Located just a 45 minutes ferry ride from Singapore is Villa Harimau, a Balinese-styled property that sits atop the panoramic plateau of Bukit Harimau in Batam. The six-bedroom villa was built in 2017 and fully renovated in 2022. With such close vicinity to the sunny city of Singapore, this property makes a great holiday getaway for those looking to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This gem of a property is for sale at S$4.95 million.
Villa Harimau was designed by the famed architect Popo Danes, who is known for melding culture and art in the most poetic way possible. The talented designer takes pride in his vision of blending a cosmopolitan theme with local flairs; these stylistic cues are evident in many architectural buildings he has conceptualised. For this particular property, Popo Danes paid careful attention to the intricacies of his designs and ensured that suitable structures were put in place so that the heritage of the building remained intact. In addition, careful considerations were made to ensure the area is habitable. Villa Harimau was retrofitted entirely in 2022 with custom-built Balinese furnishings, modern interior design and accessories.
With a vantage point looking over the sea, the owners can get an uninterrupted view across the Singapore Strait and catch a glimpse of the city’s skyline. What’s even better is the villa’s showpiece: a 30-metre infinity pool. Nothing beats an unparalleled sea vista while soaking in the pool after a long day. Stunning amenities fill the estate like a combination of indoor and outdoor rain showers and teak baths. The resort-styled home is fitted with state-of-the-art kitchenware for those looking to cook up a feast.
The vast dining room also leads to the living room connected to the poolside area and manicured lawns. If the owners fancy an alfresco dining experience, there are built-in grills at the wooden pavilion and an outdoor bar with a seating area. Children do not have to worry about sleeping alone as the room has four built-in bunk beds. There is also an adjoining standalone two-storey guest house and a separate three-bedroom staff house.
Popo Danes, the creative mind behind Villa Harimau shares, “I loved the site of Villa Harimau from the first moment I set my eyes on it and I wanted to maximise the way that we can enjoy the view through a special experience. So, the architecture was set in a classy tropical style to suit the local nature and environment.”
“Owning a second home is largely seen as a financial investment for many home buyers but Villa Harimau enables buyers to gain access to both exceptional idyllic surroundings and tangible financial investment. On top of breathtaking views, amazing alfresco settings, and award-winning architecture, Indonesia has experienced 1.7 per cent nominal price growth in Q2 2022 according to the latest edition of Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index,” adds Victoria Garrett, Head of Residential, Knight Frank Asia-Pacific.
For interested buyers, head over to Knight Frank’s website to learn more about the property.
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