At the heart of Mahatma House’s main pavilion is an enormous light-filled, open-plan living room furnished with an oversized daybed strewn with Chinese style silk cushions, and comfortable rattan chairs upon which to recline with a book or take an afternoon nap. This magnificent space overlooks the garden and pool and is connected to the kitchen by a rustic wooden bridge over a fishpond.
The kitchen, finished in super-stylish black terrazzo and equipped with fabulous matt black crockery, features Chinese cabinets and a wall display of traditional Javanese metal cracker jars. Adjacent to the kitchen, the open-sided dining room seats ten and overlooks the garden, pool and balé.
The entertainment area is located to the other side of the living pavilion and is furnished with comfortable sofas on which to lay back and watch the 42-inch flat-screen television, discreetly housed within a chic black oriental-style cabinet. Behind the entertainment area, and looking out towards the garden, pool and pavilions, is a low Japanese-style table with seating for six.
Mahatma House has a wonderful selection of private outdoor living areas as well as plentiful spaces for groups to gather and socialise. Laze under a parasol on one of the four oversized daybeds surrounding the pool; escape from the midday heat in the comfortable balé, wrapped in the garden’s lush greenery and shaded by trees; enjoy a cocktail or two at the villa’s piece de resistance, the poolside lounge. This fabulous area, which comfortably seats 12, has a unique circular fire bowl lantern that illuminates the garden spectacularly at night.