The Summer House | A-design studio

| 17 : 30 – 22 December 2017 |

Summer House, Swimming pool, outdoor lounge, deck area

An awe-inspiring backdrop of the Indian ocean and contemporary design unite in the Summer house designed by A-design Studio based in Sri Lanka.

The stunning home offers the boundaries of ordinary living and incredibly beautiful views of the ocean, open sky and natural landscape. Located along the Colombo-Galle main road in Ambalangoda district, the villa gives its residents an unobstructed ocean view from almost every room. A-design studio designed this private residence which includes five generously proportioned bedrooms, complete with beautiful en-suite bathrooms, private terraces, lounge and bar area. Finished in subtle colors and raw textures, this contemporary style villa is a conscious effort to bring the outdoors to indoors.

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Entrance of the villa

From the Architect office –

The soft clean lines, the subtle textures of the surfaces reflect the simplicity of the minimalistic architectural design of this modern beach villa in the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The Summer House consists of two-floor levels with open living and dining spaces, 4 standard en-suite bedrooms, a master suite, a roof terrace lounge and bar.

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Ground and first floor layout

All inhabited spaces are provided with an infinite view of the ocean with the use of tall glazed windows. The framework of the windows is of white aluminium powder coat finish, which blends in with its neutral surrounding. The white interior and exterior finishes to the villa in Ambalangoda and its minimalist landscape completes the overall tropical feel. The introduction of the open courtyard adjoining the living room maintains flow of daylight enhancing brightness within the space.

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Cut cement titanium seamless floors with built-in naturally stained timber furniture. They help break away from the solid white effect of the villa and adds a sense of warmth to the spaces.

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Cosy living room

The white tiled infinity pool placed perpendicular to the ocean is slightly elevated above ground. This provides a perfect eye level view of the ocean waves breaking against the golden sandy seashore.

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View of villa from ocean side


Summer House, Swimming pool, outdoor lounge, deck area

Swimming pools across the living area on ground floor

Rattan fused loose furniture pieces mixed with upholstered seating and rustic timber table tops placed snug together, finished with earthed toned covers creates cozy indoor living and dining spaces. The soothing cut cement seamless floors are used in all living spaces to maintain a beach front look and feel.

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Rattan furniture in the living area


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Dining area of ground floor

The dining Table of 8 sits a step above the ground floor living room with a grand view of the ocean. The solid timber table with upholstered seating is fused with color by the use of warm toned canvas painting.

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Terrace attached to bedroom

The bedrooms consist of a single unit of study/ bed/ language rack combination made with concrete and finished with natural stained timber edging. The designs of the bedrooms are kept minimal to maintain the overall open feel of the room.

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Ocean facing bedroom

Stand alone lounge chair is placed close to the window. The breakaway courtyard brings in natural light to ground floor living spaces.

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Typical bathrooms

Rooftop area –

The roof top dining and lounge area has a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean that provides a relaxing breeze throughout the day.

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Rooftop lounge area


Rooftop dining

Project details –

Project Name – The Summer House

Location – Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka

Architect Firm a-designstudio

Lead Architect – Roshun Meezan

Design Team –  Sanjula Amarasekara, Ashveen Vidanagamage

Project typeResidential design, Villa, Summer home

Client Name – Chanaka Yatawara

Completion Year – 2017

Built Up Area – 650 sq. mt.

Photography Credits – © Sadun De Silva

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