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Teardrop Hotels Relaunches Geoffrey Bawa’s Iconic Country Estate – Lunuganga

An important part of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage, Lunuganga re-opens as a nine-bedroom property.

Teardrop Hotels announced its partnership with The Geoffrey Bawa Trust to revitalise and relaunch Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga estate on the Southwest Coast of Sri Lanka. The nine-bedroom property includes Bawa’s original home with its unique charm and quirkiness, in addition to a three-bed house he designed and built in Colombo, which has been painstakingly reconstructed brick by brick on the grounds of the estate.

Lunuganga forms an important part of Sri Lanka’s cultural and design heritage. Acquired by famed architect Geoffrey Bawa in 1947 as one of his first projects, Bawa worked tirelessly to transform the house and the gardens from a derelict rubber estate into one of the most beautiful gardens of the 20th Century. Elements of Italian Renaissance gardens, English landscaping, Japanese garden art, and the water gardens of ancient Sri Lanka combine to form Bawa’s most extravagant creation – a mecca for those passionate about landscape design and architectural history.

The original house, comprised of a former 1930’s plantation bungalow with six private guest suites, is an ode to “tropical modernism”. This features an interesting blend of antique and modern furniture with traditional and contemporary art, which is reminisent and a trademark of Bawa’s eclectic signature style. The Bawa Trust and Teardrop Hotels have enured that the changes to the house were kept to an absolute minimum, allowing guests to enjoy the space exactly as Bawa intended them to.

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