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This expansive villa in Bali draws inspiration from traditional vernacular houses of Javanese people

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When the logs finally arrived in Bali, he engaged the help of an American carpenter to learn how to use the reclaimed wood to build a home. To successfully execute the project, Jencquel teamed up with a group of experienced Balinese woodworkers, whose skills he still relies on today.

“They are Balinese carpenters who have also acquired the knowledge from an American carpenter so they have a vast vocabulary in joinery making and tools. I had to learn from them how things are being made so there was an exchange happening,” observed Jencquel.

Rumah Hujan comprises four unique standalone buildings, including a single pool villa that overlooks a valley as well as two adjoining cabins and a uniquely shaped pavilion. The main villa features a spacious living room, dining room and a kitchen plus three bedrooms.

“The pillars that you see, the part of the roof structures, the hips and the single 8m-long elements which is quite unusual are ironwood, a very precious [type of] wood,’ said Jencquel.

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