The house has what some architects would call an upside-down plan, with living spaces upstairs and bedrooms below. The upper story is strikingly transparent; the lower is camouflaged by thick, foliage-covered walls, which keep the sleeping areas cool.
Omit the butter, this chicken saffron tagine doesn't need it. But do add preserved lemon slivers and fresh grated ginger to lift the flavorsome sauce! Cook it in a domed tagine, to maintain a firm texture in the chicken. This dish is a winner.