- Steve Maina, the contractor behind the construction of a mansion atop an apartment, was surprised at the unexpected viral attention the project has garnered
- Maina revealed that the initial concept proposed by the apartment owner seemed implausible to him at first
- However, after careful consideration and collaboration with the property owner, they were able to develop a feasible plan for the unconventional construction
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Steve Wangeci Maina, the contractor responsible for constructing a mansion atop an apartment, has expressed his surprise after the project went viral on social media.
How did Maina react when he first learned of the idea?
The unique architectural marvel has captivated the online community, drawing attention to the intricate work done by Maina and his team.
Maina, who was initially sceptical about the feasibility of building a mansion on top of an apartment, revealed that the idea was presented to him by the apartment owner.
In an interview on Paxson TV's YouTube channel, Maina explained that he, along with the apartment owner, collaborated to develop the unconventional concept into a viable plan.
"When the owner first proposed the idea, I wasn't open to it. However, after consulting with an engineer, we were able to devise a plan that would bring the vision to life," Maina stated.
The construction, which spanned five years, faced prolonged timelines due to the project's dependency on the financial resources available to the client.
Maina emphasised the duration was influenced by the client's ability to provide the necessary funding for the ambitious project, which ultimately cost between KSh 3.7 to KSh 4 million.
Maina says mansion's viral fame surprised him
"I have built this house for around 5 years. It took a long time because it depends on the client's available resources. It has taken around KSh 3.7 to KSh 4 million," Maina explained.
Expressing gratitude for the project's unexpected attention, Maina admitted that he was taken aback when photos of the mansion started going viral.
He humorously mentioned that, at first, he thought people were talking about it because the structure had collapsed.
"But I am thankful to God as people can see the work of my hands," he added.
The mansion on top of an apartment has become a symbol of innovative architecture and has sparked discussions about unconventional building designs.
As the story continues to capture the public's imagination, Maina's journey from scepticism to success stands as a testament to the power of collaborations.
Owner of viral mansion speaks
Earlier, Annie Lumbasi, the lady behind the trending palatial home on top of the apartment, said it took her KSh 4 million to build the home.
Lumbasi, who alternates between living in Kenya and the US, revealed she grew up in Zimmerman, and that is where the now famous house is located.
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The married mother of four disclosed she always wanted a house, but she only had one plot.
"I came up with the idea of having an apartment with a penthouse at the top. When I approached my contractor, Stephen Wangechi, he said it was possible," she said.
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The lady flexed DIY skills and gave online users tips on changing their house within a reasonable budget. The woman's project serves as an inspiration to other homeowners who may be considering a DIY project.
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