Moroccan Rapture

When New York art dealer Dorothea McKenna Elkon first purchased this 18th century riad in Essaouira, Morocco, it was crumbling and in total disrepair. And so began its renovation and the transformation, with arched doorways, earthy colors, vaulted ceilings and sunlit rooms, is simply glorious! Swoon . . .

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(images from Architectural Digest via DustJacket)

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  1. Denisa wrote:

    That style is really amazing.

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    11.4.13
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  2. Beautiful!
    XO CHAMAFASHION
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    11.5.13
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  3. STEL STYLE wrote:

    amazing architecture!!!

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  4. beautiful, gorgeous and just plain amazing.

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  5. Laura wrote:

    Wow beautiful !

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    Love from Paris

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  6. Dimitri wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful. Love that style so much.
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  7. Allura wrote:

    This is more lush and beautiful than many of the places I saw when in Morocco recently. What a beautiful restoration. x Allura x kittenlamoda.com

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  8. I was in Essaouira and it’s a beautiful small fisher town! We lived there in a very modest hotel… You pics are beautiful!!!

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  9. Kasey wrote:

    Breathtaking! I’ve always loved Moroccan architecture, so inspiring and beautiful.
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  10. Ade wrote:

    So beautiful! I’ve been in Essaouira this summer, it’s incredible. though it would have been nice if the architect had picked up more of the blue-white-colours that Essaouira is all about.

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  11. Lauren wrote:

    Gorgeous, id love to visit morroco and stay in a place like this.
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  12. meg wrote:

    Phenomenal. Lovely.

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  13. Such a gorgeous Morrocan house! The colors, structures and the design is superb.

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  14. Love to see the intricate carvings all over the house. A unique Morrocan style. Great!

    11.6.13
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  15. i.s. wrote:

    so so so gorgeous x
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    11.6.13
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