This Minimalist Rustic Mancave is The Perfect Staycation Spot!
December 12, 2017
A rental located in the heart of Makati, this minimalist rustic mancave is the perfect staycation spot for any busy bachelor. The property is owned by an Australian couple who flips condos for a living. Condo Flipping is the term used when a unit is designed and styled in order to be rented out or sold.
This mancave is listed online with AirBnB. It is designed by architects Patrick Espiritu and Spencer Sy, the heads of PXP Design Workshop Co. The clients trusted PXP Design with the overall design of the unit.
With no particular client in mind as the mancave is meant to be up for rental, the architects wanted to give the space a masculine personality to lure in young bachelor renters. The Design Workshop share that while most condo rentals stick to a plain and contemporary style, they wanted to make this one stand out from the other rentals out there.
A dark color scheme composed of blacks and grays anchor the space. To balance it out, warm wood is seen throughout the space, from the herringbone headboard pattern to the floors. Playing with the main elements of wood, metal, and a monochrome palette, PXP Design played with different textures to avoid making the space dull by mixing different shades.
Since the mancave is a rental, the architects made it simpler for the housekeeper to clean up by providing open shelves and organizing baskets. “The lesser the closed storage, the easier for the housekeeper to clean. Open shelves means the cleaner can check is the renter has left anything in the unit faster and vise versa with the renter,” Patrick shares.