Marrakech: and a tale of a beautiful Moroccan courtyard house (riad) for sale

I met her years ago.  I'm not even sure how.  But I remember thinking light poured from her.  She collected heart stones and was connected to the universe. 

She was (and is) Swedish -- as many beautiful things are.

She had a little and perfect Moroccan vacation home in Marrakech.  I wrote about it here.  Oh. It's now for sale.  Perhaps it should be yours?

It has a courtyard at its center...

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with lovely features...

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and glamorous light fixtures & nooks in the living & dining room.

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The prettiest stairs...

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lead up to  just two bedrooms -- each as pure as a Christmas tale (and overlooking the courtyard below).

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Amazing & elaborate sculpted crown molding everywhere.  And even...calligraphy!


Further up still....a terrace!

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and a private outdoor shower (to complement the 2 full baths inside, of course).

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1100 square feet, less than 200,000 dollars.  In the heart of the Marrakech medina.  Perfectly renovated and furnished.  Can we be neighbors?  

If you would like to see it or have more information, drop me a line at moroccanmaryam(at)yahoo.com.

PS Did you know that this darling house is in my book, Marrakesh by Design?  Yes, I love it that much.  A detail shot is even on the book cover!

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PPS If you like this blog post, take a peek at my Pinterest boards.  I have one on Moroccan design.

PPPS Did you hear that Marrakech won Africa's leading destination for 2012 in the World Travel Awards? Check it out here.  I am as proud as a Moroccan Auntie. 

Marrakech: and a tale of a beautiful riad for sale

Maybe it's time you ran away...........to Marrakech.  (Why I did it myself.)

I might know just the right home should you come to your senses (or lose your marbles, depending on how you look at it).  Because (Can it be?) the beautiful riad in the Marrakech medina.........the one that was in Elle Decor and in Elle Decoration France and  in House & Garden UK..................

.....is for sale.

How I wish it were mine.




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 Here are the specs:  Sidi Ben Slimane neighborhood - 15-minute walk to souks + Place Jemma El Fna • titled 250+-year-old home • 2,500 square feet • 3 bedroom / 2.5 baths • central courtyard • ground floor: living room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, study, powder room + large storage/laundry room • 2nd floor: master bedroom/dressing + bath and 2 guest bedrooms (one with ensuite bath) • terrace with tented lounging area • solar hot water+ radiant heat in courtyard 

And all covered with sublime Popham Design tile............

Only $325,000.  Worth so so much more.  Did I mention it comes furnished, save a few pieces of art?  Contact: caitlin at cdowesandes@gmail.com

Please buy it and invite me over for mint tea.