|A View from your Doorstep|
|Front of Mwenye Amin House|
Three years of renovations later, keeping to the original design and using mostly local materials, the house has retained still its “harmonious irregularity” and much of its old character. Its massive coral walls, high ceilings, inner courtyards and large open galleries make the house, cool, light and airy, a true oasis, a place to dream about days gone by. The simple design of the house is enriched by carved wooden doors and ornamental niches. The bathrooms are little jewels, each of them a unique blend of old and new. The furnishing is the creation of a local artist, recycling old dhow wood.
The house is available for rent, and the first floor and rooftop are the living quarters which sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children: There are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing areas, one overlooking a unique garden, the other one overlooking the courtyard. There is a third sleeping area which is ideal for children as it is close to the master bedroom. From the dining area on the first floor one can catch a glimpse of Lamu street life below. As in the old days, the rooftop is where the kitchen is located as well as a terrace overlooking Lamu town, ideal for afternoon tea with a good book or to enjoy a nice breeze. In the evening, the roof terrace becomes the favourite place for candle lit dinners and star gazing.