Open Air Living Room

 

Delightfully Fresh and Cool

 

The villa is entered via an impressive open-air living room, complete with a soaring roof and an upper gallery on either side. Ocean breezes keep this welcoming living space delightfully fresh and cool. It is simply furnished with large and comfortable cream sofas, ottomans, and a pair of carved coffee tables from Timor, together with a primitive Timorese wooden statue. A floating Yogya stone staircase leads to the upper floor, and a colourful framed patchwork of painted wood brings a splash of colour to the wall.

 

This tropical room is open on two sides – on the seaward side is the garden, swimming pool and the ocean, while on the inland side is an ornamental pond presided over by a ‘floating’ 2.5-metre-high Buddha statue. Beyond the statue is an infinite vista of ricefields, unbroken by borders and fences, stretching as far as the eye can see. In another direction, a line of palm tress and jungle follows the path of a river.