Developer of Tilisi have today begun construction of its first housing project, reversing the trend towards high density properties with the 186-home Tilisi Views residential estate. The developer says the estate will offer home-owners more space on each plot, tree-lined streets and additional acres of communal recreational space.
“We have seen developers moving inexorably towards higher density developments as a way of supposedly lifting revenues, with even detached villas offering little more than a parking space for new owners. But we have decided to stay true to our dream of a better lifestyle at Tilisi, with houses on one eighth, a quarter, and half-acre plots, all designed to maximise garden space,” said Kavit Shah, co-CEO of Tilisi Developments Plc, the developer of the Tilisi mega-city.
The new residential estate will include nine play areas, one for each cluster of 15 to 30 villas, a recreation space, and jogging tracks.
“Delivering a better quality of life at Tilisi has seen us concentrate on creating a green and natural environment, as something we can do from our positioning that literally isn’t possible in Kilimani, or Westlands, or even very much in Gigiri, nowadays. But it creates an entirely different kind of life for our future residents,” said Ranee Nanji, co-CEO of Tilisi.
The developer cites research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reporting that people who live close to green space have lower rates of depression and anxiety and better physical health than those who live in more urban settings. Gardens and green open spaces also encourage more physical activity.
“Our goal with the project was to meet the needs of Kenyan home owners by offering a serene beautiful environment at an affordable rate,” said Ranee.
Construction of the first 26 units has begun and will be completed by October 2021.The project which is fully financed by Tilisi Development PLC, will sit on 41 acres of the 400 acre mega city, with an open day scheduled for 26th and 27th October 2019.
Prices for the villas range from KES 19m for three-bedrooms to KES 60m for five-bedrooms.