The approach, via an 80-metre driveway, offers no clue to the exceptional design of the villa or the awesome view. From a spacious private parking area, 82 stone steps lead down to the main entrance, via a wooden bridge over a narrow creek. Alternatively, the press of a button summons a rack-and-pinion funicular lift, which carries 4-5 people and is always available when the steps are too daunting. It is this secluded setting, way back from the road, which makes the house unique. With no traffic noise, the only sounds are those of nature and the rushing of the river; there is not a neighbour in sight!
Linked to the south bedroom, the breezy living pavilion is open on three sides, with direct access to the stone pool deck. This ample lounge presents a high roof supported by coconut wood pillars above a terracotta tiled floor. It is furnished with comfortable cushioned daybeds, lazy chairs, and an antique coffee table. It is also equipped with a quality music system with CD or MP3 capability, surround-sound speakers in the ceiling, reading lamps and a built-in wall desk with broadband Internet access. Cantilevered to one side of the pavilion is a sunny viewing balcony, with a broad wooden deck that juts out over the tumbling gardens.Go to top