Rumah Sawah, Buwit

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Introducing Rumah Sawah: A Modern Oasis Amidst Balinese Rice Fields

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Buwit’s picturesque rice paddies, Rumah Sawah stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary luxury. It takes inspiration from the quaint charm of traditional Balinese hen houses that dot the landscape. As a result, this boutique residence reimagines architectural heritage through a modern lens.

Side view of Rumah Sawah looking towards the rice paddies
Side elevation of Rumah Sawah
Exterior view of Rumah Sawah

The project comprises four houses. Each bearing identical allure and exquisite craftsmanship. Named after its surroundings, Rumah Sawah, or House in the Paddies, offers a serene retreat away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Parking space with paras stone cladding and concrete flooring
Arrival to the house's corridor
Entrance to the house through the dining room looking at the kitchen space

Step inside, and you’re greeted by a seamless fusion of Balinese tradition and modern sophistication. The spacious layout of each house encompasses two inviting bedrooms, thoughtfully adorned with ensuite bathrooms. Additionally, a generous kitchen, dining area, and living space provide residents to host gatherings and culinary delights. Finally, for those seeking a conducive work environment, a cozy home office provides the perfect setting to inspire creativity and productivity.

Exterior view of rumah sawah with pool and living room in frame
Swimming pool and pool deck at rumah sawah
Swimming pool with sunset view overlooking the rice paddies
Living room view of Rumah Sawah
Dining room at rumah sawah with rectangular table
Dining space

The architectural language of Rumah Sawah is further accentuated by its choice of materials. Burnt wood, crafted using the esteemed shou sugi ban technique from Japan, lends a striking facade to the exteriors. Therefore, providing a warm feel and strong character. In addition, local sandstone claddings and exposed concrete walls and floors will give the houses a sense of grounded elegance.

Kitchen Space
Peeking into the dining room from outside
Door to powder room
Powder room wash basin
Kitchen space with kitchen island at rumah sawah
Sunken living room from dining room
Living room with TV cabinet
Another living room view of rumah sawah
Home office at rumah sawah looking out the window
Home office

As daylight filters through the upper floor, adjustable shutters offer the freedom to bask in natural light or cocoon oneself in privacy. Within, the interior ambiance echoes the dark allure of the burnt wood, creating an atmosphere of understated luxury. To top it off, marble elements punctuate the space, introducing contrast, and opulence to the overall aesthetic.

Bedroom view
Arrival to bedroom
Bathroom 1
2nd bedroom
Bathroom of 1st bedroom with view to rice paddies

Rumah Sawah invites discerning travelers and residents alike to immerse themselves in an unparalleled experience of tranquility and refinement. Whether seeking a serene sanctuary amidst nature’s embrace or a canvas for creative inspiration, this boutique residence promises an unforgettable escape. At the end, we introduce a place where tradition meets contemporary indulgence.

Shutter detail of rumah sawah
Close up view of shutters
Exterior View from Bedroom 1