ISSUE 24  |  Channeling Marrakech

Haute Moroccan Style—in Venice Beach

June 11, 2012 9:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

To be filed under "Only in LA": a Moroccan riad, located just off the main drag of Abbot Kinney. Peripatetic fashion photographer Philip Dixon was inspired by his travels when he dreamed up this 6,000-square-foot house, surrounded by shallow pools and gardens of cacti and succulents. The walled compound would look right at home in the deserts of Morocco.

Photos by Laure Joliet, via AT.

Above: The concrete floors feature a patterned stone inlay.

Above: The interior is furnished with vintage Moroccan elements.

Above: Layered tribal rugs create a souk-like feel.

Above: A bed draped in mosquito netting.

Above: The bath features built in storage fronted by reclaimed wood cabinets.

Above: The house is surrounded by shallow pools.

Above: A garden of low-maintenance succulents.

Above: The house would look at home in the Moroccan desert.