Inside Njugush and Celestine Ndinda’s luxurious home
Y’all remember that interview that comedian Timothy Kimani, popularly known as Njugush, gave when he revealed his family’s fortunes turned when they welcomed their first son, Tugi?
Well, it would appear that Njugush and his wife, Celestine Ndinda, have been putting that money to good use, having partnered with several top brands, including Safaricom, in content creation and business partnerships.
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One of the good uses they had for their heavy cash flow was the construction of their palatial home in Ruiru, Kiambu county, a place Celeste described as Ruiru ndani (interior of Ruiru town) when they welcomed the public into their home via a local TV show, Art Of Living hosted by Nailantei Kenga.
Celestine revealed that they moved into their grand high, double-ceiling maisonette home in 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic, having acquired the land in December 2017.
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The home is ensconced in a compound with trees planted by Njugush and a lovely gazebo set in the back with a homely living room setup and décor for resting outside.
Inside the house, the walls are painted in rich cream yellow that adds to the warmth of the homely look where Njugush – with Celestine’s help – selected living room furniture and décor in the tones of beige, coffee brown, shades of gold and orange.
The open living room space flows into the dining room and ushers guests into an equally lavish dining room where one is assured of fine dining if the furniture, décor, and cutlery laid out by Celestine is anything go by.
The beige and brown tone of the living room also flows into the dining room, and both spaces are accentuated by black designer chandeliers, which Celestine revealed to TV host Nailantei that her husband had ordered on Amazon.
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Next to the dining room is a bespoke kitchen which also has the beige tones but, this time, accentuated by black countertops, black and silver appliances, and beautiful white walls that add depth.
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Celestine also revealed that they agreed on a mature and minimalist look, which Njugush highlighted with his love for live plants around the house.
The stairway, complete with unique finishes, is illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows which extend from one end to the other; and the floors done with mkeka wa mbao.
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Celestine further revealed that the house needs to be fully completed, and they are still finishing the upper level two years after moving in.
She described the house as a labor of love because, at some point, she and her husband had to physically do some of the work at the height of Covid-19 when no fundis could come and work on their house.
“Tim and I would paint outside the house, and when the painter came, he would get mad and wonder who did the job. He would scrap it all off and repeat the work.
For a while we also didn’t have floors, and I would always be going for pedicures as the nail technician wondered where I was always walking barefoot,” Wakavinye told the show’s host as she described the time it took to build their five-bedroom luxurious home.
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