The renovation of actress-comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto's ancestral home is almost finished.
On Wednesday, September 2, Rufa Mae gave her online followers a glimpse of her future space with her husband Trevor Magallanes and daughter Athena Alexandria.
"Ito yung bahay namin sa Pilipinas na uuwian namin kapag puwede ng umuwi," Rufa, who is currently in San Francisco, California, said in the caption.
Ito yung bahay namin sa Pilipinas na uuwian namin kapag pwede ng umuwi. Imagine habang pandemic , nag papagawa ako ng bahay , habang Andito ako sa malayong lugar, sa America, andyan yang lock down , ✋ stop 🛑 close ,open , ecq, mcq, gcq , etc.... pero sa awa ng Diyos , Pa tapos na ang bahay, naitawid ang Lahat . Kaka miss ... pero wait wait Lang... Todo na to! Go go goals 🏡 god will provide amen 🙏 ito din yung katas ng labor of love ❤️ Ito din ang isa sa dahilan Bakit miss na miss ko ang Pilipinas
"Imagine habang pandemic, nagpapagawa ako ng bahay, habang andito ako sa malayong lugar, sa America, andiyan 'yang lock down. Stop, close, open, ECQ, MCQ, GCQ, etc... pero sa awa ng Diyos, patapos na ang bahay. Naitawid ang lahat," she added.
It was last year when Rufa Mae, 41, first shared a glimpse of how her ancestral house will look like after the restoration.
My New Home ... amen 🙏 @charina_ch winner ! Dalawa bahay na inaayos ko, sa Pinas at sa America! Todo na to guysh! Diba? (Ako na ang busy ) 😂 Worth it ang aming Ldr ! Kasi Ito yung reason Bakit kami mag susumikap para sa anak naming si @alexandriamagallanes namin @trevvvsilog ! Oo struggle kami pero May queen 👸 Elsa room na si Athena soon. So happiness na din kami! Unti -unting makakamit mga Pangarap! Go go go! Todo na to
Rufa Mae had shared in an interview that the property, which is located in Cubao, Quezon City, was the first house her grandmother lived in.
It was eventually turned over to her aunt, but Rufa Mae was able to buy the house back in the late '90s, during the peak of her onscreen 'dumb blonde' persona Booba.
"I got the house in 2000, which was sold by my auntie. My grandma sold her first house to her niece na doktora," she told PEP.ph.
"So it was sold back to me, parang binalik lang ni God itong house sa akin," she continued. "I guess para sa amin talaga ito. Bound to happen kaya I will cherish this since daddy ko also lived here around 1969-1970."
In the interview, Rufa Mae also explained why it took this long to build a house of her own.
"I didn’t push sa house on my own because I felt alone. I told myself I will have my own house when I have my own family," she said.
Aside from the ancestral house, Rufa Mae also revealed that she and her husband have been planning to buy their own house in California.