This palatial Marrakech riad just up for sale on the medina property market is truly something else.
I cannot think of any other medina property like it.
It is a massive and imposing 1,000m2 luxury riad – situated in the most impressive prime spot in the Marrakech medina.
It consists of two elements – the principal property of 850m2 with its extraordinary proportions and grand Moroccan architecture – and the secondary property of 150m2 that is at the rear.
It is incredibly rare to find medina real estate like this – with such a massive courtyard space – and incredible volumes.
The principal property is a historic colonnaded grand garden riad – with a ground to first floor elevation of circa 8 metres – then recessed first floor rooms set upon the vast roof terrace.
As can be seen from the photographs – the overall aesthetic is simply stunning.
Immediately upon entry into the riad – there is at every turn – a total wow factor.
The courtyard spacing is generously split between a sizeable pool – solarium space – shaded seating under the redolent orange trees – and chillout seating in the two lofty recessed sides on the two colonnaded facades and the lounge in the conservatory.
The principal house spreads from the patio on three sides.
One of the most noteworthy points of the house itself is the sheer scale of the rooms – as well as the loftiness – the original detailing such as the antique ceilings and the style of the interiors.
The property was designed as a five bedroom luxury riad – with a small service house at the rear – for staff and kitchen facilities.
It originally benefitted from on the ground floor a vast entrance hall, a patio with a pool, a massive suite with a bar, an alcove, a walk in dressing and a bathroom, a second massive bedroom with a massive bathroom, a 50m2 dining room / lounge in the conservatory, a vast triple salon, a communal loo, a spa with a hammam, bathroom, massage room and dressing room, and a communicating passage to the smaller riad. In the smaller riad is a second entrance / separate staff entrance, a reception area, an entrance hall, four kitchens, a patio, a communal bathroom, and a changing room.
Then on the roof terrace of the principal house is the vast terracing space – three suites – and a staff room. On the rear property were two further bedrooms, an alcove and a staff dressing room.
It is worth noting that the room usage has been modified slightly to accommodate some restaurant facilities.
Further details are available from Chic Marrakech.
The price is 2.3m €.