If you’re looking for a lavish entertainment villa with bells and whistles, this is it! Cocooned within the exclusive Laksmana Estate enclave moments from Seminyak beach, the three-bedroom Villa Ramadewa is the epitome of contemporary tropical living promising magic the moment you set eyes on the stunning glass cantilevered entrance door and snake past the ‘Play of the Tango’ wire sculpture in the hallway. Traditional Balinese design elements such as alang-alang (thatched) vaulted pavilions, ornately carved teakwood dining bale, ornamental ponds and water features co-exist with stunning museum-worthy artefacts, contemporary art installations, and an astonishing array of high-tech gadgets.
Where else would you find a temperature-controlled wine room, or dedicated music control room with centralized Bose sound system and iPad control? An iPod in every room and Apple TVs with hundreds of movies? Uber-chic Philippe Starck bathrooms? And a well equipped study complete with iMac and separate WiFi system?
Named after one of the key characters in the Hindu epic the Ramayana, Villa Ramadewa showcases the owner’s extraordinary collection of museum-quality treasures from around the Indonesian archipelago – among them metres-high stone carvings from Sumba, an amphibious wooden horse from Bali’s Karangasem regency, and a stone dog from Nias. Heritage artefacts adorn every surface – even alcoves in the WC and shower enclosures.
For a three-bedroom pad in Seminyak’s heart, Ramadewa offers a generous amount of space, with huge swimming pool surrounded by manicured lawns and a raised gym and oh-so-private sun-bathing deck. Turquoise-liveried butlers are at your beck and call, 24/7, and from their fiefdom of the state-of-the-art teak and black kitchen two chefs whip up meals that will keep you happily dining in-villa rather than taking the short stroll to La Lucciola, Sarong, Metis or Ku De Ta.