The previous Cairo villa of the late singer Mohamed Abdel Wahab, often called the daddy of recent Arab music, has hit the marketplace for $7 million.
Situated in Zamalek, “one in all Cairo’s most subtle neighborhoods,” the mansion is clad in marble and the inside options near 13,500 sq. ft of house over three flooring, based on final week’s itemizing with Laila Jayyusi of Egypt Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty.
Ornate boiserie wooden panels—carved wooden that could be a “basic inside design pattern originated in Historic Egypt,” the itemizing mentioned—excessive ceilings and light-filled rooms harking back to “the magnificence of Egypt’s golden period” are the hallmarks of the villa.
“This property is situated in one in all Cairo’s most subtle neighborhoods, and as one enters, one is instantly engulfed by its grandiosity,” Ms. Jayyusi mentioned in a list. “The intricate wall panels, excessive ceilings, lavish wooden staircase and huge, ethereal areas, are only a few of the weather that can’t go unnoticed. The truth that it was as soon as the house of Egypt’s main composer and musician … provides to its infinite appeal.”
Abdel Wahab, who died in 1991 at age 90, composed music for about 1,800 songs and stays a family identify throughout the Arabic-speaking world. He earned the nickname “musician of the generations” due to his enchantment throughout generations, based on his obituary in The Los Angeles Occasions. Identified for patriotic and romantic songs, he was additionally a widely known vocalist who mixed Western themes with the quarter-tone melodies of conventional Arabic music, in addition to showing in a number of films.
Abdel Wahab had one of many three en-suite bedrooms on the highest ground, and there are three further suites, plus a kitchenette, on the center degree, the itemizing mentioned. The higher ground additionally retains its historic wall panels, and has partial views of the Nile River from a terrace.
Different facilities embody a chef’s kitchen with a breakfast nook, a pool and employees quarters.
Mansion World couldn’t decide the present proprietor of the house or how a lot they paid for it.