Xian Lim gives fans a virtual tour of his multi-level home that was built in the early 1980s.
According to Xian, he bought the property ten years ago and has kept the original structure of the house preserved.
He says in his YouTube vlog on October 30, 2020, "Kung mapapansin niyo sa loob, mga lumang kahoy, hindi namin siya binakbak. Kumbaga, we kept it in place."
a mix of aesthetics
In consideration of Xian's mother Mary Anne and grandmother Leonie, who both live with him, the house is a mix of different design elements.
He remarks, "You're going to see my artworks. Si Lola, mahilig gumawa ng mga artworks niya. Marami kayo makikita na ganoon sa bahay.
"Kumbaga it's a mix of modern, mga '70s, '80s vibes because I do live with my mom and my lola."
For Xian, blending the old and new has been an easy choice as it hews closely to his aesthetic taste.
He points out, "I kind of like mixing the whole place up. Ayoko iyong parang modern lang tayo, eclectic lang, ganito-ganyan. Gusto ko na halo-halo mga bagay, e."
Xian hastens to say he wants his house guests to feel at home when they visit.
And following Xian's specifications, his interior designer Taylor Living has placed an L-shaped couch in the living room on the main floor for that purpose.
The actor relates, "Sabi ko, 'Ayoko mahihiya iyong mga tao umupo sa couch o ayoko maiilang sila.' Sometimes, it gives that vibe, e. Na parang, 'Ayoko umupo…'"
And there's the "attic," the designated spot in his house for relaxing with like-minded friends.
The Kapamilya star describes it as "a good place to chill" and talk about life.
He adds, "No one really drinks here. I'm an introvert and lahat ng mga kasamahan ko na introverts, e, ang mga topic namin tungkol sa buhay. Mga deep thoughts."
And "very personal" to him is the dining area, the family's go-to place to make up for lost time.
Xian reveals, "Growing up, growing here, growing up in the States, never ko na-experience na kumain na magkakasama. I think I was raised that way.
"Like, my mom would have her job, I have my job, and my lola would have her thing going. So parang, we never ate together as a family."
Xian's home has valued collections spread out in strategic areas: Xian's musical instruments and Lola Leonie's clown and animal figurines.
He has at least three pianos around his house, the most unique of which is placed on the lower floor. It's an antique piece nobody makes anymore.
Xian plays the piano as well as other instruments—the harmonica, cello, and guitar that are kept in various corners of the house.
He also owns a Djembe drum, an instrument native to West Africa, although he does not play it.
As for Lola Leonie, she has accumulated through the years a vast collection of figurines.
These figurines were once either scattered in their house or kept inside their boxes.
Now, Xian has made sure to put them all in display as a gift to his lola.
Her 87-year-old grandma, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and had had a mastectomy early in the year, was happy to see her wish come true,
Xian, meanwhile, has gotten into the habit of leaving the light on for his lola to see her collection clearly every day.
Kian has complete gym equipment at home—weights, punching bags, cardio and resistance machines.
The outdoor gym takes up a whole side of the pool area.