Classical Sri Lankan Design Near the Indian Ocean
This six-bedroom villa with elements of classical Sri Lankan architecture anchors an eight-acre tea plantation on a hilltop near the city of Galle, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
The 8,100-square-foot, two-story villa, called Pokkuluwa, has Indian Ocean views and can be purchased either separately or, for $3.9 million, together with a companion two-bedroom beachfront house about three miles away.
Designed by the owners in collaboration with the Sri Lankan architect Sunela Jayewardene, Pokkuluwa was created by blasting into the hill’s rock and integrating the home’s discreet structures, many open-sided, into the natural tropical environment, said Charlie Wrey, who owns the home with his wife, Tweenie.
Lanka Property Web housing price index shows that the average house price in Sri Lanka grew by 20.7 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2021.
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