mo lang dapat sabihin, dapat gawin mo rin. Try to achieve kung anong gusto mo.
"Hindi pwedeng sabihin mo lang na gusto ko ng malaking bahay tapos matutulog ka lang sa house mo," said Kim in a recent interview at the Summit studio.
What was the most difficult part of building her dream house?
"Umabot ako sa point na nawalan na ako ng pag-asa. Parang naisip ko, 'Hindi ko na kaya.' Pero papahirapan ka pala muna ni God bago mo makuha ang gusto mo. Sa lahat ng bagay, there's no easy thing. Dadaan ka muna sa butas ng karayom bago ka maging successful."
After building her dream house, Kim reveals another big item on her bucket list.
"Gusto ko sports car. Pero not at this moment, pwede after three or four years," she says with a smile.
This year, Kim is slated to co-star with Batangas Governor Vilma Santos in an upcoming horror film titled The Healing
"Sobra akong excited to work with her and to learn from her," says the young actress.
She admits the upcoming project is a new challenge for her.
"Feeling ko mahirap ang horror kasi hindi talaga ako gumagawa ng horror. Ang drama ginagawa ko siya for five years na. Mas madali para sa akin [ito], ang horror hindi. Takot pa ako sa multo!"