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The majestic villa from House of Gucci is available on Airbnb

The site of Aldo Gucci’s home is a celebration of ‘90s Italian opulence on the fringe of Lake Como

House of Gucci estate, Villa Balbiano, on the banks of Lake Como
(Image credit: Bruno Erhs)

Villa Balbiano, the extravagant mansion from Ridley Scott’s latest film House of Gucci, is listed on Airbnb for €1000 for one night. The estate combines late twentieth-century European design with quintessential English charm – including gardens designed by the British Society of Garden Designers.

With its combination of continental allure its current place at the peak of popular culture, Villa Balbiano is amongst the most in-demand properties of the moment – and rightfully sits amongst the world’s best homes

To celebrate the recent release of House of Gucci, the villa's host is offering a one-night-only stay via Airbnb (opens in new tab) on March 30th, 2022.  

House of Gucci estate, Villa Balbiano, on the banks of Lake Como

(Image credit: Bruno Erhs)

The stay offers two guests the opportunity to sleep in the master suite – along with access to the home’s luxe amenities. These include an outdoor swimming pool, private pier, and boathouse that stretches onto Lake Como. However, its interiors are equally as noteworthy. Here, we take a look around the ornate property. 

House of Gucci estate, Villa Balbiano, on the banks of Lake Como

(Image credit: Bruno Erhs)

The main living space is perhaps the most elegant of all rooms in the villa – and fuels our living room ideas with its elegant wall covering and a showcase of perfect symmetry. A large chandelier stands in the middle of the space and acts as a barrier between the two sides of the room to further emphasize the line of symmetry that gives the room a regent feel. 

In all its timeless style, the living room similarly experiments with contemporary design features, including the stacked chandelier table lights that stand as a modern twist on the age-old classic. 

House of Gucci estate, Villa Balbiano, on the banks of Lake Como

(Image credit: Bruno Erhs)

These grand decorating ideas are not limited to the living space. Instead, they flow into the master bedroom, which is crowned with a hotelier favorite design tip – a statement headboard. 

While this ruby focal point favors the bold, it stands as a talking point in the most personal room of the home and acts as an enduring nod to luxury that is unlikely to fall out of style.  

House of Gucci estate, Villa Balbiano, on the banks of Lake Como

(Image credit: Bruno Erhs)

The master bedroom leads into the bathroom that exhibits luxe bathroom ideas through its use of mirrored panels that reflect the natural sunlight and the chandelier’s sparkle – to ensure the space feels even larger. Similarly, the second suite comes complete with a freestanding tub and views across the waves of Como. 

House of Gucci estate, Villa Balbiano, on the banks of Lake Como

(Image credit: Bruno Erhs)

The House of Gucci villa costs 1,000 euros for the night. Bookings for this one-night stay open on December 6th at 5 pm (GMT).  

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.