Stunning Private Residence in Kilifi, Kenya with Views Over the Indian Ocean from its Stark White Terrace


Alberto Morell Sixto, an architect based in Madrid, Spain, where he teaches at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, designed this stunning private residence in Kilifi, a town on the coast of Kenya, northeast by road of Mombasa. Lying on the Kilifi Creek and sitting on the estuary of the Goshi River, the town is known for its beach and the ruins of Mnarami, the remains of 2 mosques dating from the 15th century.



Views of the stunning terrace overlooking the ocean


Views of the stunning terrace overlooking the ocean

The home has absolutely stunning views of the Indian Ocean from its stark white terrace, and is surrounded by 3 acres of ridges covered by lush green vegetation. The open structure allows for the easy ventilation of the interior, thanks to the air currents that flow in from the Kenyan coast. The staircase leading to the roof terrace measures a striking 9.90 meters wide, granting the transition an almost statuesque quality.



 View of the spacious interior


 View of the spacious interior

The interior of the home is distributed across 2 floors, with the living and dining rooms, the kitchen, and the guest rooms on the ground floor. On the upper level sit 3 small apartments with a little kitchen and a bathroom in each of them.



Views of the stunning terrace overlooking the ocean


Views of the stunning terrace overlooking the ocean

All carpentry, doors, and windows are made of mahogany 2 inches thick, and are carved following a geometric pattern found in the mosaics in the Alhambra Palace of Granada, Spain, as this pattern has had an important influence in some Muslim buildings of this Swahili area in Kenya.



Views of the stunning terrace overlooking the ocean


Views of the stunning terrace overlooking the ocean





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