Looking for a Modern Country Home? Karen is the Place to Be
This serene and plush neighborhood is named after a Danish author of the bestseller ‘Out of Africa’, Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke. It is located southwest of Nairobi’s city center. The whole area was formerly a farm land belonging to the Danish author. It was later bought by a developer who subdivided it into residential pieces of land. Ms Blixen’s famed residence is still standing to date and has been delineated as a historical monument. Other attractions within and around Karen include the Karen Nairobi shopping center, animal orphanage, Giraffe and Ostrich Park and the breath-taking Ngong Hills.
The suburb’s magnificent disposition is attributed to it being one of the oldest residential areas in the city. Additionally, to its balanced blend of relentless country living, ultra-modern and citified facilities, expansive grounds, golf courses, classy restaurants and multiple riding stables.
Amidst the huge colonial houses set on expansive well-manicured lawns lie even bigger, recently built modern housing structures. Like most other leafy suburbs in Nairobi like houses for sale in Runda, Lavington and Westlands, zoning regulations are strictly observed by the county council. This means that only minimum subdivision (up to half an acre) of a plot of land is allowed. The lowly populated suburb has a well articulated and maintained road that gives it easy access from the Central Business District. Either through Lang’ata Road or via Ngong Road.
Beautiful, Spacious and Modern Houses for Sale in Karen Kenya
Karen currently holds the title as Kenya’s most upscale neighbourhood with some of the most expensive properties in Karen. Houses for sale in Karen include apartments, townhouses and office spaces. The demand for elaborate homes for sale that meet international standards has created an upsurge of expansive contemporary housing in the area. Many of the houses for sale are built in the latest house designs, complete with trendy kitchen designs, interior designs, and spacious floor plans. Security measures in the area are also some of the best in Nairobi.
Considering the area’s coveted portfolio, buying a house is seen to have a huge investment potential and long-term appreciation value. A typical 4 to 3 bedroom house would in 2014-2015 cost between KSh 15 million to around KSh 60 million. The purchasing price also depends on its proximity to facilities, major roads, the extra services provided and the curb appeal.
Karen is ideal for anyone looking to live in a neighbourhood that has the charm of the countryside and the vibrancy of a modern city.
Pictures by Jumia House & Flickr