Located on a secluded beachfront within Sri Lanka’s Southern Province and surrounded by lush greenery, K House is the definition of tranquility. Thanks to the warm local climate, AIM Architecture and Norm Architects were able to blend this villa hotel with nature, using soft transitions like large openings, outdoor living and dining spaces and natural materials.
The K House site is comprised of two individual buildings; the east house is placed atop a hill, opening up to the sea, while the west house is slightly tucked away, providing a more sheltered feel. Together the two form an L-shape, framing the garden and centrally placed pool area.
Large sliding doors open up key spaces to the garden. Shutters are made of wood to avoid glazed openings. The generous roofs extend to cover the outdoor spaces from rain and sun.
The common areas of the east house open up towards each other and are generally bright and spacious, whereas the living and dining room of the west house have a more intimate and enclosed feel. The rooms, too, are withdrawn and private, with minimal interiors and décor, providing space to retreat when needed. Two rooms have bathrooms opening up to private courtyards, creating that luxurious sensation of being in nature when showering.
The K House architecture is composed of natural materials including local teak wood, polished terrazzo, facades of polished cement and outdoor areas of local granite stone. The roof is made of recycled terracotta tiles which complements the overall natural look and tactile feel of the house.
Bespoke furniture includes the inbuilt sofa in the lounge area and the headboards that continue along the wall to function as seating and or table tops in the bedrooms. The combination of minimal bespoke pieces alongside locally sourced antique furniture and accessories creates a modern yet native atmosphere.
You can find K House on Air BnB where it goes for just under $1,300 a night. You can find AIM Architecture linked below.