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Korovesi Villa by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

By Eric Meunier


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Australian studio Madeleine Blanchfield Architects designed the Korovesi villa near Savusavu, a town in the Fijian Province of Cakaudrove.

This stunnning holiday home can accomodate up to 10 guests and it can booked all year round, from $5,600 to $11,200 per week, depending on the season and number of guests.

Korovesi Villa by home’s owner, Gavin Vanderplank:

“Korovesi Villa is situated on eight manicured acres enjoying majestic panoramic views of Savusavu bay. It is located only 10 minutes from Savusavu airport and just down the road from the famous Cousteau Resort, and is the perfect location for a luxurious South Pacific experience. The estate was designed by an award winning Australian architect (ed: Madeleine Blanchfield) and no expense has been spared in ensuring guests are accommodated in style.

The villa is ideal for a large family, a group of friends, or even an intimate wedding or romantic honeymoon. The villa is comprised of seven separate buildings on two levels. The kitchen, living area, spacious master bedroom and infinity pool comprise the upper level while the lower level houses four ‘bures’.

There are two beautiful formal eating areas, one indoor and one outdoor, each with expansive views of the bay and the lush green mountains beyond. The open-concept kitchen is designed with a separate food preparation area, and there is the choice to have food cooked in a conventional oven, large wood-fired pizza oven, gas bbq, or Webber bbq.

It is very well equipped with two dishwashers, two fridges, as well as expansive cupboard and counter space. There is a traditional lovu pit (Fijian earthen oven) at the rear of the house which also has a spit bbq and a separate outdoor dining area set in lush surrounds. The lower level bures are organized in sets of two with each set comprising two rooms. Each set has has a queen bed in one room, and is connected to a second room with three king single bunk beds via a shared bathroom. The air-conditioned bedrooms enjoy stunning views of the bay and each boasts a private deck and hammock.

A separate massage ‘bure’ is located amidst the branches of an enormous rain tree. When this tree-top haven is not being used for a relaxing massage it can be set up for a unique dining experience. The boat shed is located at the water level and houses mountain bikes, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and golf clubs, all of which are all included for use during your stay.

For those who wish to transform their holiday into a luxury fishing charter experience, there are two fishing boats, fishing equipment and a guide (all available at additional cost). The four friendly full time staff will ensure you are well looked after during your stay. The staff live in a separate house located on the property, and are available to do cooking, housekeeping and provide general assistance to ensure you have a truly relaxing holiday experience. Babysitters and masseuse can also be arranged for a very reasonable rate.”

Photos courtesy of Vanderplank Family

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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