Design and house
Panoramic view of the sea, total silence, 300 m2 of terraces and gardens and seven suites decorated by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana: The luxury stylistenduo villa is for sale on Stromboli Island, outside Sicily.
The real estate goddess Lionard Luxury Real Estate made the announcement Tuesday morning and has since got dozens of emails and calls for information "on, she told AFP. The price? Mystery, the agency will only communicate to potential customers. The building, which can only be reached by helicopter or boat, enjoys unobstructed views of the Strombolicchio island and the Stromboli volcano. Surrounded by terraces and gardens where typical Mediterranean plants grow, the house, all white, was born out of a group of three typical Eolian houses and follows the rugged coast of volcanic rocks.
It covers more than 500 m2, including 235 m2 of housing. The two Sicilian designers have taken care of it: antique furniture, baroque motifs on both beds and benches, local crafts (painted earthenware …), with seven different color suites (blue, yellow, green, pink …).
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" From 1990s Dolce and Gabbana spent all their summer in this corner of paradise ", says Lionard, and reminds him " unintentional love "That brings the duo to Sicily," constant source of inspiration and essential for their collections And the Eternal Islands.
The famous fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has been unsettled over the last few months due to a boycott of its products at online retail outlets in China, a country that normally accounts for one third of its turnover. The house has never pronounced the financial impact of this boycott, launched after the publication in November 2018 by D&G and, in particular, by Stefano Gabbana videos and comments that are considered racist. But this influence is probably important. On behalf of AFP about the reasons for the sale of the error, a D&G spokesperson said the houses were part of of the stylists' private life » and that the sale had " no relation to business changes ».
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said last year that they did not intend to sell their home, and note that after their death no other designer would pursue them. The two men declared that they remained close, even if they were no longer in a relationship. " Even today, what is mine is he, and what is he is mine (…) Our companies know it »Domenico Dolce declared every day Il Corriere della Sera.