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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Don't worry if you've never heard of Geoffrey Bawa , I hadn't, but if you like design and buildings and light and space and fabulous taste, this is a total jewel of a place Lovely unrushed personal tour of this surprisingly spacious home.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My Another Research after The Gallery Caffe is Geoffrey Bawa House no 11 or more famous with BAWA IN COLOMBO, begin at number 11, the hub of Geoffrey's city life. The house in 33rd lane is an essay in architectural bricollage. In 1958 Bawa bought...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MIMITHJEGEG
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Seeing this house is a great treat. If you go, you know that Bawa was perhaps Sri Lanka's leading architect during his lifetime. Like Frank Lloyd Wright in the U.S. or Luis Barragan in Mexico. Walking through his house brought to mind tours of taken...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice architecture as a must see, he was the lawyer but interesting in architectural, he was very famous and a lot of his work/ designed building widely seen in Colombo. There also accommodation available but always fully book because only 1 suite.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasure to be able to visit Geoffrey Bawa’s house and be able to gain an insight into his home and way of life. A remarkable, innovative and highly talented person. An absolute “must” visit when visiting Colombo.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

If you have any interest in Architecture or Geoffrey Bawa, do make a reservation and visit this marvelous house.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Being an architect and being on holiday in Sri Lanka how could I not but experience the king of Asian modern Architecture right ....... Well I had a fabulous experience at Lunuganga where I had a wonderful tour of his magnificent estate followed by a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

The home of Geoffrey Bawa reflects his taste and refinement. If you come to Colombo, don’t miss it. You will be amazed that even his garage was gorgeous. It is immaculate and has art hanging on the walls. The way he merged the inside and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank BozemanTraveler145
Reviewed February 17, 2018

The beautifully designed house by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa is certainly worth a look. It is so cleverly laid out to catch the breezes and maintains a lightness about it in every room. The thoughtful placement of objects and the artefacts there are lovely.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

Geoffrey Bawa’s house I a delight to see and very well designed. A great insight to Geoffrey’s lifestyle.

Date of experience: January 2018
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August 17, 2018|
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Response from Barbara I | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon and it was very pleasant. Decent light and we were able to enjoy the roof. I don't really think that it makes a great difference. Do see his meditation center in the lake which is also in Colombo... More
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Response from Barbara I | Reviewed this property |
I booked by email. Very easy.
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