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The Little House Itself

By Elizabethwix

When we lived in the little house in Derb Djedid it had bags of charm -- but probably all sorts of structural defects and quirks.
There was the time when we had to jump over a giant hole in the stairs and had to have an entire beam replaced.
There was the time the courtyard filled up to our knees with flash flood water.So, it was exciting when we heard that the new owners were completely remodeling the place.

The Little House Itself


So, this is where the salon was -- an uber-swanky kitchen. Gosh.

The Little House Itself

I don't think I ever took a photo of our old kitchen.....
The Little House Itself

Look at the wonderful storage carved into the very thick walls.
The Little House Itself

This is the front hall. The floor was raised 18 inches and the scruffy little WC is now a utility room.
The Little House Itself

The bathroom window
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The stairs are in a quite different place. Above where the old kitchen was.
The Little House Itself

Looking down into the courtyard......
The Little House Itself

Looking up from it.......
The Little House Itself

I was happy to see jasmine on the roof. So, the little house has an entirely new life which is thrilling.We were welcomed back for a state visit. I was surprised that I wasn't a bit sad --just pleased to see how well the work was done. Grant Rawlings of Chic-Marrakech designed the new house and oversaw the whole project.

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