Bali luxury property, the Villa Minangkabau is one of the most exceptional beachfront real estate of Indonesia. This Bali luxury property is first of all the result of the vision of a well-known Hollywood film director and his wife who wished to build an extraordinary traditional home beneath the sacred volcano Mount Agung in Candidasa, Bali. Thus the Villa Minangkabau will most appeal to people who seek the unusual, the extraordinary.
Minangkabau people, also known as Minang, is an ethnic group indigenous to the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra, Indonesia.
The name Minangkabau is a conjunction of two words, minang (“victorious”) and kabau (“buffalo”). According to the legend, the name derives from a territorial dispute between the Minangkabau and a neighbouring prince.
The roofline of traditional houses in West Sumatra are called Rumah Gadang, meaning “big house” in Minangkabau. They curve upward from the middle and end in points, in imitation of the water buffalo’s upward-curving horns.
The first mention of the name Minangkabau as Minanga Tamwan is in the late 7th century Kedukan Bukit inscription. It describes Sri Jayanasa’s sacred journey from Minanga Tamwan accompanied with 20.000 soldiers heading to Matajap and conquering several areas in the southern of Sumatra.
The villa dominated the Pantai Jasi coast and set amid a coconut plantation right at the water’s edge. It features on 6,265 sq. ft. six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The royal residences of the Minang people of Sumatra gave its model. Most noteworthy, recycled timber entirely composes the villa. Designer Linda Garland revived the traditional Sumatran Minangkabau architecture. Furthermore, the main pavilion’s exterior facade follows an aristocratic adobe, stepping up at the ends.
Especially relevant, reclaimed ironwood utility poles compose the big house. In addition 10-foot bamboo sofas designed by Linda outfits the open air living area. Linda also decorated the space with the Director’s collection of Bali Aga statues and Balinese masks. In addition, from the master bedroom pavilion, one can enjoy spectacular views of both a man-made lake and the ocean. The interiors as well as the exterior of the building’s walls are comprised of plaited black bamboo and thatch roofs from locally derived cogon grass. Finally, throughout the complex, buildings were pegged together without using a single nail.
Gunung Agung, Bali’s tallest mountain, forms also a magnificent backdrop. With a truly vast beach frontage, the entire property offers spectacular ocean views. You can see right across the Bali Strait to Mount Rinjani on Lombok on clear days.
In conclusion, the Villa Minangkabau is the ultimate, get-away-from-it-all residence for a buyer who is a beachcomber at heart.