- Updated On:
- September 30, 2016
**The Colombo View is a house built with a unique concept located in the heart of Rajagiriya in 20.6 perches.
**In the year of its origin, it won the 2nd Best Design in 2002.
**It was designed by the award winning architect Kumudu Munasinghe, who was later ranked one of the Best 20 Architects in the World.
**It brings out a fortress look from the outside with earthy colors.
**A traditional look is brought out with walls in the house giving a rough clay finish and ‘railway sleepers’ crafted to the curved stair case in the hall with its natural wooden touch.
**It also has an original Egyptian chandelier added with a classy black sofa set and a custom made teak tree root, glass top dining table.
**The house is two stories high with a roof top that looks upon the entire city of Colombo. Its beauty can be experienced during sunrise, sunset and moonlight while enjoying a dip in the Jacuzzi (detached and provided to set as the owner wishes).
**The rooftop also has a terrace which is perfect for any occasion which is built with a traditional ‘patherippu’ type roof.
**The master bed room of the house has a built in air conditioner and fan along with a private balcony. It also has a TV lobby, office table space and a bed area for a 6 x 6 king size bed.
**The room also includes a large walk-in closet.
**The second room of the house also has an air conditioner and fan along with a private balcony with a roof high wall cupboard.
**The room also includes a bed and large working office table. The third room of the house has its own fan, roof high cupboard, bed and a working table.
**There are two bath rooms with Twyford fitting with a life time warranty and a servant’s toilet with shower.
**All doors and windows of the house are made of teak with a thickness of 1.5 inches with additional iron rails.
**The house is running on a safe system of 3 phases of electricity and a standby 1 kilovolt inverter with 300 ampere batteries.
**The utility room of the house is fitted with attic, separate pantry and kitchen. The rooftop holds a 2000 liter water tank along with a 4000 liter sump under the indoor garage on the ground floor.
**The hot water supply to the house is run on solar power to all bathrooms, pantry and kitchen.