The Idyllic Italian Villa From ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Is Now for Sale
The historic Lombardian mansion is about as dreamy as it gets.
Published Feb 16, 2018 1:35 PM
Among the many places from which we source decor inspiration, standout movie sets grace the top of our must-watch list. This year, no set quite compared to the idyllic Italian mansion that served as the backdrop for director Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar-nominated film, Call Me By Your Name. Known for his keen eye for lavish scenery, the 16th-century Lombardian estate proved to be the perfect stage for his moving, coming-of-age tale. Now, that same swoon-worthy villa where the film’s celebrated characters (played by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer) fell in love is on the market in Moscazzano, Italy, for approximately $2.1 million, according to Elle Decor.
Surrounded by a lush green landscape, tucked away down a long, grass-covered drive, the romantic, 14-bedroom estate (dubbed “Villa Albergoni” IRL) was reportedly a fortress before it was converted into a family home. While adapted to a period-appropriate set for the film (the story takes place in 1983), the home’s well-worn Italian character and understated grandeur lend a timeless appeal to the now-iconic estate.
Spectacular details await inside—including ornate frescoed ceilings, terrazzo floors, cloth covered walls, and grand chandeliers—and are reason enough to splurge on the charming, 15,00-square-foot house, not even taking into account its silver screen pedigree.
Of all the home’s many admirable rooms, the slightly disheveled study has to be one of our favorite spaces. With its many shelves, large windows, and elaborately carved cabinets, the light-filled office proves to be a perfect place to curl up with a new read.
Likewise, enormous stone fireplaces make a noble appearance in just about every room. During filming, layeredvintage rugs
velvet furnishings, and messy stacks of books introduced a sense of coziness to the impressive living and dining areas.
Even if you have yet to see the film, the shabby chic space might look strangely familiar. Earlier this year, we got a sneak peek inside the lavish film set, and learned what it really takes to turn a single family home into a movie-ready abode.
When it came to transforming the home, interior designer Violante Visconti di Modrone scoured antique stores for vintage furniture and art, and filled the rooms with sumptuous textiles to set a warm, well-loved tone throughout. Though Villa Albergoni’s once-stylish interiors existed only within the timeline of production, the estate’s next real-life owners might want to consider picking up some of Modrone’s effortless styling tips.
Outside, the rolling grounds encourage sun-drenched splendor and fabulous outdoor dinner parties—Call Me By Your Name style, naturally—come summertime.
Call Me By Your Name is nominated for four Academy Awards this year, thanks to a slew of stellar performances and, of course, a spot-on design team and crew. There’s no doubt that the swoon-worthy villa is worthy of the Oscars—the real question is, are we worthy of it?
Want to call this sweet Italian villa home? You can view the full listing here (before it’s too late)!
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