This is a unique renovated riad for sale in Essaouira situated right on the ancient city walls – in the most fantastic and prominent position by the old city clock tower.
It is such an incredible medina property and I am delighted that Chic Marrakech have been instructed to market it as exclusive Essaouira property agents.
The riad was dates back to the 18th century and was originally a renowned merchants house.
The riad is situated in a fantastic and highly visible spot – just behind the crenelated walls of the Medina, facing south towards the sea.
It as old as the first city plan from the early 1700s.
The house belonged historically to a long line of Jewish merchants – who were invited by the Sultan at the city’s conception to live there and help facilitate international trade.
In the last century a renowned European family bought the house and ran their wine business from it.
This medina property is a four and a half storied house with incredibly lofty and wide rooms – and wonderful architectural elements. Not least it’s ornamental wood work around the internal patio and first floor feature balcony.
In current time – the principal living space is upstairs on the first and second floor – with a fantastic spread of impressive and grand rooms.
There is a super cool stone spiral staircase that runs from top to bottom.
At present the riad boasts on the ground floor an entrance hall and a large storage space. Originally storage for wine. On the first floor is a lofty courtyard with a small decorative fountain and dining space, a kitchen, a bathroom with bathtub, a spacious sitting room, a bedroom and a storage room. On the second floor is a decorative wooden balcony and two suites and a small bedroom. On the third floor are two large bedrooms in a more rustic style, a bathroom and the lower terrace. Then there is an upper terrace with exceptional panoramic views and 360 degree views across the whole of Essaouira.
It is worth noting that the owners have installed a gas heating system.
The price is 460,000 €.
Further details upon request from Chic Marrakech.