The 19th century terraced house located at 575 Wandsworth Road in London is a work of art. Over two decades, Khadambi Asalache, a Kenyan-born poet, novelist, math philosopher and British civil servant, renovated the house and turned it into a breathtaking structure.
Born in Kenya, Asalache studied architecture and fine art in Nairobi before immigrating to London in 1960. In 1967, he published a novel, A Calabash of Life, as well as a poetry collection, Sunset in Naivasha in 1973. He also worked for the British Treasury department. Asalache purchased the property in 1981, and began to fill the house with hand-carved embellished walls, each room highlighting his vision and artistry.
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