Villa Dreams

Travel in­sid­ers share their picks on the best de­signed vil­las all over the world

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Villa Vedas Bali, Indonesia

“Be­tween the jaw-drop­ping de­sign, the beach­front lo­ca­tion, and the sheer deca­dence of its mar­ble and teak fit­tings, this place has the X-fac­tor. The work of Aus­tralian ar­chi­tect Stu­art Be­van, ev­ery item in the villa has been pur­pose­fully de­signed—the in­te­ri­ors are cus­tom-made and hand-carved, and it has a gor­geous sus­pended stair­case that con­nects the main area to the rest of the rooms. Ev­ery inch of the stun­ning views are un­ob­structed, thanks to the glass doors that open com­pletely. Climb the stair­case up to the sec­ond floor and you’ll dis­cover that in ad­di­tion to the two enor­mous ground-floor pools, there is also a sky pool in­side the villa—per­fect for latenight swims.” Stephanie Chai, Founder, Luxe No­mad; luxeno­

Villa Epure Provence, France

“This stylish mod­ern town­house is within walk­ing dis­tance from the beau­ti­ful town of Vence, one of my favourite French towns, which boasts quaint cafes and gal­leries per­fect for soak­ing up Provençal life. The floor-to-ceil­ing glass doors cov­er­ing one side of the villa are a great ad­di­tion, pre­sent­ing the most amaz­ing views of the town, while leav­ing the in­side of the villa lovely and bright. Per­sonal touches from the owner and her col­lec­tion of art­works dot­ted through­out the prop­erty make it a real home away from home; with the added lux­u­ries of the swim­ming pool and of course, a Scott Dunn pri­vate chef, host and nanny if re­quired.” Chang Theng Hwee, CEO, Scott Dunn Asia;

Els Comel­lars Mal­lorca, Spain

“This pink clay villa was de­signed by John Paw­son and Clau­dio Sil­vestrin, ar­chi­tects with a min­i­mal­ist aesthetic who went on to cre­ate the De­sign Mu­seum in Lon­don, as well as work for Calvin Klein and Gior­gio Ar­mani. The villa of­fers a starkly beau­ti­ful take on Mediter­ranean lux­ury—its high walls and geo­met­ric lines make it look al­most fortress-like from the out­side. Indoors, it’s bright and airy, with pared-back rooms graced with white walls and linens, plus plants and state­ment chairs to add char­ac­ter. Gather around a stone-slab ta­ble in the kitchen, dine al fresco un­der the trees or at a spot over­look­ing the in­fin­ity pool that stretches like a catwalk into the al­mond groves.” Ta­mara Lo­han, Founder and chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer, Mr & Mrs Smith; mrandmrs­

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