This pristine villa designed by architect Stephan Boeri comes into view like a shimmering mirage in the outskirts of the beautiful port city of Essaouira. Sweeping open-plan spaces enclose a twenty-meter lap pool that appears to dress the arid landscape like an art installation in nature.
Each of the three spacious rooms are light-filled, fitted with large windows that invite the viewer to enjoy the best angles of the villa’s private terraces, the pool, and its surrounding gardens. The Balinese-style bathroom is particularly enjoyable with its rock basins and long bath that opens up to the garden.
Villa L03 is sleek and sexy, yet delightfully approachable. A combination of cool whites and raw textures with injections of color from local hand-woven textiles and playful iconic mid-century furniture create a feeling of friendliness. Oversized photographs adorn the walls, inviting us to travel and stop for beauty.
Spaces are divided into nooks for relaxation: Two living areas with wide and deep sofas are separated by a little indoor tropical garden, sun loungers let you soak up the sun without leaving the pool, and a cushy cluster of Paulin’s Groovy armchairs await sunset cocktails. The fully equipped convivial kitchen island never leaves the chef to labor alone.
Should you decide to visit during the chillier months, an elegant fireplace awaits to keep you warm, and an integrated barbecue pit allows for some warm feasting in the open. Though who ever needs an excuse for a poolside barbecue?