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In House of Gucci, household patriarch Aldo Gucci resides in a grand palazzo full with lush gardens, Baroque-era frescos, and ornate gilded interiors. It is, remarkably, not a film set. In truth, some viewers could acknowledge its real-life identification virtually immediately: Villa Balbiano is one of probably the most iconic properties on Lake Como. And now, it’s available on Airbnb.
As of this week, the home-sharing website has formally listed the grand property on-line—albeit for a one-night keep in March. The property is bound to attract style fanatics, historical past buffs, and artwork aficionados: Villa Balbiano dates again to the Seventeenth century, and was most famously dwelling to Cardinal Durini within the 18th. He amassed a big artwork assortment and acquired further parcels of land that he then constructed further constructions on, together with a church. Throughout his stewardship, Villa Balbiano turned a gathering place for Italian intellectuals.
Fast ahead to the trendy day, and the house is stuffed with vintage furnishings sourced from auctions at Sotheby’s and Christies. The Seventeenth-century frescos by the Recchi brothers and Agostino Silva stay and are remarkably preserved. Famed French inside designer Jacques Garcia additionally helped modernize the house’s six suites in order that they could possibly be loved by present-day guests. Some different luxurious touches? Crystal chandeliers, marble loos, and jewel-toned velvet furnishings.
You can try and e book the one-night keep beginning December 6 at 12 p.m. ET, so make sure you set a calendar alert now. Below, have a look inside the house from House of Gucci.
This story was initially revealed by British Vogue.