Perched along the coastline of Italy's volcanic Stromboli Island, fashion designers and former couple Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana purchased this summer home for themselves in the 1990s. The seven bedroom and nine bathroom abode was once three separate villas.
The pair eventually merged the spaces into a 2,500-square-foot single residence and decked out the interior with their signature style—from brightly-colored suites to distinctive upholstery and walls of hand-painted majolica tiles.
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The traditionally styled whitewashed exterior has many characteristic Aeolian features, with a flat roof and sections built as modular cubes for easy expansion. Urban development is extremely restricted on Stromboli, requiring that all homes conform to these established styles and source local building materials whenever possible.
But, the conventional design ends once over the threshold. A walk through the home reveals distinctively styled rooms, each featuring unique shades of bright patterns or colors, and all expressing elements of Dolce and Gabbana's extravagant taste.
The designers' influence extends to each of the home's seven distinct guest suites. Over the years, the pair have hosted many star-studded parties at the property, which was also featured in a Dolce & Gabbana commercial starring Colin Farrell.
While Dolce and Gabbana have not publicly confirmed why they are selling the home, it could be because of the island's notoriously active volcano, Mount Stromboli. The volcano has erupted on and off for the last 85 years. The most recent eruption took place just this summer, on July 3, 2019.
The Domenico Dolce And Stefano Gabbana Villa is currently listed for an undisclosed amount, rumored to be around $6m. The listing is held by the Italian agency Lionard Luxury Real Estate.
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