An exceptionally large Swahili mansion, newly and beautifully renovated by its French owner, situated in the historic Kivundoni area (probably Lamu’s oldest neighbourhood).
Over the past three years, Kivundoni House has been entirely rebuilt and sympathetically extended to create a really magnificent and versatile house - one which is both exceptionally open and expansive, yet has many private and intimate spaces.
Accessed from an imposing daka entrance porch, the Ground Floor boasts a large and secluded courtyard with a well, flowerbeds, baraza seating areas and an attractive fitted kitchen. Several magnificent reception galleries feature entire walls of meticulously restored zidaka niches and other beautiful plasterwork, including traditional casa turtle designs.
On the first and second floors are four impressively large double bedroom suites, each with dressing area and spacious bathroom, together with a large flat-roofed dining terrace, pergola, and numerous other sitting and lounging areas.
From the huge third floor terrace, with makuti-thatched pavilion and baraza seating area, there are panoramic 360 degree views of Lamu Town and the Channel.
Kivundoni House is currently in the final stages of restoration which will be completed by Christmas 2008.
Plot size – approximately 40 x 70 ft – 2800 sq ft – 260 sq metres
Price 275,000 Euros