On account of newspaper ads, social media flyers and road side brochures, home hunters can attest that housing estates in Nairobi are keen to show that they have lost none of their style – and appeal – during the lockdown.
But with home hunters increasingly placing premium on health and safety considerations, developers are setting up houses within drivable distance besides access to amenities such as schools and hospitals.
And as workers turn homes into offices owing to the pandemic, the provision of dedicated power supply, internet and round-the-clock security remains could be the only element turning a dream into a home.
Coming up in the mold of South Africa’s self-sustaining Santon City, Two Rivers residential district is strategizing to tap into the capital’s housing market.
Set just a few kilometers from UN offices in Nairobi on 102 acre Two Rivers development complex, Cascadia Apartments and Riverbank projects by Centum Real Estate are fast taking shape.
Build within a few minutes’ drive from Nairobi CBD and with links to roads to the airport, you can’t help but marvel at the comfort, convenience and luxury living that Cascadia and Riverbank projects seek to provide.
Flowing with class and style, Cascadia houses have a vintage finishing, spacious living room, an open kitchen with a layout that gives life, and a laundry space that is just enough.
Take a flight of stairs and you enter ensuite master bedroom complete with a beautiful study space that can double up as home work station.
The view from the windows, which are wall-to-wall, is one to die for.
Actually all the windows from the living room to the bedrooms are floor-to-ceiling openable glass doors for sufficient air flow and plenty of natural lighting.
This ensuite element doesn’t, however, extend to the rest of the guest bedrooms. The one, two and three bedroom Cascadia apartments have sky gardens at the rooftop of every block, offering panoramic views of the sunset, the full moon as well as the city.
A moment’s walk across the field is Riverbank apartments that provides nothing short of a dream living, flowing with style and class.
Entering you can’t help but notice the beautiful decor, from bespoke furniture, and stylish colors.
Each of the one, two and three bedroom units provide a nice kitchen, an inviting dining area complete with beautiful lighting.
Again you can’t help but notice the floor to ceiling openable glass doors and windows that augment the amazing view.
Riverbank’s bedrooms, which are ensuite, provide a beautiful sanctuary for home hunters, with a décor giving a calm and restful aura. What’s more, the master bedrooms have a Jacuzzi.
The kitchen designs take off the burden calling your cooking gas supplier as they come fitted with piped and metered LPG supply.
On the outside, you can take quiet, relaxing walk in well paved gardens, parks and yes, dams.
If you want, you can indulge in something more active such as sports as the development provides a fully equipped gym, a spa with Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, a basketball court, mini football pitch, tennis court, yoga studio, meditation area and half size Olympic swimming pool.
It also has children play area and outdoor barbecue spot for readying those tasty cuts with friends.
Two Rivers complex state-of-the-art security technology backed by private guards and enforcement from National Police at the Two Rivers in house police station.
At the moment, potential buyers can pay 10 per cent on signing the offer letter, and a similar percentage on inking the agreement for lease.
Buyers then pay 70 per cent staggered monthly, quarterly or semi-annually during construction and 10 per cent on completion. Stanbic, Co-op and Absa are currently their financing partners.