Bali, Spiced with Java



Rob Peetom’s House

Bali owes its strong character to its well preserved culture and unprecedented sceneries that range from pristine beaches to contoured paddy fields. Amid this heritage-rich island, one house in the Kerobokan area stands out as it exudes a different kind of Indonesian charm, a Javanese one in particular. We can’t get enough of our country’s diverse culture, and the ‘why’ is evident in this house.

STORY BY Barbara Hahijary PHOTO BY Bagus Tri Laksono

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Barbara Hahijary
Barbara earned her bachelor's degree in architecture from the Interior Architecture Program of the University of Indonesia in 2013. Historical or heritage buildings, as well as utilitarian design, fascinates her as it is the interaction between people and architecture that remains her favourite topic to explore. Besides architecture, her interests include design, handcrafts, literature and social issues.

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