Monday, April 25, 2011

Dream House 3

Got $390,000/275,000 Euros or Rs 1.75 crores to spare? Yes? Then I suggest that right now you plonk down the cash and buy THIS house. Forget that long overdue vacation, forget the new car you were eyeing at the dealer, even forget the kids' college education. Trust me, they'll love you if you give them this instead of a college degree! 


What am I babbling about? This house......1200 m from the beach, in Galle Fort, in Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka! Tropical paradise in my opinion. All those previous posts about my dream house here and here? Cancel that. They don't compare to this. Look at these pics, and then look me in the eye and tell me it isn't THE MOST FABULOUS HOUSE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN OR WILL EVER SEE! And really, if you think of the ridiculously priced homes I have seen elsewhere, the price for this ain't too bad.

OK, so here some details for those of you who are interested... :-) The property was originally run as a hotel with 12 guest bungalows and then torn down in 1999 with plans for a modern boutique hotel! The financial crisis forced the owner to abandon their plans just after the main building was constructed. So the owner transformed the main building into a one bedroom villa for his private use. 

That's fine with me. Less rooms, less to clean. Some more pics to salivate over....


Isn't this just the perfect setting for a tall glass of lemonade, or some hot chai and samosas?

The interior....cool stone flooring, soft white billowy curtains....aaaahhh!

Now, if that wasn't enough, there is a guest house for friends and family on the plot, surrounded by pineapple trees! And it's beautiful. If one of you buys the property I'll be quite happy staying here.





And if none of this convinces you, then how about the garden?


I bookmarked this page ever since I found it on the web, and I look at it at least once every day. It's stunning!
{Update: I have had so much feedback and so many questions from people.....here is the link for more info......}

17 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

**sigh!!** is this for real!! so so gorgeous.. I'm sad.. now.. I dont have the money to buy it... :-(

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Kamini, please buy it for the bloggers meet!!!

Kamini said...

Ha ha Anu! Sure thing. Wouldn't that be simply amazing..? To have a bloggers meet there?

rupa said...

Oh my! I can't stop drooling. I think I will put it in my favs too so I can dream of it every day! What a gorgeous home and garden. Not enough superlatives left for me to describe this beauty. Thanks for sharing and making me drool...I mean dream.

Kala said...

Simply stunning, I am drooling:):) My dad grew up in Sri Lanka and I visited as a child. Now to go figure out how to come up the money:)

Komali Nunna said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Shanthi said...

WOW!!! cool vacation home. Loved those yellow lamps and that blue green tiled veranda. Count me in for the bloggers party there :-)

Anpu said...

Sigh! what a lovely home...every day would be a vacation, if someone would 1) buy me that beautiful home; 2) and take care of the utilities and maintainance...
Since that will never happen...what about planning for a bloggers meet?

Anonymous said...

I don't have that kind of money lying around, but if anybody on your blog buys it and requires a new best friend ;-) I am available ;-)

Oh the Athangudi tiles, the planter chairs, the floor to ceiling windows.... sighhhhhhh

My3

Sahana Singh said...

It IS absolutely gorgeous! Incidentally, Hikkaduwa is also where I spent my honeymoon more than 10 years back, so I have a soft spot for it anyway! :)

Amy Stempel said...

One of these days.... :-) Param can design us a beauty like this....

Kamini said...

Good idea Amy! He can design it, I will do the interiors. I don't want cash for it, just give me the guest house and I'll be happy chomping on pineapples all day long.

Ambika said...

Awesomeness! I'd KILL for a home like this :)

purplehomes said...

I just asked my husband if he could spare 1.75 crores and he laughed at me! so i guess i will just do with looking at these drool worthy pics and make do

Designwali said...

so lush and tropical...its taking me to dreamland now!

Emreen said...

Beautiful home with mind blowing views... Love the lanterns and the blue tiles...