The Indonesian island of Bali has produced a style of architecture coveted by buyers—at least the ones in search of soothing vibes. Exotic and evocative of a lush, tropical lifestyle, Balinese architecture offers homeowners a captivating combo of style and livability.
Balinese-influenced structures are identified by their pitched, flared roofs with exposed trusses and rafters. The essential elements of Balinese architecture are intended to balance nature and the spirit world to create a sacred space grounded in natural materials.
Most of these homes also include a courtyard filled with sculptures, intended to protect the household by warding off bad spirits. Locally sourced woods like teak and even coconut are the preferred materials used to create everything from beamed ceilings to lanais.
Due to the island’s proximity to the equator, homes in Bali are designed with open-air spaces to take advantage of every breeze. Indoor and outdoor spaces meld together, creating an easy flow.
Today, Balinese style has moved beyond East Asia and washed onto American shores. We found eight Balinese-style homes on the market right now—the bulk of them, as you may have guessed, are in Hawaii. Let’s unwind and have a look.
Price: $2,599,000 Poetry in Haiku: This four-bedroom home on Maui was built in 1997 and its pitched, blue tile roof is quintessential Balinese style. Two blue-tiled breezeways connect the main house to two additional bedroom suites. Sliding glass doors on nearly every wall open the home to the surrounding 3 acres filled with lush greenery and ocean views. The home also includes a 60-foot lap pool, hot tub, and solar power.
Price: $238,000 Privacy in Pahoa: Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, this Bali-influenced main house was built in 2016 and sits on nearly 3.5 acres filled with fruit trees, including avocado, coconut, and mango. Located just a short walk from black sand beaches, the property includes a 1,748-square-foot main house and two guest cottages. Large, open living spaces are screened to capture trade winds and natural light.
Price: $5,595,000 A Venice dream: A central courtyard with a pool surrounded by a 2,000 square feet of wood decking is the star of this tranquil home built in 2018. The rest of the four-bedroom home is separated from the courtyard by floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which open to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living space. The main suite floats above the pool with access to wrap-around, upper-level decks. This Balinese dream also features marble slab baths, white oak floors, and a gated entry with security system.
Price: $3,950,000 Maui magic: This three-bedroom home was built in 2002 and features merbau wood flooring from Jakarta, hand-hewn timber beams, and teak doors, cabinets, and trim. This 6-acre property on Maui’s North Shore also offers glorious views of Uaoa Bay and the surrounding cliffs.
Price: $7,450,000 Bali, hi! This exquisite 4-acre estate on Maui is filled with gardens and fruit trees. You’ll get views of oceans and three other islands on one side and vistas of mountains and rolling hills on the other side. Built in 2008, the four-bedroom main villa has cornering pocket doors that open to the pool. The lower part of the property is a working cacao farm with a separate ohana home with its own pool.
Price: $13,900,000 Miami Beach magic: This Balinese-style mansion surrounded by palm trees in South Florida includes 100 feet of waterfront. Built in 1986, the six-bedroom home recently added a new outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining room, and large outdoor entertainment area. For aquatic adventures, the property comes with a personal watercraft lift and boat dock.
Miami Beach, FL
Price: $2,700,000 Luxe living in Lahaina: Balinese-inspired, custom details throughout this two-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot home include the carved teak and copper entry gate, bamboo matting lining the ceilings, Balinese teak and wood trim, and carved wooden doors. Built in 2004, it sits on over an acre. The lush acreage includes mature coconut palm trees, tropical flowers, fruit trees, a Zen garden space, saltwater pool, 40-foot stone water feature, and outdoor dining pavilion.
Price: $1,290,000 Ramashala retreat: Known as Ramashala, this Balinese retreat includes two studio spaces for yoga, meditation, or dance. In total, the seven-bedroom compound offers over 4,700 square feet of living space. Built in 2002, the main house features a hot tub, outdoor shower, and Tiki bar. Distinctive details include handcarved doors from Bali, wood floors, lava rock walls, stone paths, colorful tiles, and Balinese statues.
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Source: Housing Trends Feed