Surrounded by rice terraces and lush tropical gardens, Mahatma House, on Bali's south-west coast, boasts three pavilions symmetrically arranged around an emerald green swimming pool that forms the centerpiece of the villa. This sleek and lavish five-bedroom property is achingly stylish, an inspired mix of traditional and contemporary elements featuring polished black surfaces, meticulous symmetrical lines imbued with a stunning array of Zen inspired Chinese/Japanese antiquities.
Privately enclosed within a spacious walled garden peppered with palm trees, tropical plants, large flagstones, sculptures and carvings, Mahatma House is just a minutes' walk to the traditional Balinese village of Seseh, a traditional beach-side village which, for the most part, still retains the customs and culture of old Bali.
As a result of the carefully planned and laid out design, a study in perfect architectural symmetry, Mahatma House, built in 2009, is extremely spacious and airy with the open planned rooms flowing seamlessly from one to another.
All five of the generously spaced bedrooms at Mahatma House, featuring the property's signature sleek black décor, highly-polished black concrete floors, gold tints and exposed raw wooden surfaces, are furnished with king-size beds, and equipped with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
With its bold and dramatic blacker than black shiny sleek interiors, complemented by an array of Asian antiquities, Mahatma House is perhaps a little unconventional, but that's precisely why we love it.
- House entrance hall with an impressive stone worked waterfall sided by two ponds with golden fish, lead to the open air living & dining areas
- The ground floor open-sided living areas of the main house, the heart of the property, open to the coconut-palm-studded garden, furnished with rattan lazy chairs, circular ottomans
- Fish ponds with stepping stones link this area to the outer wings, one of which houses the formal dining room, complete with table for ten, and fully-equipped enormous kitchen
- Additional open TV room with flat screen TV /DVD player and black leather furnishings
- Casual dining veranda, furnished Japanese-style, with six floor-level chairs and a rustic low table
- 18 x 6 metre infinity-edge swimming pool with timber deck, sunloungers and poolside lounge seats 12
- Poolside lounge comfortably seats 12 with a unique circular fire bowl lantern
- Amazing black sand beach with sunrise and sunset view
UPSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM
- Two identical King-size beds master bedrooms – one facing east and the other west – appropriately named the Sunrise and Sunset suites.
- Sunrise looks out over a Hindu temple on the seafront whilst Sunset has wonderfully expansive views over the ocean
- Semi private deck with round daybed
- Air conditioned
- The corner room, below the Sunset suite has an ensuite with shower and access to its own private garden.
- Air conditioned
- King-size beds crafted in leather, huge mirrors and black lamps
SUNRISE AND SUNSET PAVILIONS
- Located at the far side of the garden, and separated by a decadent alfresco lounge area, are the mirror-image Sunrise and Sunset pavilions
- Romanesque sunken baths luxuriate within the bedrooms while the ensuite bathrooms are fitted with a shower
- King-size beds, huge mirrors and black lamps
- Covered terraces embellished with artefacts and statues from around Indonesia offer views over the pool and garden and feature sofas built into the stonework
- Air conditioned
Mahatma House is located in the charming and traditional seaside village of Seseh, just a few metres from a black volcanic-sand beach: take a stroll along the shore, watch the local fisherman reel in the catch of the day, or wander to the village temple on the foreshore to observe the colourful daily ceremonies.
A trip to the famous sea temple of Tanah Lot at sunset is an absolute must, as is the Nirwana Bali Golf Course, one of Asia’s best: both are just a ten-minute drive away from Mahatma House. Sophisticated Seminyak, with its dazzling array of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, and Bali’s fascinating cultural centre of Ubud, are also within easy reach.
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