Wednesday, March 14, 2012

House Hunters International

Seamus and I have very different taste when it comes to television.  I'm more the barefoot contessa, gossip girl, damages kind of girl and he likes swamp people, pawn stars, and top gear (british ed. not the american one) so picking out a tv show that we can watch together can sometimes be, well, a challenge.  Luckily there is House Hunters International.  Seamus and I were watching it the other month and they were doing an episode on a couple with two children and they were wanting to relocate to Morocco for the wife's job.  Originally they wanted to buy a traditional riad, but decided they would rather build (he is an architect).  I remember watching this couple and thinking the were so cool, well-educated, and well traveled and the wife was beautiful and the husband was quite handsome.  See clip below.
Fast forward to yesterday when I received my new Elle Decor in the mail and they had done an article about the couple's (who ended up being human rights specialist Maryam Montague and the very talented Chris Redecke) completed home in Morocco.  They said it took them four years to get the permits, to find workers and to build the house- I don't know if I would ever have that kind of patience.  While the house is not exactly my taste, I do appreciate the couples eclectic style. What do you think?
images via Elle Decor

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