the master suite
The principal residence at Keliki is a split-level stone citadel that follows the contours of the hillside, descending in easy stages from a thatched-roof pavilion, hung with hammered-copper lanterns, to the breezy master bedroom and bath, specifically designed for private massage or yoga instruction, and finally the broad, spacious pool terrace, which can host a cocktail party or barbecue for fifty people
(or an intimate moment for two). Beyond the wine cave, a solitary hot tub is perched on the clifftop, commanding a view of the forested gorge that raises the eye to the horizon and the sky.
Made Wijaya’s quirky yet supremely functional interiors elicit a sly smile as they lift the spirit, liberating a lively sense of freedom. The mosaicked floor of the pavilion is based on an intricate design borrowed from ikat, the classic hand-woven tapestry of the island of Sumba. The bedroom ceiling is a mix of intricately carved wooden beams and stone framework; even the rough-hewn sauna introduces an element of fantasy, enclosed by weathered, mossy stone walls. The detailing is exquisite throughout, the architecture always matched to the magnificent natural setting. Steps are made from smashed river boulders, with whimsical, hand-worked balustrades; the interior spaces are subtly positioned to take in views of forest landscape that recreate masterpieces of Balinese painting.