Fall in Love With Bali at This Tropical, Modern Retreat

Sited on a small, serene island off the coast of Bali, Seascape Villa mixes tropical vibes with modern, Mediterranean-inspired design.

If you're looking for a unique way to explore the wonderful world of Bali, Seascape Villa might be the perfect place to start. Designed by Bali–based Italian architect—and founder of the design studio Word of Mouth—Valentina Audrito, this relaxing retreat is an oceanfront property on the island of Nusa Lembongan, just southeast of Bali's main island. 

Commissioned by a diverse group of friends who were looking to build a place that they could share for their own holiday getaways and rent out as well, the inspiration for the villa's design stems from the Mediterranean. 

Working within a tight footprint due to building restrictions, the two-story main building includes most of the bedrooms and communal spaces, with guest quarters placed in a separate structure.

A more unusual and distinctive look for the island, the result is a mix of crisp, white volumes and pebbled concrete juxtaposed against lush greenery, bamboo screens, and the bold, deep-sea blues of the Balinese beachfront. Scroll ahead to take a peek inside.

The open floor plan allows the space to feel bright and airy. The upstairs living room is one large net, "the biggest hammock on Nusa Lembongan." Here, guests can lounge while interacting with people in the kitchen or living room below.

The home opens to its surroundings for true indoor/outdoor living. The kitchen island also functions as a casual dining table. 

The villa features a strong sense of both Mediterranean and tropical vibes. 

Ceiling fans help cross-ventilation and allow the double-height communal space to stay cool. 

"Blue and white tones came up very often during our conversations, and the fact that the property was sitting right on the ocean made it feel like a good fit for their vision," adds Audrito.

Meals can be had al fresco in the indoor/outdoor patio. The concrete/pebble floors are used both inside and outside the home to tie both spaces together.

The bathrooms also maintain the indoor/outdoor connections. 

Each bedroom opens to a terrace.

The blue and white tones are even picked up in the bathroom. 

Another one of the bedrooms. 

A look at a bright and spacious bathroom with uniquely-shaped mirrors and a vibrant mural.

 The guest quarters are located in a separate structure with a cylindrical base.

The separate volume complements the design of the main house, yet with more of a tropical, modern feel.

The bathroom features a simple, organic design and integrates a sense of the outdoors with bamboo, which is used to provide an open, yet private feel. 

A look at the exterior landscaping.

The elongated feeling of the pool is balanced by the surrounding circular deck.

The pool connects the complex with its breathtaking beachfront setting. 

Seascape Villa is available to rent starting at $833/night. For more information about the property is here

Project Credits:
Architect of Record: Word of Mouth House, Valentina Audrito
Lead Architect/Designer: Valentina Audrito
Design Team: Abbie Labrum, Levina Sunaryo, and AAGB Sudarma Putra
Collaborating Architect: Robin Bimantoro
Contractor/Builder: CV Adi Jaya Utama
C&S Consultant: Triloka Studio Bali
Quantity Surveyor: Ratio Construction
Interior and Exterior Finishing: CV Adi Jaya Utama
Landscape Design: CV Mandala Karya Pratama
MEP Contractor: CV Pancar Electric
Audio/Video: CV Smart Technice
Tent/Rolling Blind: Canopy Art Bali
Nano Coating: Resolve Indonesia




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