If fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are known for anything, it’s their extremely Italian style. Their summer home in Sicily follows suit: it’s all ornate furnishings and vibrant wall colours and screechingly vivid tile patterns. And now, for a princely sum, it can be all yours.
The duo have put the seaside villa, perched on the tiny island of Stromboli, north of Sicily, up for sale. The white stucco property, stretched out on a spur of rock overlooking the seas, combines three Aeolian architectural styles into one abode.
It boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 290 square metres of garden, and hair-raising panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Iddu volcano.
The estate’s white exterior ensures it’s in keeping with its neighbours (though the island’s only got a few hundred inhabitants, so there aren’t that many Joneses to keep up with), but the interiors reveal an entirely idiosyncratic character.
Each suite is painted in a different radiant colour, from emerald green to sky blue to sunny yellow. The furniture is upholstered with D&G’s own designs, and sits alongside locally sourced pieces, like lace curtains, hand-painted majolica tiles, and eccentric pieces of handblown glass.
The home carries a storied fashion history, hosting international stars and copious memorable (or, uh, hard-to-remember) parties. It was also the setting of a 2014 perfume ad shot by the fashion house.
The property is being sold by Lionard Luxury Real Estate for a cool $7.3 million USD. So, yeah, you may need to dip into that cottage fund.