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An Indonesian Joglo House

July 9, 2009

One of the most beautiful and unique Indonesian style of house is called a Joglo. The Joglo was built primarily in the central area of the island of Java, but these houses have been built on almost every populated island of the 16,000+ island of the archipelago. Today, we find Joglo houses used as gazebos, meditation pavilions, etc., in some of the most beautiful hotels and villas in Jakarta, Bali, Singapore and other popular places throughout Asia.

I first found saw this Joglo (pictured below) in January 2006 in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and its condition was really poor. However, the man I bought it from took great care in restoring it and when I saw it again in September of 2006, I bought it. I was excited because the price was good and I had wanted to buy one for several years. All of the teak was hand-sanded and re-oiled, and the roof framing was completely re-done. The terracotta roof tiles are all hand made and original. I was told this building is approximately 100 years old. As of the publication date of this blog posting, it is standing in the Impact Imports warehouse, fully assembled. It is FOR SALE and you can contact me if you have any questions. You can see more of this Joglo and other types of Indonesian houses on our web site: ImpactImportsUSA.com

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