Sirai House is found in the Laikipia region of Kenya, on the Borana Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya. Situated high on a remote ridge at the edge of the indigenous cedar and wild olive forest, it offers stunning views in every direction.
Built by local craftsmen with local materials it has a true sense of place, yet its eyecatching style reflects a love of archictecture, design and art.
Though secluded, it offers every comfort. In short, it is a contemporary East African Home.
The Drawing Room
The drawing room is the focal point of the house. High ceilings, makuti roofing, persian rugs and giant carved sandstone fireplaces at each end make it a perfect spot for entertaining.
The Dining Room
The dining room seats twenty-two but manages to feel informal thanks to the eclectic collection of chairs and mismatched crockery.
The Billiards Room
After dinner, enjoy a game of billiards at the full size William Bentley table or you might prefer to settle in by the fire with a cognac.
If you are looking for peace and quiet, settle down in the library and enjoy the extensive collection of Africana - biographies, histories and guides to flora and fauna. Please don't take any books out of the room.
The Long Hall
As far as possible we have used local materials and techniques: meru and isiolo stone, Mount Kenya cedar, thanje and makuti roofing.
The house is a treasure trove of works of art, unique furniture, curios, books and sculpture.
Terraced gardens surround the house and gradually fall away away into the wild flowers and grasses of the bush.
Sirai embraces outdoor living with its verandahs, terraced lawns, covered dining places, croquet lawn and boule pit. We also have a beautiful heated pool.
A Boma is a traditional Masai cattle enclosure and is the inspiration for our fire pit, the perfect spot for sundown drinks.