The Last House, so named because it is the last house to be designed by famed local architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Regarded as one of the most influential Asian architects of the 20th century. His work is characterized by sensitivity to site and context and in this, his last house, it rings very true. Blending inside and outside he has “reduced buildings to a series of scenographically conceived spaces separated by courtyards and gardens.”.
Very privately located at the end of a track opening directly onto a large soft sandy beach the house is perfect for family escapes. There are 2 bedrooms in the main house and 3 further bedrooms in the annex and can be rented as a whole (all 5 bedrooms) or by just the main house (2 bedrooms). The bedrooms are the master suite and a twin room and both open out onto the south facing balcony that looks over the garden and beach towards the South Pole.
The other 3 bedrooms are doubles and are housed separately in a building the other side of the pool - one of these rooms overlooks a lagoon at the rear of the property.
The pool is suitably located in the inner garden courtyard allowing it to enjoy the cool afternoon shade so to retain its purpose. The house comes with a full complement of staff and a superb cook. A beach villa obviously needs a beach, and in this regard The Last House enjoys one of the best and there is walking access to smaller bays.
The house, sits just along the coast from the up-and-coming town of Tangalle, and overlooks an often-deserted bay. It has views that stretch through coconut trees to the horizon, and airy interiors which fill the rooms with light. Simple, uncluttered style runs throughout, and a signature Bawa veranda encircles the property, giving shade to the scattered planter chairs which face out to sea. Just beyond the garden gate, the Indian Ocean laps gently on the palm-fringed sands of Mahawella beach.
The décor is a striking mix of whitewashed walls, smooth cement floors, original doors and shutters, plump sofas, and colourful cushions. Head outside to the 10m pool in the central courtyard, explore the lush gardens and golden beach, and end your day dining alfresco on 3 courses of delicious local food. If you were shipwrecked here, you'd be in no hurry to leave.
If you are looking for the ultimate beach holiday experience, then The Last House in Tangalle offers you just that. A stylish Villa located by the end of the unspoilt beaches of the south, you can either book the entire house or a single room depending on your requirement while your privacy is guaranteed at all times.
|No. Bedrooms||No. Sleeps||Min. Nightly Rate||Max. Nightly Rate||6||12||155 USD||1,550 USD|
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