Thursday, 19 June 2014

Outdoor living

Outdoor living is a temporary series on the blog that contains stylish outdoor living areas and sometimes al fresco table settings. It's about celebrating the season of summer!

This is a terrace on the Ain Kassimou estate in Marrakech, Morocco. It takes my breath away every time I look at it. The owner is socialite and Italian art collector Marella Agnelli (the widow of former Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli (I read somewhere that he was called the unofficial king of Italy)). The property used to belong to the Hermès family and was a horse farm and polo grounds, but Agnelli bought it in 2007 and brought in garden designer Madison Cox. The terrace is part of the master-bedroom suit, planted with bougainvillea and shaded by a split-bamboo pergola. I just want to spend a day there with a do not disturb sign and books.

Above: A pavilion designed by architect Bill Willis. Below: The fountain outside the guest wing of the Ain Kassimou estate
photo credit:
Eric Boman for Vogue, August 2006

1 comment:

  1. A terrace integrated in the master-bedroom suit - that's what I call luxury! The garden in the bottom photo is breathtaking!


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