Opening the door to a glimpse of opulence, the renowned Gucci family has recently listed two of their lavish villas in Rome for sale, offering a rare opportunity to own a piece of fashion history. Situated in one of the city’s most exclusive residential neighborhoods, these properties, built by Aldo Gucci in the 1940s, are listed for a combined €15 million.
Located just a 10-minute drive from Rome’s historic center, the larger of the two villas served as a centerpiece for the Gucci dynasty’s celebrations and special occasions. Surrounded by 10,000 square metres of meticulously landscaped parkland, both villas share access to a grand swimming pool.
Finished in 1951, and remodeled in the 1990’s, the main mansion is a four-story residence. Inspired by Aldo Gucci’s British wife, Olwen Price, the design showcases stately English manor elements, including bowed windows and imposing columns. The 1,200 square meter mansion features a fireside living room, dining room, study, a game room and a generously equipped kitchen on its first floor.
Ascending to the second floor, one can find the principal suite awaits its next fashionista owners with two ensuite bathrooms and two walk-in closets. There are also four additional bedrooms with ensuite baths. Crowned at the top of the villa is an epic penthouse, featuring a fireplace and even a rooftop terrace.
The second villa, dating back to the ’60s, provides a canvas for potential transformation. While it requires a touch of tender loving care, Forbes Global Properties real estate advisor Chiara Gennarelli sees its potential as a guest house, a residence for grown-up children, a home office, or even as an investment opportunity, suggesting it could be converted into medium-sized apartments for resale.