This is such an incredible riad. Palace rather.
It was diligently restored over twenty five years ago and has become one of the most exclusive and photographed properties in all Marrakech.
It has featured in all the original Marrakech design books and is instantly recognisable.
The property is truly ancient.
Its oldest remnants date back to the 17th century and the palace originally belonged to a famous caid.
It is grand and imposing and overwhelming authentic – and full of abundant charm.
The wonderful owners – old marrakech folk – deliberately didn’t over restore the property – and wanted to retain the original essence of the house and its character and ambience.
It is a ten bedroom home with ample provision for additional rooms and boasts a sprawling layout between three principal courtyards.
It was restored in the flamboyant Marrakech style of the eighties – by Bill Willis’s builder and it very much embodies his decor – with his bold use of tadelakt, brick work and zellij.
Hopefully these photos provide a sense of the place.
At present the property boasts on the ground floor a triple gated entrance, a reception room, a technical room, a suite with a mezzanine, a library / grand salon / snug, a pergola with summer dining and a fireplace, a double kitchen with a dumb waiter for the terrace, a grand dining room, a summer dining room, two staircases, four store rooms, a principal colonnaded courtyard with a proper garden, a second patio with two bhous and a covered pool – two open lounges and a zellij wall fountain, a hammam, a second entrance, two store rooms, a master salon with ancient detailing, a suite, and a third patio with a pool, and a spare room with a wine cave. Then on the first floor is a apartment and upper dining space, an open salon, a spread of terracing and seven different bedrooms – each individually styled.
Price upon request.
It is worth noting that several adjoining properties are available to buy should any buyer wish to expand.