They collected used hardwood pieces like narra, kamagong (ebony) and molave from old houses, and recycled them as flooring, beams, columns, etc. They also made use of capiz shells for the windows.
The house's entrance has a bridge connecting the garage area to the main door. Take a look closer and you'll find that there is a small moat under the bridge. This serves as extra drainage system from the excess water from too much rain that the Philippines usually get... and from the water feature on the side wall on the right.
The entrance to the house is surrounded by a couple of trees. My mom put up outdoor lanterns on the trees that resemble lit fruits. There is a wishing well on the left, which is where the excess water passing through the moat goes to.
Here's the wishing well up close. It comes with a pail. It has a screen to prevent accidents from happening, although it's not very deep.
The door has inlays of ebony wood, and capiz transoms.
Yes, there is a waterfall on the side stone wall. It has pockets of plants and a seating area too.
My feeble attempt at using a slow shutter speed:
I really love the effect of using a slow shutter speed...
More stuff from this one farmhouse soon.