Supermodel Naomi Campbell has vacationed in Kenya for so long that she fell in love with the country and decided to buy a house in Malindi.
The 50-year-old British supermodel, who was named Magical Kenya Ambassador early this year, bought her Malindi villa 20 years ago but started visiting Kenya in the 90s.
“It’s a very calming place,” Campbell says in the interview with Architectural Digest.
“You don’t really want to be on the phone. You’re not trying to find a television. You just want to read and be with yourself. It’s nice to just have the silence and the crickets.”
The villa, which is roughly worth several million dollars is more than stunning, to say the least, and is easily one of the most expensive houses in Kenya.
Campbell recently hooked up with America’s Architectural Digest and gave them an inside look and how she spends her days whenever in Malindi.
The house overlooks the Indian Ocean and features a saltwater pool that extends outdoors from the center of the living room.
Her favorite touch of the house? Her thatched makuti roof.
“We’ve had this one for at least 12 years, and it’s still in good form,” she says.
“Because of the air, wind, and sea salt, things can break down very quickly here, but it’s held up so well, and it’s just like a piece of art in itself.”
The house also has a lot of collectibles from all over Africa collected by the supermodel to every country in Africa.
“I love all of the African continent; there isn’t one country I love more than another, and I want that to be clear,” she told AD.
“Each place in Africa has something magical about it.”
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