Vale Dolf, the designer of The Villa Sanur

Sadly, we found out a few days ago that the creator and original owner of The Villa Sanur, Dolf Versteegh, passed away. He was a long time resident of Sanur and before that Ubud. Our thoughts go out to his wife Carin and family.

He was a lovely man and we had many long chats about the villa, Sanur and Bali. Interestingly, he called the villa the Seven Eggs as there were originally seven domes. It was a reference to the story about the Egg of Columbus.

He wrote prolifically about Bali and many other things. You can read more at his Farelli site including a little history on the building of our villa. Here’s a glimpse:

“So in the weekends we began to search for land in Sanur, this is the only village in the South of Bali with white sand and still a Balinese atmosphere. After half a year we found it: 2200m2 of land, nearly 100 meters from the sea on a dead- end path in a quiet surrounding… Carin was exited, disappeared immediately and came — after hours — back with her trophies from the sea. While she was away, I was imagining what we could create here.”

2016-11-27T11:03:41+00:00June 5th, 2015|