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Beginnings

Beginnings

  Enchanted by Fez el Bali’s faded glory, and impressed with the rehabilitation of palaces, riads and neighborhoods in the medina, we purchased a small house in a neighborhood not far from the prestigious Karouine Mosque. Just minutes from R’cif parking, the neighborhood came with the […]

Messreiya inspiration

Messreiya inspiration

The courtyard is a dominant feature in Islamic architecture and the centerpiece of a dar. At Dar Borj Dahab, original plaster carving highlights a living space with nested arches that unify the messreiya suite of Moroccan salon, sitting room, and bedroom. We commissioned new carving to […]

The Casablanca Suite

The Casablanca Suite

A traditional Moroccan messreiya, or guesthouse, often features elegantly decorated living quarters on upper floors and shop quarters at ground level. In the case of Dar Borj Dahab, the ground floor had been a woodworker’s shop in some distant incarnation. The previous owner was using […]

A Medina home

A Medina home

The restoration of Dar Borj Dahab took us about three years, once we got the work underway after a couple of false starts. Along the way, we tended to some major work, replacing ancient wood flooring and mismatched ‘modern’ tiles, and building in contemporary utility […]