This five-bedroom house in Canggu, Bali is a stunning find. At Villa Zelie, engraved timber doors swing open to reveal sprawling tropical gardens, a shimmering 20-metre swimming pool and inviting spots to socialise or sink into restful peace. Grand open-sided ‘Joglo’ living pavilions and individual air-conditioned bedroom suites are fashioned from teak and ironwood, with architecture inspired by Javanese palaces, and exquisitely furnished with French flair.
Antique furniture, tribal décor and original art from around the world give Villa Zelie a decidedly unique character. Not quite traditional. Not exactly colonial, either. Everything is perfectly put together to achieve a timeless elegance.
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