The property, Sidi Hussein, covers 7,000 square feet and is built around 2 courtyards, a pool and vibrant green areas. The villa- or 'ryad'- was the product of Dominique Lubar and Francois Gilles who worked alongside two Moroccan architects to create this Moroccan retreat.

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It is built using traditional mud architecture, based on the extension and restoration of an original building. Inside there is an eclectic choice of furniture and a modern taste for light. Unlike fashionable new builds in the northern hemisphere this house is filled with light as sunlight filters cleverly and not overwhelmingly throughout the building.

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Full height double windows extend the kitchen and dining room into the central courtyard. Continuous ceramic tiling in shades of green link the dining areas together. Square orange tiles cover the table, which is shaded and complimented by the large orange tree, which supplies the kitchen with fresh oranges everyday.

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You are reminded of your central town location as the bustling sounds of everyday Taroudant can be heard from the rooftops.

Text and photography by Charlotte Fitzgerald 

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