When you imagine a trip to Bali, you may think first of lying on white sand beaches in the shade of tall palms. But a bit away from the water is where the magic can really happen. The jungles of Bali are rich with greenery and wildlife — and if you’re lucky enough, you may even find yourself at one of the island’s most luxurious estates, nestled right into that jungle. The home featured here is just such a retreat. Featuring a sparkling clear infinity pool, an outdoor bath, and plenty of indoor space for the long and luxurious evening of a vacation, this home is a true treasure, as you’ll see in the photos from photographer Daniel Koh.
Upon first view, there is a very clear reason that this house is known as “The Chameleon.”
Greenery from the surrounding jungle creeps right up to the infinity pool and dangles tantalizingly over the edge of the roof.
You can also see how the house’s five bedrooms open up directly onto jungle views.
Decks on each level overlook the pool and the unmatched jungles vistas below.
Inside, attention to the surrounding environment is apparent in the interior choices.
Natural wood is found on so many surfaces, bringing the warmth and comfort of nature indoors for the evening.
Steps leading outside seem to nearly melt into the landscape, making this home feel even more special.
But the inclusion of natural materials does not mean the exclusion of beautiful decor, including this rustic coffee table and low slung chair.
Well-positioned mirrors reflect the jungle greenery directly into the main living space.
Everywhere you turn is a new opportunity to see a different angle on the spectacular views.
The importance of the outdoor space is further emphasized by the small nooks and crannies that are part of the architecture, like this cozy garden.
From certain angles, the home becomes a part of the mountain, both a retreat from civilization and a safe place.
The home is just a short drive from the resort village of Canngu, but leaving this house may be more difficult than hopping in the car.
Why get in a car when you could just as easily soak in the tub?
Contemporary furniture choices, like this interesting floor lamp, contrast with more rustic pieces like the day bed over which it hangs.
But it is difficult to argue with a bedroom like this, surrounded with warm wood and waking to the sounds and smells of nature.
Indeed, a relaxing bath in this tub would be a particularly unique way to commune with the surrounding wildlife.
A stunning stone sink and light fixture look as though they would be just as comfortable in a museum as in this villa.
A few steps outdoors and you could easily lose yourself (but not get lost) in green.
An evening bonfire is a perfect way to commune with friends and family that have spent the day in separate pools, tubs, and oceans.
And a quick snack at the kitchen counter could end the perfect day.
Artistic additions like this patterned wall just serve to make the natural beauty that much more stunning.
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