True Design & Build
Tucked away off the dusty, busy road of Jl. Raya Silakarang, the entrance a graveyard of statues and stone water features, and the rhythmic tapping of tools audible from under the modest tin-roofed structure. Chris and Pat were on a mission to find Bali’s best kept secret - local craftsmen Wayan Eka, whose exquisite, hand crafted stone carvings adorn five star hotel lobby’s and luxury resorts. It was during this latest trip that the rumblings of inspiration started bubbling to the surface for building Chris and Pat’s dream home.
Fast forward two years and the rhythmic tapping of tools commenced construction of the stone wall entrance that would welcome guests along floating steps above a serene fish pond, reminiscent of a Balinese spa.
A luxurious tropical resort was the thread woven throughout Chris and Pat’s fifth and final build. From the 400kg sandstone carving on the entry wall, the romantic freestanding ensuite bath, to the private decks off the guest bedrooms, you’d easily think you were in a five star resort. “We love simplicity and wanted it to be easy to look after while giving us the privacy and peace we need”, says Chris, who’s green fingers designed the lush outdoor environment complete with bubbling stream. And it was cocktails on the loungers by the Sofitel Hotel pool that seeded the idea for giant palms growing through the deck to cast natural shade during summer.
While the house looks effortlessly simple, the Master Builder judges were so impressed with the craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into the construction, that it was awarded Gold Reserve at the 2016 awards.
As an artist and bespoke audio craftsman, Chris had a vision for the balance of easy living and uncomplicated luxury. And it’s clear to see that not a single detail has been overlooked. The beautiful vaulted cathedral ceiling with soft gradient LED lights create a peaceful glow for unwinding at the end of the day. Or a roam around the house is made easier with lights automatically turning on as you enter a room.
It’s these personal touches that are expressions of both Chris and Pat’s lifestyle, resulting in a liveable, low maintenance home that is as bespoke as it’s owners.