The Gallery Room is the largest suite on the estate and is located on the far side of the Eastern Terrace, about 50m from the main bungalow. Originally built as a cowshed in the 1970s, it was later converted into a gallery housing part of Bawa’s art collection. When used as a suite, a king-size antique four-poster bed sits in the centre, creating an extravagant, expansive sense of space throughout the room. In the bathroom, the textures of rough granite are contrasted with an ornate Victorian bathtub.
A patchwork of transom windows allows the suite to capture the play of light and shade as the day progresses. Outside the entrance is a private courtyard with beautifully weathered ochre walls and surprising gothic flourishes.