For restoration - the remains of a very large 18th Century Swahili mansion, situated in Kivundoni, close to the site of Lamu’s historic Yumbe Palace and to the Swahili House Museum.
Several neighbouring houses, once collapsed or dilapidated, have been transformed in recent years into really beautiful and palatial homes – and here is a great opportunity to do just the same in the very heart of Lamu Town and UNESCO World Heritage area.
The European owner has cleared much of the plot, and has architectural plans for the construction of a substantial 4-5 bedroom house on 3 storeys with central courtyard and roof terraces, which would enjoy wonderful rooftop views of the Old Town and channel.
The plot measures approximately 30ft x 70ft – 2,100 sq ft – 195 sq metres - and has access from the street to the front and from an alleyway and staircase to the rear.
Price 75,000 Euros – approximately ksh 7.5 million.