Marrakech is one of our favorite cities in the world as it offers a wealth of design inspiration for both our interiors and gardens. Few places highlight this better than Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Jardin Majorelle, a lush property inspired by the local landscape and design traditions, as well as its original owner, French painter Jacque Majorelle. Saint Laurent saved the property from demolition by a hotel group in 1980, and he and his partner Pierre Bergé spent years restoring the property to its former glory, and today it is one of the country’s most desirable attractions. not to mention an endless source of inspiration for creatives around the world. And a new offering from Morocco Sotheby’s International Realty offers close proximity to this iconic design landmark.
This beautiful home, listed by David Monterin, has a pristine location near Jardin Majorelle but has many attractive features of its own. The house was built in 1960 – six years before YSL began its love affair with Marrakech – and many of the original decorations are still intact, from the perfectly patinated terracotta tiles to the immaculate zellige tiles. The 6,996-square-foot home is home to six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor living at its finest. The price will be shared upon request.
The main house is all about maximizing indoor/outdoor living and entertaining as it features multiple living rooms surrounding a lush patio. Each of the four en-suite bedrooms is accompanied by a patio to ensure you can enjoy the views both publicly and privately. There is also a gazebo housing two en-suite bedrooms and a living room, making this home a perfect spot for large families and entertaining.
Of course the property would not be complete without a spectacular outdoor living area and the terrace and pool deck are an absolute dream. The space is shaded with jasmine and the pool is lined with deep blue zellige tiles.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the house has another interesting feature: a brick-and-mortar shop space overlooks Yves Saint Laurent Street and is a stone’s throw from the Jardin Majorelle. The house is perfect for creative types looking for an authentic retreat that is fully equipped for lavish long weekends with loved ones, as well as creating a design outpost, gallery or other showcase. Considering that Jardin Majorelle receives over 800,000 visitors a year, this website is the ultimate place to open a shop any time of the year.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the house can visit the listing page and contact David Monterin of Morocco Sotheby’s International Realty. We can only imagine how much this property will enrich the lives of its future owners and the nearby community for years to come.
Lauren Wicks is Associate Digital Editor at VERANDA, covering design trends, must-haves, travel inspiration and entertainment. Obsessed with globally inspired textiles, she throws dinner parties and French cocktails.