Johari House

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On the ground floor of Johari House there is a traditional daka entrance porch and inner courtyard, two grand Swahili reception galleries with exceptional carved plasterwork and zidaka niches, and sitting, eating and sleeping areas. To the rear of the house is a double bedroom in the historic harem quarters, with a traditional ensuite bathroom. Also downstairs are a kitchen and store.

On the first floor is an open terrace, with lovely bougainvillea-clad pergola and baraza seats, and an unusually large master bedroom with sitting and study areas, built-in wooden wardrobes and ensuite bathroom. To the front of the house is a bedroom with single beds and ensuite shower room – ideal for children. On the second floor is a large, private and tranquil makuti-thatched roof terrace with expansive baraza sofa seats and dining table. There is a further flat-roofed area to the front of the house that could easily be converted into another shady roof terrace.


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