Villa Sabta Bayuh – Private Estate
Villa Sabta Bayuh
It’s hard for me not to become blasé about the incredible villas that I see daily. I am fortunate to see so many that it takes a lot for a place to take my breath away these days.
But it doesn’t surprise me that the villa that does indeed take my breath away was designed by the well-known architects at Sukyf studio. I have shot some of their other houses such as the Mandala House, The Starling Villa and Villa Nonnavana. But this is the first time they have directly asked me to shoot one of their properties. Of course, how could I say no!
All of their houses have this studio’s signature look. Sharp edges, black and large frame glass doors, double height, nothing short of spectacular! Very architectonic, open, with large spaces, and always playing with dimensions and heights.
Villa Sabta Bayuh is undoubtedly one of their most beautiful villas. Hidden deep in a local village and off a small gang, you simply cannot believe what is waiting for you at the end of the driveway.
Built on a massive 1,125 m2, this seven-bedroom home has 2 pools. The main one, a 30x 5m infinity pool looks over the jungle below and also a long channel of 2.5 x 35m that crosses over it! Amazing pool design! The views from this home are breathtaking. Complete privacy and only views of the jungle
The scale of the house is insane. The huge large garden is perfect to hold events, retreats or even weddings. It’s a luxury tropical paradise. The kitchen area is well set up for large groups. With two large fridges and 2 stunning square breakfast tables (seriously these tables are to die for!), each one accommodates 8 people. As well, there is a semi-covered living room area that overlooks a terrace where you can sit on a chair to enjoy the view or if you feel more active, set up the ping pong table and play!
In the central area of the ground floor are the living, dining and entertaining areas. An enormous space that overlooks the garden and pool, complete with its own pool table plus a tv/entertainment room.
Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms. All have en-suites. Two of them also have their own private terraces which offer complete privacy. All of the bedrooms face the stunning views in front and below, giving you the feeling of living in your own private jungle.
This house, like many of the Sukyf houses, has incredible artworks all around. Some from the private collection of Mersuka Dopazo and some by Mersuka Dopazo herself.
What I love about this home, aside from the inspired architecture and mesmerising views, is its incredible versatility. Not all houses can be perfect for children and also ideal for events, as well as retreats or for single people. But this house has got so much to offer that can be adapted to any and every circumstance. It could be an astonishing family home. Or an amazing wedding venue, or a luxury entertainment pad.
The very private and striking location, mixed with modern architecture and an art-filled home, results in a one of a kind luxury villa, with beautiful large open spaces, perfect for entertaining and enjoying family time.
Architecture and Interior: Sukyf Architects
Photography and words: Sheila Man
Styling: The Interiors Tailor