Geoffrey Bawa’s Last House Tangalle

9 November 2020 10:28 am

The house has no air-conditioning but designed to circulate natural ventilation. The bedrooms and some areas were fitted with ceiling fans for more comfort.  Well, this seemed a pure writer’s haven. I was fascinated. You can simply forget the world outside and reflect on your self here. Just enjoy living and nature. You can sit on the lawn under a frangipani tree with your cup of tea and look out on to the beach. Or read your book, or even write. 

Well, this seemed a pure writer’s haven. I was fascinated. You can simply forget the world outside and reflect on your self here. Just enjoy living and nature. You can sit on the lawn under a frangipani tree with your cup of tea and look out on to the beach. Or read your book, or even write. After exploring the gardens, I had a chat with the manager and the caretaker in the kitchen, enjoying a tall glass of king coconut just plucked from a tree in the front garden. According to him, Geoffrey Bawa designed this house for client Tim Jacobson and it was named first as the Jacobson House. Later, after Geoffrey Bawa’s passing, the house was named “The Last House” in 2005 after the Tsunami as a tribute to Bawa and his last creation. Places to visit nearby are numerous. There’s Mulkirigala, Wewkanda, Blow hole or Hummanaya, Fishery Harbour, Rekawa, Yala, Uda Walawa, Hambantota Bird Park and the Open Zoo. Surfing and Whale watching are also some of the other activities to enjoy here. 

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