From Kedewatan Ridge the view of the Ayung River valley is breathtaking: a contrast between carefully tended Balinese rice fields and the fast moving, wild river below, between open sky and steep slopes covered by tropical jungle. It is a magical and emotional experience, a feeling as if thousands of years of cultural and natural heritage were unfolding in a huge, panoramic spectacle. This view, one of the most spectacular in the island of Bali, perhaps in the world, is hypnotizing, continuously changing throughout the day, revealing new layers of light, space, color, texture.
Sitting atop this ridge is Umah Tampih, a unique modern villa designed by a world renowned architect, built with love and attention to detail, respectful of its very special site, of Balinese culture, land and traditions. Inspired by Balinese landscape and by origami (Umah Tampih means folding or origami house in Balinese), the beautifully angled roof lines and intriguing asymmetry of the indoor and outdoor spaces shift light and shadow in a continual dialogue with nature. Like a sculpture which enchants and delights as it reveals new perspectives, this extraordinary home offers the ultimate tropical living experience.
Located next to Kedewatan’s Pura Desa (village temple) it is in close proximity to the town of Ubud, cultural and spiritual heart of Bali. The immediate area is rich in offering daily music and dance performances, cyclical Balinese Hindu ceremonies, a rice fields below the property and huge panoramic of valley and mountains.
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