This is a truly unique room styled out of the estate’s original gatehouse and designed, originally, to house architectural assistants who would travel to Bawa’s house in Sri Lanka at the weekends to work on projects. It sits amidst a grove of trees around 100 metres from the Main House, and at the foot of Cinnamon Hill, facing a long stretch of jade green lawn. Alcove windows in the bedroom and bathroom open widely onto the green surroundings.
The Gate House suite occupies the top floor, and is furnished with twin beds and Dutch-era antiques, yet this indulgent space is also notable for its other artistic contributions. The wall above the bed is adorned with a grand batik print by Ena de Silva, renowned batik artist and friend of Bawa, while in the veranda, on the ground floor of the house, is an eye-catching mural by Laki Senanayake, another notable Lankan artist and contemporary of Bawa.