A little slice of Marrakesh has come to market in Los Angeles.
Fashion designer Sue Wong is selling her extensively customized Los Feliz home—a former McMansion that she personally transformed into an homage to the Moroccan Empire.
Wong – known for creating garments worn by the likes of Taylor Swift and Anne Hathaway – bought a “spacious, bland” and “decidedly boring” Los Angeles property in 2021 for $4.2 million. He later invested $3 million in converting the 10,300-. sq. ft. residence in a luxurious Moroccan retreat. As the listing recalls, she visited the North African country last summer, “combing for precious treasures in scorching temperatures of 115 degrees.”
Wong then downloaded her ideas to a graphic artist, created about 200 purchase orders for her furniture and architectural element concepts, and sent them to more than 36 Moroccan artisans in three cities. The house is now furnished with the results, making it a “handmade custom house,” with everything from the roof to the doors being handmade (and included in the sale).
Living rooms have hand-painted ceilings and bespoke chandeliers, hand-embroidered fabrics galore, 20-foot tiled walls outside, and bronze doors galore.
In terms of specs, there are 15 rooms in all including six bedrooms – all with en-suite bathrooms – various spaces for entertaining and a total of seven bathrooms, all of them with sinks and counters imported from Morocco. In addition to its own bath, the owner’s suite also has a lounge and a dressing room, all decked out with gold and crimson trim. The ceilings measure 10 to 20 feet high.
“We have a media room that doubles as a library, we have a grand dining room that overlooks the pool terrace, a truly grand living room, an entertaining lounge with a central bar that doubles as a nightclub.” “The breakout rooms are like the ones you’d find in Moroccan hotels—they’re alcoves with arches,” Douglas Elliman agent Ernie Carswell, who holds the listing with Kendra Wilkinson and Spencer Daly, told the Post. Are like.”
The house is set behind an arrival courtyard equipped with a “glowing golden gate” and a fountain – typical features in private Moroccan residences. The house is built around an interior courtyard that features a black obsidian pool, a bar, a covered terrace, an arbor, and a grilling area. It has two entry points, one to the front and one to the rear via a private gated road, where there is a three car garage.
In addition to her Moroccan sanctuary, Wong also owns three other homes in Los Angeles.