VCDC expands Vie property concept in picturesque Bali, Indonesia

Published April 19, 2022, 10:55 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Uluwatu Villa

It is just like living in paradise, every day. Vie at Bali, the private residences built into the cliffside in the resort town of Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia fulfills every homeowner’s wish: to wake up every day amidst breathtaking views of the horizon, the ocean, and long stretches of beach. A choice of cliffside and non cliffside location are also offered to suit one’s preferred surroundings.

Developed and owned by VCDC (Victor Consunji Development Corp.), villas in the cliffside are aptly called “Alya” which is Bahasa Indonesia word for sky. Potential property owners of Alya will get an unabated view of the ocean and spectacular horizon and beach. Non-cliffside villas or “Aminah” are not to be shortchanged for it offers its dwellers an amazing garden with its own obstructed ocean view made possible by the 2.9 meters elevation in its area. Aminah holds its own special meaning in the Bahasa Indonesia language, which means trust and protection.

Vie at Bali comprises five luxurious villas built into a cliffside at an exclusive, spectacular location in Uluwatu Pecatu, on the southwestern tip of the Bukit Peninsula in the famed island of Bali in Indonesia. The ultra-premium villas are surrounded by old-growth trees, preserved amidst carefully landscaped tropical plants and outdoor accents that capture the charms and spirit of this island. The villas are enclosed within stone and brick walls, with thoughtfully placed massive glass windows. The entrance to the villas are quiet paths and aisle ways that are punctuated with water features; huge balconies offer breathtaking views of the horizon.

True to the vision of VCDC founder Victor Consunji, Vie at Bali is designed to bring to reality the dream of luxury living and constant excitement by bringing harmony between the individual and the piece of paradise he inhabits, interconnecting all the spaces yet still retaining the privacy and solitude one craves. The exteriors are made of accoya wood, while adobe stone cladding, board formed concrete, and glass and aluminum doors and windows come together to give the villas the best in modern material technology.

The thoughtful design of the five villas of Vie at Bali afford privacy, giving residents their own exclusive nook in paradise.


Cliffside view of the Vie villas.

Three cliffside villas, ranging from 1,642 to 1,907 square meters of luxurious space, offer three levels of comfort and enjoyment. The first level is The Cascade, which serves to heighten the anticipation where one descends a walkway through multiple layers of cascading falls and floating trees. Then it reveals the upper ground level, which is where one will find the more private areas of the villas, such as the bedrooms and the family lounge. Here, the roof garden, the master bedroom, and three smaller bedrooms are each oriented to have a view of The Cascade, and open up to a view of the sea and the horizon.

The main bedroom has its own balcony and an intimate, crescent-shaped lounge, where a bowl-shaped bathtub sits with an unobstructed view of the sea. Each bedroom, however, is not without its own luxuries such as walk-in closets and expansive bathrooms. On this level, the lounge area is the more private space of the upper ground floor. The semi-open lanai’s sculpted wood accents unite the architecture, furniture, and landscape into a singular dynamic structure.

Venture one floor down and one will find the lower ground, the amenity and entertainment area. This level is accessed through a feature staircase, which creates a dramatic procession from the foyer to the view of the beach and amenities. The living room, dining area, and kitchen merge into one open, relaxing, vast space—a welcoming space for communal activity and entertainment.

This level is also where the practical spaces, which no luxury property can do without, are found: a service kitchen, staff quarters, utilities room, and a fifth bedroom. Space for a home office is provided, while still offering a view of The Cascade. This is where the sights and sounds of water and the landscape are amplified to enhance focus, inspiration, and creativity. The highlight of the spaces is the view of the cliff’s edge, equally as breathtaking as the cascade landscape of the villa.

Further down in the basement level is The Cave, so named because it has been carved from rock. This is a hidden feature of the villa, accessed only either through a spiral staircase floating from the garden, or from the cliffside swimming pool stair descent. The cave is where one will find the gym, with its own rock-climbing wall and lanai, the game room, and the sixth bedroom. It is the ultimate space for focus and revitalization.

A spiral staircase connects all floor levels of the cliffside villas, giving continuous access from the basement to the second floor. The intimate corridor is a deliberately compressed space that focuses one’s mind toward the vast open views. The villa comes with four carports.


Artist’s perspective of Non-cliff side Villa of Vie at Uluwatu.

For those craving privacy in paradise, there are two hidden, non-cliffside villas, each offering more than 1,500 square meters of space. The villas are built side-by-side, and are tucked behind the cliffside villas, cleverly hidden to provide secluded bliss.

These villas are deceptively modest, yet offer generous open spaces that are strategically distributed within the property to create a wonderful sequence of experiences as one travels from one space to the next. The organically perforated canopies and crescent ramps, which create a strong architectural signature for the development, are symmetrically configured to emphasize the holistic planning of the development.

The villas are shaped considering the lot configuration. Open spaces are located on the side of the villas with irregular perimeters. The villas have three carports, each, and five-meter roads give generous space for moving about.

The upper floor is accessed through a dramatic crescent-shaped wooden bridge, and seamlessly connects from the entry to the second floor. The sweeping curve of the wooden bridge gently hovers over the garden and is its own unique landscape feature, giving fantasy and dynamism to the open spaces. Featuring a panoramic view of the horizon and access to the infinity edge pool, the floor serves as the main entertainment, dining, and lounge area.

The master bedroom has its own private garden, pool deck, and direct access to the pool with a view of the horizon. The cantilevered gazebo is an intimate lounging area. It offers the best view of the horizon as it extends out from the pool. The same view can be seen from the open lanai that is adjacent to the living room, which also connects to the swimming pool deck. The dining area and show kitchen have a central view of the saltwater pool, the crescent ramp, and the main garden. The deck has the tessellated roof, letting fragments of light shine through as the sea and sky fill the background.

Hidden from view and carved into the earth is the villa’s lower floor. Here, one can find maximum privacy and seclusion, but also space for exclusive bonding time as it also houses the family areas. Here one will find the active amenities like the family lounge, four bedrooms with walk-in closets and bathrooms, a gym and game room, a sauna, an office room, staff quarters, a foyer, and a saltwater pool in the center with a deck. The bedrooms have direct access to the saltwater pool, and the foyer has a view of the saltwater pool, which virtually connects the ocean and the villa. The southern ocean completes the experience of living fully with the beach as the breeze gently flows through the family lounge.

Vie at Bali is just one of the luxury offshore villa developments of VCDC. Incredible retreat homes and villas will soon be on offer in exclusive and breathtaking parts of the country, including Umalas, Kuwum, and Prerenan.

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