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New Mansions in Mangaf (3)

Last – the Grand Finale:

How many people live in a house like this? Is it divided into apartments? When we were looking for a villa, we were shown many houses like this, houses so BIG for two people and a cat that I was afraid we would rattle around in them like marbles. Some houses had four or five living rooms. More than one had a swimming pool on the main floor as you walked into the house. Most had kitchens outside the house, connected by a walkway, and only a tiny microwave/small fridge/coffee maker kind of kitchen inside the house. I am guessing these houses are similar.

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This has to be an apartment, or several branches of the same family will all have separate suites, with some rooms in common. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

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July 10, 2007 - Posted by | Building, Community, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos

7 Comments »

  1. I like the traditional feel of the first one 🙂

    Comment by kinano | July 10, 2007 | Reply

  2. There are still so many more beautiful houses in that area – I only showed a few. Take one of your weekend drives through there – there are some amazing places.

    Did you see the one with the wind tower on top? It actually faces the Gulf Road.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 10, 2007 | Reply

  3. People love to boast their house design, they never go for simple ones. But what really matters is not the design itself rather than how much it would cost if they consider selling it. Real Estate is one crazy market in Kuwait which makes me wonder where am I going to have a house. In Wafra maybe. :/

    Comment by MacaholiQ8 | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  4. Have hope, Mac, I still see large open plots of unused land, even near the city. I am betting by paying attention, you could build a house for a reasonable price, because labor costs are less expensive, even though materials are expensive. To me, good design is elegant – not a lot of space wasted.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  5. I like the first… Not the second. Sorry 🙂

    intlxpatr, I am linking this post (and the other 2) into a websie I’ve built about Mangaf http://www.mangaf.net. Hope this is ok with you.

    Thanks

    Comment by Bu Yousef | September 12, 2008 | Reply

  6. Bu Yousef, you are welcome. I am honored.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 12, 2008 | Reply

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