The house was built in 1925 by the couple Serafin Lazatin y Ocampo, president of the San Fernando Electric Light & Power Company (SFELAPCO), and Encarnacion Singian y Torres. During the Second World War, it was appropriated by the Japanese Imperial Army to serve as a residence of its 14th Army Commander, General Masaharu Homma, in San Fernando, Pampanga. It has a Ghost-Story within this house.
This ancestral house, which exemplifies the architecture prevalent during the American colonial period was declared a Heritage House by the National Historical Institute on January 27, 2003 by virtue of Resolution No. 6, S. 2003. Presently, this ancestral house and majority of SFELAPCO is still owned by the surviving members of the Lazatin family.
Façade of the Serafin Lazatin y Ocampo heritage house