Lataliana One – Living areas
A grand Living Room is highlighted by a chandelier cascading from the vaulted roof, sparkling in the sunshine streaming through the skylight. Below, a baby grand piano, pool table, bar and vast sofa rest on vintage oriental-rugs. Walls of glass doors at both ends can slide back for tropical, fan-cooled living or stay closed for air-conditioned comfort. Opening onto a broad, covered terrace then the pool deck, this dramatic space is perfect for entertaining.
Next door is the air-conditioned Media Room, where another large sofa and twin chaise longues offer supreme comfort to watch the 51-inch flatscreen TV, complete with Bose surround-sound and Blu-ray disc player. There’s a library of over a thousand DVDs and a varied selection of books to peruse at your leisure.
The Dining Pavilion is dominated by a 4.5 metre, 20-seat table crafted from a single piece of Balinese natural wood. Opening onto the pool deck, and with a vaulted wooden roof soaring high above a terrazzo floor, the pavilion is cooled by natural breezes and ceiling fans, while soothed by the sound of water trickling from fountains in the surrounding ponds. Alongside, yet out-of-sight, is a professionally-equipped, commercial kitchen – the domain of LataLiana’s two chefs.
Presiding at the head of the pool is another alfresco seating area formed by the ornately-carved frame of a 100-year-old Balinese Joglo, raised on an ironwood deck. This heritage teakwood structure from Java, with its distinctive trapezium-shaped roof, serves as a star-lit dining area or romantic wedding space, while an awning can be attached to cover the entire deck for events.
Also poolside is the beautiful Balé, a traditional Indonesian grass-roofed pondok (rice shelter), providing a shaded alternative to the pool decks and submerged seating at both ends of the pool. Parasol-shaded sun loungers dot the ironwood decks, while swing seats and clusters of laid-back seating on shaded terraces create further spaces for relaxation.