This stunning two-bedroom home offers all of the charm of Muthaiga, one of Nairobi’s most sought after neighbourhoods, in a cosier size perfect for single professionals, couples and small families. Enjoy sprawling landscaped gardens, a convenient location on an exclusive street, and Maarifa’s signature furnishing!
As its name suggests, Forest Edge immediately borders Karura Forest on one side, and a quiet road that hosts several ambassadorial residences on the other. This means that when you arrive home, you replace the bustling city noises of Nairobi with the peaceful sounds of wind blowing through trees, a chorus of native birds, and the occasional chatter of visiting monkeys and other wildlife.
Found on the first floor, this lovely flat has green views throughout thanks to the verdant compound and surrounding forest, which we have complemented with rich, warm colours in our furnishing and art selection. Boasting a spacious layout, the home’s open living and dining areas flow into one another, but still have their own distinct space. With lush kilim rugs and an intricately carved wooden chest, complemented by a comfortable overstuffed sofa, the living space is effortlessly cosy. The dining area is surrounded on two sides by windows overlooking the gardens, and has a six-seater dining table perfect for hosting.
Forest Edge has two large balconies, one of which extends the grand room to offer an indoor-outdoor living experience. This west-facing balcony is furnished with a full sitting room arrangement, allowing you to enjoy sundowners, meals and relaxation time surrounded by the green treetops of Karura Forest. With its lovely, refreshing views, this is undeniably one of the best spots in the home!
The second balcony is found off of the large master bedroom. Boasting a beautiful wooden sleigh bed and an antique winged armchair, this room offers a luxurious Nairobi lifestyle. Wake up to sunrise from the east-facing balcony, and have your morning coffee on the antique carved love seat as you watch the estate’s mature palms wave in the breeze.
Both bedrooms are ensuite with ample built-in wardrobes. The second bedroom has a spacious design, and we have furnished it with a charming settee and a work station with refreshing green views, as well as a riot of colour from bougainvillea when they are in bloom.
Rounding out the home’s accommodations is the galley style kitchen, with plenty of cupboard space and a large, six-hob stove and oven. Beyond the kitchen you’ll find a semi-enclosed dhobi with washing machine. On the ground floor, you have access to a secure storage space dedicated to the flat, as well as a shared, covered drying room for laundry. There is also covered parking with assigned spots for each home, and plenty of guest parking space.
Outside, Forest Edge has beautiful landscaped gardens to explore. Accented by striking a stone trellis, rail-lined terraces, and weathered steps, this beautiful estate has an inherent, scenic beauty that is simply irresistible. Enjoy walks through the gardens, surrounded by mature trees, vibrant flowers, and rolling lawns that attract butterflies, birds and wildlife. Bring a blanket and a book to wile away and afternoon in Nairobi’s sunny weather, or invite guests for a picnic meal and lawn games!
Forest Edge is conveniently located for commutes to the UN, throughout Gigiri and even into Westlands. For your time in Nairobi, why choose a high-rise style home you could find anywhere in the world? This gorgeous home gives you the quintessential Kenyan experience, and lets you make the most life in this beautiful city!