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    The Lavish Lake Como Villa from ‘House of Gucci’ Is Coming to Airbnb—for One Lucky Guest

    “House of Gucci” hits theaters today, and if you want to live like Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci (played by Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, respectively), you’re in luck: One of the family homes featured in the film is now available for an overnight stay via Airbnb for $1,125—but only for one lucky booker.

    The grand Lake Como residence stars as Aldo Gucci’s home in the film. Gucci was the chairman of the fashion house from 1953 to 1986; he was the eldest son of founder Guccio Gucci. A wide shot of the home’s facade appears within the first 15 seconds of the trailer.

    The living room 

    Photo: Bruno Erhs

    Outside of the Ridley Scott drama, the mansion is known as Villa Balbiano. According to the Airbnb listing, it’s one of the largest private residences on Lake Como. It was originally built for Tolomeo Gallio, an Italian cardinal, at the end of the 16th century. Angelo Maria Durini, another cardinal, took over the property a century later and used it as a party pad where he hosted many lavish festivals and banquets.

    Many of the art and antiques found in the home were sourced from Christie’s and Sotheby’s. 

    Photo: Bruno Erhs

    Today the home is still a remarkable place to live (or to throw an over-the-top party). There are frescoes on the wall that date back to the 17th century by brothers Giovanni Battista Recchi and Giovanni Paolo Recchi, as well as ones by Agostino Silva. Many of the collectible furnishings and artworks that decorate the residence were sourced from Christie’s and Sotheby’s. 

    One of the bedrooms 

    Photo: Bruno Erhs

    The home has six suites altogether, and each was designed by revered French architect Jacques Garcia. Outside there’s a pool, plus a private pier and boathouse for those who want to spend time out on Lake Como’s picturesque waters.

    One of the bathrooms 

    Photo: Bruno Erhs

    The catch? You’ll only be able to book the place for one night. The Airbnb host is making the Italian villa available on March 30, 2022, for one guest and a plus one to spend the night in the primary suite. Bookings open on December 6 at 12 pm EST, so if you see “House of Gucci” between now and then and have your heart set on the home, best mark your calendar.

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    13 Spectacular Hamptons Summer Houses That Are Still Available to Rent

    Courtesy of Douglas Elliman New Yorkers, anxious at the best of times, are having an especially angst-ridden year. For those free from health or employment woes, What-To-Do-About-Summer has been a mounting source of anxiety—especially for working parents facing months without camps or nannies. The classic Hamptons rental season, bookended by the Memorial and Labor Day […] More

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    Luxe Rentals in the Hamptons Skyrocket as the Wealthy Look to Quarantine Away From the City

    “People were calling on a Wednesday and wanting move in by Friday. They’d sign the lease, wire the funds and be on their way,” says Gary DePersia, noted Corcoran broker who has specialized in Hamptons’ luxury real estate for over 25 years. “It started in mid-March when people realized there would be a shutdown. The calls haven’t stopped.” […] More

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    As Sales of Second Homes Collapse, Sellers Hunker Down for the Long Haul

    For those living in cramped, Covid-infested cities, vacation homes are worth more than gold. In the US, anyone who has one is living there right now. In countries with a stricter lockdown, retreating to a rural weekend bolthole is less straightforward—Scotland’s chief medical officer had to resign on Monday after being given a police warning […] More

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    The Hamptons’ Most Expensive Rental Is This $1 Million Per Month Estate With its Own Baseball Field

    Those living in the Empire State have become somewhat desensitized to exorbitant rental prices—especially since they hit an all-time high earlier this year—but this opulent estate’s monthly fee is sure to make even the most seasoned renter’s eyes water. Located in bougie Bridgehampton, the expansive mansion is now available to rent for a cool $1 […] More

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    Why Private Residence Clubs Are Becoming a Popular Alternative to Vacation Homes

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