RA Designs

Eden House

Galle, Sri-Lanka

This original 18 century Dutch house located in the galle fort had been virtually left to ruin. The only salvageable part of the house was the front main section. Towards the rear end of the site was evidence of a simple colonnade wing, which was beyond restoration.

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  • Eden House
  • Eden House
  • Eden House

The site was carefully and painstakingly surveyed to understand the original foundation footings and the dutch sewage links below. This dictated the final design layout.

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  • Eden House
  • Eden House
  • Eden House

The client's brief was to create a family home and to be sympathetic to the original house with a main internal courtyard. An eclectic moroccan twist gave flavour and identity to the house, and reflected the owner's personal lifestyle.

Eden House Elevationt

Eden House: Elevation

Eden House

Eden House: Interior Sketch Detail