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Holiday Home At Nuwara-Eliya, Sri Lanka by Damith Premathilake Architects

Project name:
Holiday Home, Nuwaraeliya
Architecture firm:
Damith Premathilake Architects
100, Ambewella Road, 4th step, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Ganidu Balasuriya
Principal architect:
Damith Premathilake
Design team:
Damith Premathilake Architects
Nishantha Wickremasinghe – Quantity surveying
Interior design:
Damith Premathilake Architects
Built area:
502.5 m²
Site area:
872.6 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Nuwan Bandaranayake
Structural engineer:
Nuwan Bandaranayake
Environmental & MEP:
Damith Premathilake Architects
Damith Premathilake Architects
Prabath Nissanka, Gihan Ashinsana
Nipun Hettiarachchi
Tools used:
AutoCAD, SketchUp, Corona Renderer, Lightroom
Jude Shantha, Priyantha Rathnayake, Ishara Liyanage
Steel, Concrete, Glass, Natural Pine wood, Rubble, Wood composite panels, Zinc-Aluminum roofing sheets
USD 155,000
Sulanga Luxury Chalets, Nuwaraeliya
Residential › House › Hospitality

Damith Premathilake Architects: Nestled in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka, there lies a holiday home that perfectly blends with the surrounding nature. This plush hideout is not just an architectural marvel but an experience that embraces the very essence of Nuwara Eliya. The holiday home is designed to be an elegant structure that delicately touches the earth on three axes. Its strategic placement ensures that every corner of this abode is embraced with panoramic views of the picturesque landscape.

As you step inside, one is greeted by a mesmerizing sight - a centralized open living space crowned with an extravagant skylight that stretches across mid of the roof structure. This design allows the surroundings to gently seep into the interiors. During the day, the warm rays of the sun filter through the skylight, casting soft, dancing shadows that lend an ethereal quality to the surroundings and is accentuated by carefully curated interior elements. The choice of materials - soft timber, earthy-coloured fabrics, steel, and natural rubble - weaves a harmonious tapestry that enhances the cosy and inviting atmosphere. The true enchantment of this holiday home unfolds as twilight embraces the landscape.

As the sun sets beyond the horizon, the moon illuminates the night sky. The skylight, once a conduit for sunlight, now becomes a window to the glistening night sky leaving the residence awestruck and lost in contemplation. In the heart of Nuwara Eliya's emerald embrace, this timeless dwelling stands as an intimate retreat where nature becomes a living, breathing companion inviting guests to revel in its beauty and find solace within itself.


Damith Premathilake Architects was founded in 2008 by the award-winning Chartered Architect in Sri Lanka DamithPremathilake. Since, the firm has evolved into a renown, inventive and an energetic team of professionals offering consultancy services in architecture, landscape, and interior design in Sri Lanka.

Being the recipient of several local and international awards, notably the World Architecture Community Awards in 2012, 2014 & 2021, Architecture Asia Award for Emerging Architects in 2014, SLIA Young Architect of the Year 2016, and Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year of Sri Lanka in 2016, Damith Premathilake Architects is one of the most esteemed architect and interior design firms in Sri Lanka. Apart, the work of the firm has been widely published locally and internationally, in print media and on online platforms. Further, the firm’s recognition as one of the best 50 architectural practices in the world by the book “Fifty under Fifty- Innovators of the 21st Century, 2015” is a distinguished achievement of the company.

With 90+ completed architecture and interior design projects in Sri Lanka to its portfolio and a vast range of ongoing projects in both Sri Lanka and overseas countries, the firm specializes in personalised residences, holiday homes and cabanas, apartments and office buildings, restaurants and retail buildings, industrial buildings, sports & leisure buildings, community and cultural buildings, hotels and resorts, landscape designs and interior designs.

So if you are looking for architects in Colombo Sri Lanka or interior designers in Colombo Sri Lanka contact Damith Premathilake Architects (DPA Studio).

By Liliana Alvarez

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