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Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech
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A house right next to Morocco’s iconic Jardin Majorelle has just gone up for sale

Could this be the year’s hottest property listing?

Sophie Dickinson
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Everything Yves Saint Laurent turned his gaze to ended up being iconic. This electric blue villa in Marrakech, which he lived in for decades and made his own by doing up the surrounding gardens, is no exception. The Jardin Majorelle sits right in the heart of the Moroccan city, and made the perfect retreat for the fashion legend and partner Pierre Bergé. And now, in a bizarre twist, a property right next to it (which shares the same gardens) could be yours. 

Of course, the place isn’t likely to be affordable. In fact, it’ll probably cost millions (enquire with the estate agent, Sotheby’s, if you’ve got mega-bucks to spare). But even so, if living among cacti and jasmine plants sounds like your kind of dream state, simply taking a look at the listing can’t hurt, can it? Here are some pics of the place.

‘Fenêtre hivernale’
Photograph: Sotheby’s
‘Fenêtre hivernale’
Photograph: Sotheby’s
‘Fenêtre hivernale’
Photograph: Sotheby’s

The house was designed in the 1930s by the French painter Jacques Majorelle (hence the name). It was later bought by Saint Laurent, who refurbished the gardens and outdoor space. The house itself is hidden among labyrinthine courtyards, and holds several living rooms and four en-suite bedrooms. Oh, and if you’re expecting guests, they can stay in the adjacent pavilion houses, hidden next to a swimming pool and deck area.

The main bright blue home is now, of course, a pretty major tourist destination, complete with a café and gift shop. By the sound of things, this is totally separate from the property that’s gone up for sale. But that doesn’t make this other place any less special. If you fancy a virtual snoop around, you can see the Sotheby’s listing here.

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