The southern coast, which in recent times has witnessed a flurry of development and related activities, will soon be home to an idyllic, luxurious, yet at the same time, a home away from home development, Tamba Villas.
“To build a home that is so exceptional that coming home either for a holiday, or to live there permanently would be the ultimate in paradise living!” This is Eduard Hempel’s vision for his latest venture, Tamba Villas, which he expressed at an exclusive gathering held in Colombo at Tintagel, to appraise those present of his latest project.
Eduard Hempel, Director and Co-Project Principal for Tamba Villas, a project in excess of $ 15 million, went on to say, “We want to give each home owner an idyllic life in a beautiful, safe space with all the comforts of modern day living. Our collection of 37 Villas have been purpose-built for people who like to work, holiday or retire in one of the most beautiful areas of Galle, a place that affords them a 5-Star life-style; in short Tamba villas in Thalpe.”
Tamba Estates Ltd., a Sri Lankan limited company, owns 100% of the land that Tamba Villas will be built on and this coupled with the fact that foreign investors can now buy Freehold in a condominium development, ensures that the Tamba Villa development will indeed be a sell-out.
In Sri Lanka very especially for the launch of Tamba Villas were Architects to the project Darlene Smyth and Warren Liew from AD Lab Singapore, Anita Ricquier, Financier, Trust Singapore and Trevor Morgan, Director & Co-Project Principal for Tamba Villas.
“Previously, foreigners could only buy Freehold from the fourth floor up, and consequently Sri Lankans were wary of buying the lower floors since they couldn’t sell them to foreigners, but this latest development now opens the doors wide for foreigners to invest in real estate in Sri Lanka. The timing is perfect and we are incredibly excited, as we are just going into market with our delightful condominium/villa development in Thalpe, and it is the first of its kind in the country. Our timing couldn’t be better! Foreigners can now own their Free-hold, which opens up the doors globally,” said Hempel.
Trevor Morgan, Director and Co-Project Principal for Tamba Villas, describing the project said: “Tamba Villas is a delightful private coconut estate which is set back 300 metres from Thalpe beach (on the land side) surrounded by lush tropical gardens and swaying palm trees. There is only a collection of 37 homes, which have been designed by an award-winning Singaporean architectural team, to create a coastal lifestyle design with high-end amenities for living, working or early retiring in a much sought-after area in the south of Sri Lanka. Each villa has been named after a tea estate and the overall look and feel is highly reminiscent of world renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa. The courtyards and verandas and the general feel of the buildings echo that grandest and most delightful and celebrated period of Sri Lanka’s architecture, the Colonial period. Tamba Villas hearkens back to a bygone era where leisure and sheer gentility were the order of the day. Serenity, respite and tranquillity, combined with modern day 5-star amenities and luxury pampering, will be our hallmark,” said Morgan.
Tamba Villas is a collaboration between Shakticola and Award-winning A D Lab, a Singaporean Architectural firm focused on cutting edge residential projects, while STIX, another award-winning landscape designer designed the lush tropical gardens. Together, they have designed generous spaces for tropical living in the form of unique villa homes which coexist in harmony with nature.
Tamba Villa buyers will also have the ease of purchasing a furniture package, either modern or classic, provided through a collaboration with a reputable company, which makes the whole process of buying and transporting furniture much easier. Plans are also in place for a Business Centre, a visiting licensed doctor and a visiting beautician, while many other amenities will be added accordingly.
“We are confident your villa will be an excellent investment. Property prices have been steadily going up over the last five years and will continue to rise, given our strong tourism sector and growing economy,” said Hempel. “With only 37 villas, we don’t expect they will be around for long.”
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