This 18th-century Moroccan riad has had a monochrome make-over.
London-based designer Lisa Burke bought 5 Columns – as the property is known – in 2005 and set up about restoring it, taking pains to preserve its original features. These include thura wood ceilings, sandstone columns and black-and-white tiled floors.
The tiles provide the cue for the pared-back colour scheme throughout the four-storey property, offset with a few bright flashes in the form of cushion fabrics, artworks and plants.
As well as four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, the riad has two large roof terraces with a bar and kitchen for al fresco dining, overlooking the surrounding rooftops.
The property sits in the Chbanat area of the city, famous for its textile workshops and close to the medina – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For the aquatically inclined, the beach is 10 minutes away and is popular with wind and kite surfers.