Villa Rumah Fajar, Traditional Balinese living meets understated luxury

Nestled into a lush hillside blessed with spectacular views of Bali’s most sacred volcano Gunung Agung, Villa Rumah Fajar is as much a luxurious and exotic getaway as a monastic retreat immersed as it is in the island’s natural beauty and imbued with its deep-seated spirituality. Designed as a modern interpretation of a traditional Balinese longhouse by Bali-based Studio Jencquel, a boutique practice founded by Venezuela-born designer Maximilian Jencquel, the four-bedroom house is a paradigm of slow design, built with local materials and traditional techniques.