Keliki Resort Ubud Bali
 
Keliki Villa Ubud Bali
 
Keliki Resort Ubud Bali
 
Keliki Villa Ubud Bali
the vietnamese villa
the colonial villa
the java house
the master suite
 

the java house

A brief stroll from the Master Suite, the Java House is simpler, more delicately fanciful – a charming chocolate box of a house on stilts, sided with panelling in bold geometric patterns that was salvaged from a joglo, a nineteenth-century hand-carved house in Central Java. Gorgeous color runs riot here: the alternating cartouche and almond-shaped joglo panels are painted in harmonious shades of lime

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and forest green; the bed, a reproduction of a rare eighteenth-century Dutch colonial bedstead from a Javanese palace, is an intense China red; a fine antique screen carved with the bizarre, humorous characters of the Javanese shadow-puppet theatre is painted in traditional polychrome. Lanterns hanging overhead, based on the hanging lamps in a synagogue in Cochin, throw patches of restful blue and turquoise light across the polished teak floors and the exposed thatch and bamboo-beamed roof.

 

A half-walled breezeway leads to the spacious, open-plan bathroom, furnished with an antique marbletop vanity and cupboard; the rain shower is tiled in Made Wijaya’s signature mosaics. A wooden deck fronts the house, perched on stilts high above the gorge, with an unobstructed view of a thousand-year-old temple in the distance, so perfectly positioned that it could be a garden folly in the classical tradition; but in fact it is the only pre-existing structure visible at Villa Keliki, giving the prospect a sense of scale.