Norm Architects and AIM Architecture designed K-House in Kottegoda to blend into its surroundings, using open spaces that emphasise the surrounding landscape.
Natural materials including local teak and recycled terracotta run throughout the six-bedroom villa, which is available via Airbnb from £682 per night. Guests can relax in the saltwater infinity pool, bask under the palm trees in the garden, or head for the nearby beach.
Shutters open K-House up to shaded porches and outdoor dining areas, sheltering visitors from the hot sun. Those looking for extra R&R can enjoy on-site yoga and massages, while surfers should head for Hiriketiya Beach, where boards are available for both pros and newbies to rent.