Set majestically amongst a palm tree plantation just outdoors the city of Marrakech, Maison Palmeraie is a spectacular contemporary dream house crafted by architect Helena Marczewski and interior designer Esther Gutmer. With an eclectic mix of Morocco’s purity and distinctive European influences, the property implicitly personifies the heritage of its owners, a Belgo-Moroccan family members.
The verdant landscape of the countryside is seamlessly directed to the interior spaces, which evoke this land’s modern day cultural influences. Alluring colours set against a backdrop of pristine white echo all through this modern day residence and reflect its exotic roots: jeweled purple, sea blue, dessert sand, earthy green and rich ebony. Plentiful windows let organic light spiritually dance within the open interior spaces, making a peaceful vibe.
The fluidity of the floor plan makes it possible for for the minimalist living regions to access a central courtyard of the house, which visually connect by walls of windows and glass doors. Two eye-catching cactus gardens play properly off of every other, with one particular at the top of the exterior entrance stairs and the other inside, terrarium-style beyond a glass wall.
On the primary floor lies the master suite, study and 3 bedrooms expanding outward towards the open-air courtyards, one featuring a sleek plunge pool. Steps ascend from the courtyard top to a rooftop terrace which affords tremendous views of the pool with private guest quarters, abundant olive tree groves, as well as the ethereal mountain ranges.
In the predominantly white living room, customized pieces such as the white-lacquer pedestal table and linear coffee tables balance the space and marry nicely with the plush designer furnishings imported from Europe. Bedrooms are placid with soft touches of texture and serene tones of lavender enveloping the space.
Traditional African-influence is not lost in this modern day dream dwelling, with panier-look side tables, a woven canvas-cushioned chair, South-African necklaces, mosaic patterned pillows, floor cushions with a geometric motif and Moroccan ottoman poufs artfully adorning the numerous constructed spaces.
Amidst an enclave of organic beauty and timeless ancestral influences, Maison Palmeraie is a modern day dream home rediscovered. (via)
Photographed by Richard Powers.