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A historical house in Casablanca can be proud of having hosted Roosevelt, Churchill and De Gaulle!

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Who lives here

A Moroccan couple in their early sixties, happy parents, and grandparents

Location

Casablanca, Morocco

Size

600 square meters / 6458 square feet

 

Dar al houb Es Saeed was built in 1936 on the hills of Anfa, one of the most prestigious neighborhood in Casablanca. Nestled in a 1600 square meters (17222 square feet) garden, this villa is rich in history and is known for hosting key political leaders like Roosevelt, Churchill and De Gaulle who participated to the Anfa conference that took place in 1943 to plan the Allied European strategy during World War II. When Fatima Zohra and Jaouad moved into this home almost 10 years ago, the biggest challenge was to make it “feel like home” without losing the architectural spirit of the house. Both passionate about architecture, interior design, art and literature, they have personalized each room of this house with art pieces and furniture bought over the years from antique dealers, Hotel Mamounia and George V auction sales and designer stores such as Flamand.

This house is far from being a traditional Moroccan abode and you will not find many things that remind you of Morocco, except the amazing sunlight that penetrates through the large windows of the living room and the veranda, and some amazing works of art from Fathiya Tahiri or Glaoui, two famous Moroccan painters.

The owners’ three children have now left the house but there is still a very warm and lively atmosphere. Endless meals by the pool regularly gather friends and family. Enjoy the tour!

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