This ethereal room sits at the top of a portico separating the entrance court from the Eastern Terrace of Bawa’s garden in Bentota. Completely walled in glass – an unusual medium for Bawa who ordinarily used glass sparingly in his designs – light bathes the room in dappled sunlight while the mature trees, home to exotic birds, sway gently in the breeze.
Inside the Glass House, a queen-sized four-poster bed sits beneath a vaulted timber ceiling, and furnishings include colonial-era planters’ chairs, Dutch-period antiques and modern amenities for a comfortable stay. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a sink and a shower. The Glass House is located 50 metres from the main house.