Saturday, May 31, 2014

Teves Mansion Open House

It's one of the two houses along Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete that has got my curiosity. The first one being the Teves-Sagarbarria House which is now open to the public as Sans Rival Bistro.


For many years, I've been wondering what's inside this three-storey Spanish-Mediterranean house beside Bethel. Must be its grand design veiled under a mysterious air--quiet, old and beautiful but left to the elements. If I'm not mistaken, I saw once an old man on wheelchair on its unkempt yard. 

I saved the date after I read in a poster that the said house would be open to the public. I went during the second day and this note posted on the main door greeted me:

The staff manning a booth near the main door said it might reopen in August to coincide with Silliman's Foundation Day. I hope that by the time it reopens it will be reincarnated as an art gallery-restobar or a boutique hotel.


At the moment, it is marketed as Ever Mall by the Boulevard replete with banderitas, intrusive music and booths with tacky products.

2 comments:

  1. THIS ISN'T A TEVES-SAGARBARRIA HOUSE FYI. THIS IS THE TEVES-MONTENEGRO MANSION AND THE SAGARBARRIAS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS HOUSE. Please conduct proper research next time. Change this information.

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    1. "The first one being the Teves-Sagarbarria House which is now open to the public as Sans Rival Bistro."

      Nothing in this blog post says the house is Teves-Sagarbarria.

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