Although the rooms all have ostensible functions, most are rarely used; their raisons d’être are visual, not practical. The most conventionally domestic section of the house is an inner sanctum that Lutens calls “the apartment,” which he once planned to inhabit, though he could never quite bring himself to move in. “So there’s an office with no purpose, a bedroom where I’ve never slept, a bathtub where I’ve never, ever taken a bath,” he says. There’s also a small TV room, but you can guess how many World Cup matches Lutens has watched in it. He has flipped on the TV only once, for a few seconds, to make sure it worked.
— From Casbah Confidential, an article in the June issue of W Magazine about the house in Marrakech that Serge Lutens has been renovating for the last 35 years. Lutens apparently goes there in the afternoons, but sleeps elsewhere. The article is not online, but you can see the (wonderful) pictures by Patrice Nagel here. (via press release)