Before Solenn Heussaff officially became Mrs. Nico Bolzico last May 21, 2016, she used to live with her family in their Makati home.
Although they have been living there for almost 31 years—same as her current age—the Heussaffs bought it only in 2009.
The Kapuso star recalled, "The owner was Chinese.
"He told my dad, 'You're the one who's going to buy my house.'
"And my dad said, 'I don't have the money,' like that."
The owner, a fan of feng shui, told the Heussaff patriarch, "You're the right family to give it to."
Although Solenn's French father did not have enough money for the property at the time, he decided to take the risk.
Now, the land value in the area has increased a hundred times.
Solenn jested, "I said, 'Dad, you should've bought the whole street!'"
Here's a tour at their spacious home, which sits on a 2,000-square-meter lot.
The actress' mother, Cynthia Adea, told YES!, "The house originally looked like a trailer.
"It's really long, rectangular.
"When we got it, I had to enlarge it a little bit."
Of the overall look of their house, Solenn explained that it's "a mix and match of everything."
It was Solenn's mom, who has inclinations for interior designing, who personally chose the furnishings inside the house.
Agreeing, Mommy Cynthia added that the place is "very Asian, Asian na hindi naman bright, subdued naman siya."
Images of Buddha and Buddhist monks won't go unnoticed because they're all over the house.
The statues are the collection of Solenn and Erwan's dad, father Louis Paul, who has been collecting them through the years.
His wife put it this way, "Every time it's his birthday or Christmas, 'Give me Buddha.'"
The YES! team took these photos in 2010, and counted a total of 27 statues in the Heussaff household.
The dining area, along with the kitchen, is Erwan's haven.
Erwan, the cook in the family, is the youngest of the three siblings.
The den is where they usually hang out.
The 31-year-old actress explained, "Since we were kids, we are not allowed to have our own television, because [TV watching is] the only time we actually spend time with the family.
"If we had one in our rooms, we'd probably be locked up."
Their informal living area features some of the paintings bought by her dad.
Other artwork are by the actress herself. See the rightmost painting.
This area adjacent to the upstairs living room doubles as home office and library.
The open door leads to Erwan's private space.
This was Solenn's room since she was three years old.
YES! magazine wrote, "the artist likes having an orderly and minimalist room, hence, the lack of big furniture, aside from the queen-size bed."
To make her room appear bigger, she opted to install mirrors on her cabinet doors.
When it comes to arranging her clothes, Solenn is admittedly obsessive-compulsive.
"I'm very OC like that.
"They [maids] put it on my bed, and then I arrange it by color, sometimes, by style.
"At least, when I'm looking for something, I know where it is."
Located beside the pool, the cabana is especially good for guests.
The cabana comes complete with living area, small kitchen, and bar.
The spot also doubles as the kids' recreational room.
Read the original article in the YES! magazine February 2011 issue.
Original article written by Candice Lim-Venturanza.