This is a spectacular property for sale in Jua Kali, Nanyuki. The property consists of an off the grid barn conversion style house set on 20-acres of hillside bordering onto the Nanyuki River.
The charming 3 bedroom house with ensuite bathrooms has stunning views of Mount Kenya and the Lolldaiga Hills from each of its three verandas. To maximise these views, the 3 wings of the house are not parallel but fan out to capture the vista. The garden is a beautifully landscaped all-year-round drought-proof garden. The entry is through double width mahogany doors into the entrance hall, with the kitchen, dining room and one spare bedroom to the right and the master bedroom and a spare room to the left. There is a mezzanine level above the entrance accessed by a wrought iron spiral staircase, ideal as a TV snug and office space. The spacious living room, with a stone fireplace, opens out onto the centre verandah looking out to both Mount Kenya and the Lolldaiga Hills. The open plan kitchen and dining room face towards Mount Kenya. The kitchen has built-in cupboards below and above the worktop, a central island, and a pantry to the side. All the bedrooms take a double-sized bed. The two spare rooms have ensuite shower rooms while the master bedroom has an open plan bath and shower. The floors are dark mazeras stone in the kitchen, dining, entrance and corridors while the living room and bedrooms have reclaimed parquet floors. The house is light and airy with large windows and folding doors. The roof is steeply pitched with original red Indian roof tiles. There is a sheltered breakfast space between the kitchen and the living room and a pond in front of the living room. A sheltered outdoor eating area with a built-in barbecue is in the garden. The property also has a double garage with a 20-foot container for storage and staff quarters for 2.
The house is totally solar-powered, for electricity and hot water, and has its own borehole making it completely off the grid. Two 10,000 litre water tanks are filled by the borehole. A 13kVA, diesel, quiet, FG Wilson generator provides back up power for those cloudy days or when the batteries need extra topping up.