The Associated Press reports that Yves Saint Laurent’s North African getaway, Villa Mabrouka, or House of Luck, is on the block:
The Tangier, Morocco, cliffside home of the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is up for sale. Christie’s would not release pricing details. The five bedroom house overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar and includes a lavish garden. Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge purchased the property in 1998.
The contents of YSL’s other home in Normandy will be sold in Paris in November with an expected value in the range of $4m, Bloomberg‘s Scott Reyburn tells us:
Almost 1,200 pieces will be offered, about half of them from the couple’s coastal retreat, Chateau Gabriel, at Benerville near Deauville in Normandy. Proceeds of the sale will benefit HIV research and the fight against Aids, said Christie’s.
The Normandy house followed a Proustian theme and even YSL’s Mercedes will be auctioned off, according to Christie’s Jonathan Rendell:
“The second sale is about the house in Normandy and the other contents of the Paris apartments,” Rendell said. “The vast majority of things are estimated at less than 10,000 euros. It’s much more approachable and personal.” There were currently no plans for a Saint Laurent III auction, he said. “This is it.”