We purchased Villa Sunrise in May of 2004 after having seen it advertised on the internet while googling 'houses to buy in Bali".
It was built by a Swiss Trained Architect who is married to a Balinese and has lived on the island for about 15 years. It was designed to replicate a Black Forest chalet and is built of old growth teak wood, concrete and terrazo.
As a realtor I'm aware that things aren't always as they appear, so I made the journey to Bali to see it for myself...and fortunately...it was everything I had hoped it would be. Over the years, we've made some improvments and hope to be able to continue to make some more.
We visit our Villa whenever we can with our friends and family, and rent it out to the fortunate few when we're not there.
We think of it as 'our little piece of heaven' and hope others will too.