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New Mansions in Mangaf (2)


This house has a fortunate location, not so close to all the others. Watch in the next few photos – the houses are lovely, but only feet from one another along the sides. It means there will be some very dark rooms on the inside, unless they have a center courtyard, and few of these houses do:


Nice proportions, but looks dark inside:


A little bit close:



These are close, but there is no one right across the street looking in your windows:


Many have “For Rent” signs on them!

July 9, 2007 - Posted by | Building, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Financial Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos


  1. The houses are lovely, I drove past them today during my errands..but then again..I’m happy with my lil 2 room apartment. 🙂

    You live south too?

    Comment by Я | July 9, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hey! You were in my neighborhood. Too bad I wasn’t around, you could have popped in for some tea.

    P.S. I don’t live in those mansions, our house is one of the many smaller ones built there by real estate companies.

    Comment by Stinni | July 9, 2007 | Reply

  3. These are nice, but I really am impressed by the ones being developed in Salwa right overlooking the main street. They look awesome 🙂

    But I would never understand what people would do with so many rooms?! I will be more than happy to have a two bedroom apartment overlooking a nice city view. With modern furniture interiors and antique accessories and…


    Comment by kinano | July 9, 2007 | Reply

  4. I love Mangaf & the houses there…. I’ve always dreamt – still dreaming- of living there after i get married hopefuly! It’s so peaceful and “away”.

    Comment by chikapappi | July 10, 2007 | Reply

  5. R – Sometimes I live south!

    I really like driving, and I end up all over the city. When I can, I take photos. But yes, I also opted for smaller, rather than larger, because I didn’t want the hassle of too big. My small apartment is over 2500 sq feet, which is plenty for one woman, one man, one cat. We have bathrooms we don’t even use. If my family lived nearby, it would be different, but they don’t.

    Stinni – Hey! I waved as I passed your house, but I didn’t stop because I thought you might be cooking! I love your neighborhood, and smaller is actually very large by our standards!

    Kinano, you are right, there is some gorgeous stuff going up in Salwa right now. I know the exact ones you are talking about – a couple have had For Rent signs on them – GREAT location, but . . . maybe a little noisy? As for daydreams, I buy the magazines and clip things I like and have a whole folder of dreams – but it helps you to know what you want when you renovate or build. Keep dreaming! Do you have a folder started?

    Chikapappi, it is a lovely area, and it looks like it will be a sweet neighborhood. And – literally only minutes away from the big city, but still has that beach neighborhood feel. How cool!

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 10, 2007 | Reply

  6. I have a folder on my PC!

    I have a habit of scavenging various kinds of pictures and photos off the internet which mostly turn out to be of either architectural edifices or various interesting interiors. Plus, we have a subscription for the Architectural Digest (my sister is an architect-in-the-making) so that helps too 😀

    Comment by kinano | July 10, 2007 | Reply

  7. Oh cool, Kinan! There is also Elle Decor, and something called Veranda, and then there are always the House and Garden magazines – but also you can find really cool ideas in Gourmet magazines and Travel magazines, too . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 10, 2007 | Reply

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