A Place Of Refuge
Architecture + Design|August 2017
A Place Of Refuge

Tucked away in a remote mountain side off the Digana golf club road is Kurundu house, a small four-bedroom retreat for a busy financial consultant and his family.

Pradeep Kodikara

The site is a 132-perch bare plot except for a lonely Kohomba tree. There is no visible habitation in its immediate environs and one is immediately aware of the openness and loneliness. To add further drama, it overlooks a branch of the Victoria reservoir which fills up during the rainy season, and in the far distance is the Hunnsagiriya mountains. The approach from the main road is a rough track winding through small village huts, vegetable gardens and large Mara trees, and finally up a steep rocky lane that lands at the site. This is when one is confronted for the first time with the breathtaking view.

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August 2017