Villa Pemutih is a contemporary Balinese, two-storey house with bow-shaped walls and a random rock façade crafted in local limestone in harmony with the many rockpools on the beach below. It is characterised by terraces and thunbergia-draped pergolas, balconies, lily ponds, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
The living room sits in the heart of the villa, presenting a big daybed at the front, which faces the wide open doors, and looks out over the ponds, swimming pool and garden to the million-dollar vista beyond. Fan-cooled and wired for sound, the room also incorporates a semi-circular corner bar kitted out with a fridge and high stools. Above this is a horseshoe-shaped gallery with a half-moon balcony at the front, blessed with the best views of the whole property, and a reading space with a cabinet of books and board games.
There are three bedrooms in the main building together with a home theatre ‘studio’ that can be used as an extra bedroom. Additionally, a one-bedroom bamboo house, with ensuite bathroom and raised terrace, is set back from the main house in the 5000-square-metre garden. Each bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed (one of which converts to single beds), and fitted with a ceiling fan and air-conditioning. All have balconies or terraces and sunny open-air bathrooms, entered by traditional Balinese doors and fitted with monsoon showers. Three of the bathrooms have bathtubs, and the bamboo house has a DVD player for viewing movies on a 21-inch TV.
Flaunting a spicy red theme, the studio/home theatre/extra bedroom is furnished with lazy chairs, a Persian rug and a king-size daybed fitted with a deep King Koil mattress. The room is equipped with a large flat-screen TV/DVD player, while next door is a bathroom fitted with a shower.
A separate pavilion houses a fully equipped kitchen and a Bali-style open-sided dining pavilion with a table for ten. In the front garden, an infinity-edge saltwater swimming pool incorporates a cold jacuzzi, and a thatched pool balé presents two comfortable daybeds adjacent to an elevated alfresco dining area, which is sheltered by a flat roof. A short stairway leads to a cliff side balé, while a flight of 120 steps leads down to the narrow sandy beach.