It is a beautiful 90 year old colonial bungalow nestled on top of a small hill surrounded by a big landscaped garden full of shady trees, sprawling lawns, exotic flowers and birds, yet only 7 minutes away from the bustling Galle Fort. The clay tiled high roof, thick walls and old style red polished cement floors give the single story bungalow a cooling and a relaxing atmosphere. In other words, the bungalow is a heaven for nature lovers who love to enjoy the warm tropical climate in a beautiful garden, enjoying the breeze, watching the playful monkeys and listening to the chirping of birds.
A large airy `L` shaped veranda safeguarded by a grill opens to the beautiful garden. Even though the veranda is fully ventilated and breezy, four ceiling fans provide extra breeze during the dry season. The comfortable cane chairs and the planter’s chair make the veranda an ideal place to relax and to read.
The TV lounge / library is a cozy little room that enjoys a beautiful view of the garden. The grand dining and the sitting area with fluted square columns, crown molding and square archways showcase the architectural splendor.
The bungalow has 4 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms all enjoying beautiful views of the garden. All bedrooms are equipped with Air Conditioning Machines. Two bedrooms are very spacious rooms featuring fluted square columns and square archways that separate the sleeping and sitting areas. Complementing the bungalow’s architectural style, the bedrooms are decorated with antique bedroom sets from the British colonial period – antique beds, writing tables with chairs, dressing tables with stools, coat hangers and wooden towel rail racks. The antique beds are topped with 10 inch thick latex mattresses. The en-suit bathrooms contain bathtubs, rain showers and hot water.
The bungalow includes a modern pantry, in which the cupboards are carved out of Kumbuk wood, a first class rare Sri Lankan endemic timber with a granite top.
The garden is structured in such a way that when anyone enters from the bungalow gates they feel that they are visiting an estate bungalow in the hill country. The bungalow is surrounded by a huge landscaped garden full of shady fruit bearing trees, exotic flowers and birds, making the bungalow a truly treasured paradise. Several concrete benches are kept under shady trees where you can enjoy the nature, read, meditate or just chill. A 90 year old staircase leads to the bottom part of the garden. The bottom garden houses a large number of mahogany trees that provides shelter for many birds.
There is adequate space to build a swimming pool and parking space for over 7 vehicles.