Monday, February 13, 2012

Sale of Fez Medina House to Benefit Local Orphanage

Anyone who studies the property market in the Fez Medina will know that at the moment there are a good number of properties for sale at reasonable prices. This means that as a seller, you need to have something special - a little extra. Now one man has come up with a unique and generous idea. He has offered to donate 10,000 Euro from the sale of his properties to a local orphanage.
the view is superb

The View from Fez is not in the property business, but the idea of raising money for the Centre Amal Orphanage at Hospital Ghassani in Fes is a good one and so we investigated.

For sale are two adjacent properties - one with the dwelling and the other a garden - located in a quiet street running between the Medina's two main thoroughfares. The site area totals 260 sq. metres. Property experts will tell you that finding a well situated riad or dar that has land attached is not common. At the centre of the property is a beautiful antique mosaic courtyard and fountain.

examples of fine plaster and zellij work

Only one landlord owns the portfolio of properties, avoiding complicated and negotiations with real estate agents. The property’s title deed has been converted from an Arabic to a French title, which makes any transaction more secure and easy to execute. Asking price is around 255,000 Euro.

The project includes architectural plans for building an extension. The dwelling, believed to date from late 18th century, is a fine example of traditional Moroccan architecture, and it is In the heart of this property is an antique mosaic courtyard and fountain, typical to Fassi architecture.

The accommodation includes: 6 bedrooms, 1 staff bedroom, 2 living rooms, kitchen, internal courtyard and 2 roof terraces. The first roof terrace has plenty of space for sunbathing and al fresco dining. The second upper roof terrace has magnificent 360-degree views across the Medina and beyond to the Atlas Mountains.

a future bedroom or lounge area

The interior design and architecture of this property display some good examples of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship:
• The walls are covered with outstanding hand-carved plaster work.
• Throughout the building there are exceptional hand-carved cedar doors, windows and balconies.
• Magnificent hand-carved cedar wood bridges adorn the upper floors.
• The Riad has unusual zellij (handmade tiles) designs.
• Antique hand-made ironwork varies in design throughout the building.

The present owner says: “The property is a development opportunity for a boutique hotel or B&B with up to 12 bedrooms, garden, restaurant, pool and spa”.

For more information contact The View from Fez ( and we will put you in touch with the owner. 



Khear@Avida Cebu said...

I just simply like your blog. The photos were great and for me you did a wonderful job. Thank you.

Nicky khan said...

thank you

homely home

teaintangiers said...

Great idea - will share it on my blog ! Hope it sells and the orphanage benefits.

teaintangiers said...

Great idea - will share it on my blog and hope it helps the orphanage get its donation!