De Saram House

In 1986 Geoffrey Bawa undertook the renovation of two small houses at Ward Place for Druvi and Sharmini de Saram. In April 2019 the Lunuganga Trust took on the management of the house Bawa designed, having worked with the de Sarams to fully restore this lyrical house. The restoration was part of the Trust’s programme to conserve Bawa buildings and sustain their ongoing operation and maintenance. Druvi is one of Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed pianists, and the house is designed with a music room at its centre.

As part of the de Saram house restoration, the Trust also undertook the conservation and display of key art works in the Bawa art collection and the de Saram family art collection. An intrinsic part of the experience of the de Saram house, these works form a crucible display of works from the '43 Group, who were a catalyzing force behind the development of 20th century Sri Lankan Art. 

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Photography is allowed without the use of flash or tripods in all areas of the property except for the bedrooms and music room; publication or commercial use of photographs is only permissible if expressed approval has been obtained from the Geoffrey Bawa Trust.

The De Saram House is conveniently located in the heart of Colombo 7, within walking distance to grocery stores (Cargills Food City, Luxe Colombo, Home Bargains), art galleries (Saskia Fernando Gallery, Sapumal Foundation, Lionel Wendt Art Centre), retail stores (Odel, Paradise Road, PR), bars, restaurants and cafes (Jetwing Colombo Seven, Black Cat Cafe, Coco Veranda, Butter Boutique, Tintagel, Odel food court, Park Street Mews). Other attractions nearby include the Viharamahadevi Park and the Colombo National Museum.

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