GREENVILLE ESTATE-LUXURIOUS RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ALONG MOMBASA ROAD-SYOKIMAU
By Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau
3 Bed roomed [2 bedrooms ensuite] -KES 3,950,000[phase 1 only]. I Bedroomed Unit-KES 1,975,000.
The Maisonette has been designed to be easily converted into 2 separate one-bedroomed units, each unit on its own floor level [1st floor and Second floor. Ground Floor contains the car park].The purchasers of the 3 bedroomed maisonettes get two titles each for a 1 bedroomed unit. This will enable the maisonette purchasers to re-sell or mortgage 1 one-bedroomed unit in future when such need arises.
Greenville estate is located in Syokimau ,less than 1 km off Mombasa road.
Greenville estate has been architecturally designed by a4architects www.a4architect.com to offer its residents maximum comfort and utility.
Each 3 Bedroomed unit has been designed to be flexible in such a way that the owners can separate the Ground Floor with First Floor to create 2 independent units. The Ground Floor can be converted to a spacious 1 bedroomed unit while the First floor can be converted to a modest 2 bedroomed unit.
This flexibility will aid the owners to earn extra rental income which can be used to offset the mortgage repayments as they continue to live within the units. The owner can choose to live in the 1 Bedroomed ground floor unit or the 2 bedroomed First floor unit and rent out the other.
The average rental income for a 2 bedroomed apartment in the vicinity[Great Wall Apartments] is KES 17,000 per month.
The typical unit comprises of a spacious living room, dining room,toilet and kitchen on the ground floor and master bedroom ensuite,bathroom/toilet and two bedrooms on the first floor. Each unit has been designed to offer maximum privacy to the occupants. The front and rear gardens are only accessible by the respective unit owners.Palm trees
The Project architects have taken care to select the most suitable trees for this housing project. The Foxtail and Indian Date palm trees have been incorporated due to tha fact that they give the whole project a majestic outlook .They grow very straight vertically with a narrow stem and hence do not consume the much needed space in the ground floor area especially near the car parks.
This estate is the first of its kind in Nairobi to embrace Sustainable architecture.
This is achieved through recycling of grey water and use of solar energy to power the houses.
ALL-YEAR LUSH GARDEN LAWN IRRIGATION SYSTEM
The ground floor comprises of Living room, Dining room, Kitchen and Guest toilet.
The living room opens to a lush ever-green garden that is watered 24 hours a day all year round through special plumbing comnnections that drain the gray water[water from the kitchen sink and bathroom] to this area. This ensures that grey water is recycled and in the process, helps create a green serene environment all year round at virtually zero cost.
The foul water[water from the toilets] is drained directly to the septic tank for treatment.Kitchen
The kitchen opens to the backside which is open to the sky. The kitchen backside also comprises of a lush garden watered 24 hours a day all year round.This is achieved by directing grey water from the kitchen sink to the garden area hence achieving greenery at vitually zero cost to the residents.
The first floor comprises of master-bedroom ensuite, one bedroom and toilet/bathroom.
On the first floor, there is the master-bedroom designed to offer maximum comfort through an elongated room design. The master-bedroom is ensuite with a state-of-the–art bathroom.
The master bedroom is designed to over-look the front entrance so that the house owners can have a glimpse of whats happening around the vicinity while in their bedroom.Th master bedroom also gives beautiful views of the lush landscaped frontage.
There are two other spacious bedrooms on the first floor level overlooking the rear garden.
The lighting and wiring within the units has incorporated both solar wiring and the usual KPLC wiring. Residents can have the choice between using solar lighting system or KPLC system to power their house.
Solar energy is also used to heat water within the units.
The use of solar energy enables the residents to keep their energy costs to the lowest possible levels since for solar energy, apart from the initial one-time instalation costs, there are no monthly recurring costs to pay.
RAIN WATER HARVESTING
Each unit is fitted with a 10,000 litre water tank which stores rain-water runnoff from the roof for domestic use.
This assures the residents of continued water supply at zero cost all year round.
Each unit is alocated a secure private car port with own gate to give maximum privacy. Off-street parkings have been designated for visitors.CONCLUSION
This architectural marvel designed by a4architect www.a4architect.com has embraced green architecture to come up with a housing estate akin to an oasis within the desert .
The housing estate paints the dry savannah grassland syokimau climate to a lively green colour. This is your chance to own a piece of this gem.
Contact A4architect www.a4architect.com on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your house.
Price Guide: 3.95 million per unit[phase 1 only].
Frank Gichuhi . B.Arch. U.o.N M.A.A.K[A] Registered Architect