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Luxury in Morocco

January 19th, 2011

In Morocco this week at Jardin Majorelle Yves Saint Laurent Expo and researched this article on his residence here.

Yves Saint Laurent’s house in Morocco up for sale

August 18, 2009 – Morocco

Yves Saint Laurent villa tangier

The Tangier, Morocco, cliffside home of the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is up for sale. Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé purchased the property in 1998.

Now Christie’s Great Estates have announced that Marrakech broker Majorelle Investissement is offering the house for sale with an undisclosed asking price.

Villa Mabrouka

The 9,700 square feet home, Villa Mabrouka (House of Luck) is in a superb cliffside position overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar.

Villa Mabrouka is approached through a courtyard garden that opens into an entrance hall with arcades and black and white checkerboard floor tiles.

Yves Saint Laurent villa tangier

Beautiful gardens designed by Madison Cox surround the main house, which opens through a Moorish-style entry flowing into a lobby with white Moroccan arcades.

Cox laid out the garden with towering palms, citrus and rolling lawns to emphasise the unfettered view across the sea.

Yves Saint Laurent villa morocco

The pool was carved out of a large rock and has an adjacent red stucco pavilion by American architect Stuart Church.

The interior design was by the legendary designer Jacques Grange. It was based on the house of an eccentric Englishman who moved to Tangier in the 1950s,’ says Grange.

There are a couple of sitting rooms in the house including the Blue Room which is all done up in blue chintz and the Yellow Room in, surprise, yellow chintz.

Yves Saint Laurent villa morocco

Other public rooms include a dining room with bamboo walls, and office and a library that, according to listing information, exudes an English club atmosphere and a Colonial era fireplace.

There are, according to listing information, three bedrooms on the main level including two master bedrooms with verandas and private poopers as well as a third bedroom that also includes a private pooper.

Villa Mabrouka

There are two additional bedrooms that share a bathroom on the garden level where the professionally equipped kitchen is located.

Christie’s also says it will offer a second sale from the art collection of Saint Laurent and Berge with auction house Pierre Berge and Associates on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in Paris.

Sources: Realestalker Riadzany

Yves Saint Laurent

La Casa de Crystal, Vieques Puerto Rico

March 28th, 2010
La Casa de Crystal

                                Stunning Vacation Getaway                 Enjoy all of the following:   Private villa on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped secure grounds / Extra large master bedroom with air conditioning, en suite shower / Expansive views from every room/ Two story living room with floor to ceiling glass and endless views / Fully equipped kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator and Gaggenau appliances / Food and cleaning service available **Extra charge will apply / Luxuriously large pool, bask in the sun lounging on Richard Shultz pool chaises / Separate fully equipped gym / Close proximity to beaches, shops and cafes / Unique Prouve inspired architecture, Henry Myerberg architect/ Enjoy amazing views from your own private villa in the exclusive enclave of La Llave, Vieques Puerto Rico. Casa de Crystal is a private estate located on over 5 acres in the exclusive enclave called La Llave in Vieques Puerto Rico. The villa is situated behind gates at the top of a private drive surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds complete with Zen garden, very large pool and a separate private gym. It can sleep up to 4 persons comfortably, has 2 bedrooms (one of the bedrooms is loft style) and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom is very large with spectacular unobstructed views of the Caribbean; you wake up to the sun kissed reflections of the sea and relax in the afternoon to the water glistening as the sun descends. It has a fully equipped kitchen with Gaggenau stove and oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker anything you would need to entertain or not entertain. There is a large barbecue just outside of the kitchen. There is a phone, wireless Internet and also Direct T.V so you are not completely out of touch. For our guests we arrange for your pick up at the Vieques airport. The driver will escort you to the car rental and then to the house for a tour and the keys. The off site property manager is available as your local contact should you have any questions or concerns while at the house. We collect a 50% deposit to reserve the villa and the balance due plus a $500.00 refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to your arrival date. The nightly rate is $500 (Nov 16 to April 15) and $425 (April 16 to Nov 15), 3 night minimum stay is required. For reservations please contact me directly at 310-498-4942 (9:30a.m – 6p.m Pacific Standard Time) or e-mail me at with your dates. A rental agreement is then e-mailed to you for review and the dates placed on hold till deposit payment is received. Maximum hold is 3 days but an extension can be requested. Call or e-mail today for more information.  We hope that you will choose us for your holiday.