Galle Fort/Luxury Villa:This magnificent Villa of about 7000 square feet is built on 29.8 Perches of land. It was designed by Ashley De Vos (widely recognised in this country as the 'guru' of colonial architecture) was recently constructed, faithfully replicating the Dutch Colonial era in Sri Lanka but with modern features too. Its unique features include - magnificent timber work both on floors and ceilings, antique doors , windows and pillars which have been salvaged from old Dutch Houses and other buildings of antiquity.Even the etched glass insets in all the windows have been taken from an original design of the period as have the brass chandeliers, locks, hinges and door bolts.All the ceiling fans throughout the house are original early twentieth century wooden bladed fans.The villa has 3 large bedrooms and a fourth bedroom with a mezzanine floor. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs layout : a large (some would describe it as Baronial!) dining room, 2 living rooms,a spacious fully equipped modern kitchen one large bedroom, a mezzanine floored bedroom, a laundry room and a separate guest bathroom. Upstairs layout- all timber floored-, an enormous living/lounge/TV area (part of which can be converted into 2 extra bedrooms),a guest bathroom, two large bedrooms, and a loft store-room. A timber balcony wraps around the upstairs with charming views of the Dutch Church churchyard on the Eastern side, and the garden on the Western side. The space at the front of the property will park 2 cars easily. The garden is large (by Fort standards) and mature. Whilst paying meticulous attention to detail vis a vis the aesthetics and ambiance of antiquity, the owner has not neglected modern practicalities; the house is powered by 3 phase electricity , the high costs of which being offset by roof solar panels cum inverter. There are 2 underground water storage tanks- 1 for rain water from the roof and 1 for town water of 6000 liters each and a 45 kw backup generator(silent) which switches on automatically and is housed in a separate outside building at the rear (designed sympathtically to the main house) which also has an outside bathroom.
THIS PROPERTY IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SALE ONLY WITH PEARL PROPERTIES.