This is a simply breathtaking villa – owned by an incredible and generous and well respected Scottish artist.
He is a world renowned sculptor and writer – who’s extra-ordinary life is one of the most incredible and moving journeys; from its troubled beginnings in Glasgow and prison, through to personal reformation and political activism and finally artistic fame.
The house represents him so well – with its oriental atmosphere and worldly decor – and reflects him and his colourful life.
It was designed to the highest standard by its owner.
It is a luxury marrakech villa set amid the palm groves of marrakech with 180 degree views of the Atlas Mountains.
The property lies in a garden of 1.7 hectares with a full size pool made of Italian Carrera marble, an ornamental lake and an antique Indian pavilion.
Entering through 3.5m high brass carved doors one passes two lush green fountain courtyards before reaching the open living room of 200m2. This has 7.5 m high ceilings, a minstrel’s gallery and an open fireplace that looks through to the spacious dining room.
It is a luxury villa designed for entertaining. There is a large ground floor covered terrace and for sundowners a partially covered roof terrace from where you can watch the sunset over the palm trees.
There are four to five ensuite bedrooms, each with their own made to measure dressing room, Indian four poster beds and private garden terrace.
Throughout the villa is furnished with Chinese, Indian and Thai antique furniture and all the doors are salvaged from Rajasthani palaces.
Artworks were all commissioned specifically for the house.
The villa has a/c throughout, under floor heating in the living room, and central heating in the bedrooms.
In the grounds there is also a large artists studio that can be used as a separate ensuite bedroom.
There is a hammam, gym and a massage room.
There is a generous kitchen, laundry room, staff room and service courtyard and store.
The price is 1.75m €.