The Baganding Villa
The three-storey Villa Baganding is set in tropical gardens with a private entrance, double garage and 12-metre pool. The ground floor consists of the master bedroom, living room, dining room and guest kitchen. There are two guest bedrooms and a media/reading room on the first floor. The third floor has a part-indoor rooftop terrace with lounge, bar and outdoor dining. Located within the gardens is the fourth bedroom, a traditional styled lumbung (rice barn).
The opulent indoor living spaces at Villa Baganding balance high-end interior design with comfort and functionality. The dining area is defined by a large wooden table with comfortable seating for eight. Overhead is a glass skylight that allows natural light to flow through during the day. In this largely open-plan space, which includes a full-service, well-equipped kitchen, rooms are partitioned with either archways or hardwood shelving displaying the owners’ unique collection of arts and crafts from around the region. Deeply cushioned sofas in both the ground level living room and rooftop bar offer the perfect place to relax or socialise. The reading room provides an optimal space to escape into the pages of a favourite book, while a gentle cross-breeze passes through the windows, carrying with it the soothing sound of the sea.
Villa Baganding is overflowing with chill-out spaces for outdoor living. Ground level verandas, first-storey balconies and the glorious rooftop terrace are furnished with a mixture of wood and rattan sofas, seats and tables, including a six-seater dining table and teak day beds on the garden-side veranda, perfect for afternoon tea.
The 12-metre swimming pool includes a shallow end for kids and becomes an illuminated garden centrepiece at night. It is bordered by a wooden deck topped with six sun loungers and a cushioned balé, ideal for massage treatments in a serene setting. The rooftop terrace is furnished with a dining table for eight. Just inside, under a soaring alang-alang roof, is a soft L-shaped sofa and a full service bar. With its spectacular views and brilliant sunsets, this is the quintessential spot to entertain guests.
All four of the generously sized ensuite bedrooms at Villa Baganding come equipped with comfortable mattresses, air-conditioning and ample storage space. A mixture of marble, native woods and natural stones were used in the construction of these tastefully designed rooms, which can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. Villa Baganding’s handsome ground-floor master suite is furnished with a king-size bed, comfortable armchair, and a 42-inch wall-mounted television. At the far side of the room sliding glass doors lead out onto a veranda overlooking the swimming pool. The hardwood floors are accented with oriental rugs that complement the room’s unique, handcrafted headboard and statuettes. A large walk-in dressing room leads into a well-lit, sizeable terrazzo bathroom equipped with built-in tub, his and hers sinks and enclosed shower with glass skylight. Situated immediately above the master suite, this sensuously lit bedroom boasts a vaulted ceiling adorned with a finely crafted chandelier, a king-size bed, comfortable armchair and a 42-inch television. The floor of richly hued merbau wood is topped with an oriental rug and sliding glass doors lead out onto a balcony overlooking the pool and garden. The walk-in dressing room leads into a bathroom that incorporates granite and natural stone with an open-air shower and ambient lighting.