Research: Rare house combines Bali resort life with art gallery flair
This rare research house is part art gallery, part Balinese resort – and all fabulous.
The six-year-old owner “spent a fortune” rejuvenating the interior of the home and creating lush grounds with a pool, said Jellis Craig Eltham director Aaron Yeats.
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“The owner loves Bali – his intention was to move to Bali before the coronavirus outbreak – so the property has that very quiet, resort-style feel,” said Mr Yeats.
“He also loves street art and has built some nice pieces there.”
In addition to decorating the walls, part of the ceiling and the floor with works of art, the seller has given the house an artistic flair – visible in the designer lights and the red Smeg appliances in the butler’s pantry.
This is one of three kitchens in the house that compliments a granite main kitchen with Miele and Zug appliances including a teppanyaki grill and an outside kitchen on an outside deck that you would expect in a Bali villa.
The same goes for the master bathroom, where a Laufen bathtub overlooks an agave and bamboo garden.
The hotel-style master bedroom – one of four beds – also enjoys a view of the garden. It has large walk-in closets and a private bathroom with a “triple” rain shower and a smart toilet.
Mr Yeats said the seller brought mature plants in truckloads to create the grounds. “A lot of plants came in every few weeks,” said the agent.
“He installed the pool too and would have spent about half a million dollars on the landscaping.”
An automatic irrigation system and 60,000 liter water tanks make maintaining the gardens easy and sustainable.
The intelligent sound systems and the lighting of the house can also be controlled via an iPad or telephone, while a 26 kW solar system with Tesla batteries makes it even more attractive.
A self-contained garden studio with an outdoor bathtub could be glamorous accommodation for family and friends or the ultimate home office. A large shed, chicken coop, and vegetable patches are also located on the private 4426 m² block – every corner of which is used, according to Yeats.
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