A magical and really atmospheric slice of Old Lamu, perfectly situated right in the heart of the Old Town, yet very close to the Fort, Town Square and Seafront.
This very large and quite unique house rambles enchantingly over 3 and 4 floors and consists of a wonderful maze of bedrooms, living rooms, terraces and courtyards - all connected by a network of staircases, and walkways that would put MC Escher to shame.
On the ground floor, grand high-ceilinged galleries abound, with whole walls of decorative plasterwork and beautiful zidaka niches, while from the top roof terraces there are lovely views of bougainvillea-clad rooftops, the Lamu channel and Manda Island.
Wildebeeste House sits in the Mtamwini area of Lamu Town, next door to the historic house of Mwana Kupona the celebrated Swahili poetess. Wildebeeste House has for many years been the Lamu home of renowned Kenyan artist Joni Waite, whose Wildebeeste Gallery and art studios are just across the street. The entire house wonderfully reflects her creative and bohemian style.
Plot size – tbc
Price - Ksh 30 million