Many 19th century houses are well preserved in the city of Silay. The mansion of the son of the first Negrense sugar baron, Yves Leopold Gaston, Balay Negrense is one of them. Built in early 1900’s, the two storey 12, bedroom house features a huge front lawn, a huge receiving area and a beautiful staircase to the second floor. The second floor also has a receiving area with 3 bedrooms at each side of the house. The house of stone and wood fuses Spanish and American colonial architecture and features a double staircase. French windows and large living areas. The museum is a showcase of the province’s history based on the eyes of the hacienderos like Don Victor.
Balay Nengrense is located at Cinco de Noviembre Street and is open from Tuesday to Sunday , 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Tel. No. (034) 4954916.