Umah Ubud Residence is a 3-bedroom private house hiding within the forest of Pejeng close to the town of Ubud, Bali. A never-ending rice paddy surrounds the site, giving it a very Balinese feel. At the same time, it overlooks a cliff with a wide variety of trees and all kinds of tropical plants. To reach the house, one needs to drive through a narrow road between 2 rice paddies. As a result, it gives a feeling of surprise and a beginning of a story as you drive towards the entrance.
Location: Pejeng / Bali
Function: Private Residence
Land Area: 3000sqm
Building Area: 450sqm
The morning sun will guide you to the main door of Umah Ubud as the building’s position faces the cliff and riverside in the West. Walking through the entrance, you are generously greeted by the open living and dining space. At the same time, the open living room will be overlooking a curved swimming pool into the cliff of the river. In addition, it connects with a large kitchen and an outdoor barbeque area for the owners’ pleasure. The tall ceilings, pitched roofs, and natural materials make a combination of a true tropical house.
In the design, we want to use a lot of natural materials. Wood, natural limestone, and traditional Balinese weaving are our materials of choice. We believe that the use of natural materials embraces the natural environment where Umah Ubud is located.
All 3 bedrooms have different locations on the site. By doing so, every bedroom will have its’ own experience. The Master Bedroom is by the living room overlooking the pool and cliff. As for the others, one is separated entirely from the house as a rentable house and the other is on the lower floor. As a result, every bedroom is unique.