The Chic Marrakech blog offers an introduction to the property market in the Marrakech Medina and advice on both renovation and design of historic homes, or riads, as well as listing an introductory selection of attractive, interesting locally priced riads.
About me: I have had a long love affair with Morocco and for the past few years, am pleased to be able to call it my adopted home. Right from the first time I backpacked here many years ago, I fell for the country's exotic charm. Little did I know then I would end up marrying a Moroccan, writing a novel about our forbidden affair, then dropping my life in London to settle in Marrakech. My writing days are now behind me and I am fortunate enough to design and restore riads in Marrakech and contribute, in a small way, to a city I love. For an introduction to my work, please visit www.chic-marrakech.com
The emblematic Moroccan arch Principal courtyard at Villa Des OrangersOne of the most striking and emblematic design features of a riad is the arch. Riads would be wholly different without them.Arches undoubtedly help to create and characterise the distinct Moroccan architecture of traditional Medina homes.Arches are ubiquitou... Thu, 09 May 2013 17:45:00
Traditional decorative Moroccan corbels and muqarnas Decorative wooden corbels on a pillared balcony at Riad El Fenn Traditional architecture in riads often marries beautiful and ornate Moroccan architectural detailing with soft clean finishing to create a balanced and harmonious aesthetic.This balanced design perspective helps create the essential am... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:03:00
Riad of the month
This 120m2 marrakech medina property is delightful and has to be my riad of the month.
As far as small unrestored riads go, it absolutely has everything going for it - from its cool design and architecture, to its excellent room configuration and prime location.It is worth noting that although ... Sun, 06 Jan 2013 09:45:00
The last palace of Marrakech
Since I blogged about the last palaces of Marrakech available on the Medina property market and also the last grand historic riads too, several have quietly sold. Unfortunately, there are so few left now.However this extra-ordinary titled 608m2 palace is still up for grabs and it is undoubtedly ... Sat, 05 Jan 2013 09:49:00
An exquisite riad back on the market
I am delighted that Chic Marrakech have been asked to relist this restored 18th century titled 220m2 riad, which is steeped in history.It undoubtedly has some of the finest antique detailing I have ever seen and price wise - it is an absolute deal.I would, in fact, even go as far as saying that ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:37:00