Designed by Martin Grounds of GKAI Architects, Peppers Seminyak is one of the most distinguished villa-only resorts in Seminyak, Bali. The villas themselves offer a blend of contemporary chic and practicality inspired by a traditional Balinese village to be not only attractive and luxurious but also functional and private.
From the outside, Peppers Seminyak has an aesthetically pleasing but unusual design. Balinese stone facing on the walls and pillars adds a traditional element, whilst the offset circular cut-outs add depth and texture and provide a modern feel.
The vertical washed natural wood above the drop-off point, like the stone facing, is a prominent design feature throughout the communal areas which transitions perfectly to the polished wood prevalent in the lobby restaurant and bar areas. All the materials for the buildings and interior are either sourced from Bali or within Indonesia, to help instill a sense of place unique to its location.
The landscape is built around a sweeping lagoon-style pool. On the far side, the steep natural-styled wall is draped in greenery, whilst in the seating area a blend of palm trees, yucca and frangipani trees grow through the deck. The design creates a private enclave for guests who wish to take advantage of the public pool area and the long bar that serves some of the best cocktails in Seminyak.