Lunuganga: Geoffrey Bawa’s Iconic Estate Awaits You
An escapade for those who appreciate beautiful landscape design and architectural history
Together with The Geoffrey Bawa Trust, Teardrop Hotels relaunch Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga estate as a nine-bedroom property. This beautiful holiday retreat is located on the Southwest Coast of Sri Lanka. Geoffrey Bawa (1919 – 2003) is globally known as the principle force of tropical modernism and the most influential Asian architect in his generation.
For many years Bawa has been successfully worked on many projects that are uniquely replaceable. Lunuganga was one of his first projects in 1947 which has become a dreamy escapade for visitors to enjoy. With his creative mind and intelligence, he transformed a derelict rubber estate into one of the most beautiful gardens of the 20th century. It was indeed an extravagant creation of Bawa by combining elements of Italian Renaissance gardens, English landscaping, Japanese garden art, and the water gardens of ancient Sri Lanka. Now, Lunuganga has become one of the most treasured properties in the country.
So far, everything looks phenomenal right? If you’re looking for an extraordinary kind of vacay with your favorite person or with a group of friends, this is the place to be. Imagine waking up and sleeping into a stunning landscape like this. It’s the kind of escapade that everyone needs from everyday busy schedules. Yes? Yes!
Don’t stop here! More unique corners, beautiful landscapes, and interesting facts about Lunuganga that will leave you in awe.
You’ll have the chance to stay in Geoffrey Baba’s original designed home
Oh, yes! This nine-bedroom property include’s Bawa’s original home unique designs. With that, the Bawa Trust and Teardrop Hotels have made sure to keep changes to the house to an absolute minimum as an ode to ‘tropical modernism.’ It is a perfect blend of antique and modern furniture with traditional and contemporary art, a trademark of Bawa’s eclectic signature style. The original design includes the former 1930’s plantation bungalow’s structure with six private guest suites. In a way, this is to give guests the best experience throughout their stay as Bawa intended them to.
That’s not all! Lunuganga also opens doors to a remarkable three-bedroom house of Bawa’s dear friend, Ena de Silva
In 1962, Bawa was commissioned by Ena de Silva (batik artist) and her husband, Osmund to build their home in Colombo. It became his project to combine radically modern design with traditional Sri Lankan elements. However, in 2009, Ena sold the house to The Bawa Trust. Then the property was moved brick by brick from Colombo to Lunuganga. The rebuilding took about six years to be done. Led by architect Amila de Mel and conservation specialist Nilan Cooray they succeeded to maintain the originality of the setting. From the frangipani tree in the front of the courtyard to the slabs of river stone, everything remains the same.
To stay in either the main house (Geoffrey Bawa) or the Ena de Silva villa, the price starts at USD265++ for two people sharing, inclusive of breakfast. Better yet, as to celebrate the relaunch of the estate, Teardrop Hotels is offering guests a 20% discount on all rooms booked before 31st November 2020. The best part is, this booking can be used anytime until 31st April 2020. So clear your schedule and do your booking before it is fully booked. For more information, check out Teardrop Hotels’ website now.