Renowned actor George Clooney is letting go of his iconic Lake Como, Italy villa. After owning Villa Oleandra for close to two decades, Clooney has listed it for an impressive $107 million.
The villa, purchased in 2002 for $10 million, represents not just a potential sizable gain for Clooney but also closes a chapter rich with memories. Publications like Vanity Fair have highlighted the deep sentimental value the villa holds for the Clooney family.
Villa Oleandra stands out with its 25 rooms, superior amenities, and an unmatched view of Lake Como. Its walls have seen a plethora of celebrities, from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, each contributing to its legendary status.
Over the years, whispers about the villa being up for sale have been persistent, with many pointing fingers at the intrusive paparazzi. While the Clooneys relished their recent summer at the property, the reasons for the sale remain unconfirmed. These speculations started surfacing around 2010, as reported by Page Six.
A notable shift in the Clooneys’ real estate interests took place in 2021 when they secured the Domaine du Canadel in France. Spanning 425 acres, many believe this French wine estate might be the couple’s new sanctuary, offering respite from media glare.
With Clooney having previously mentioned that his Lake Como property could easily achieve a $100 million price tag, it’s now a waiting game to see if the villa fetches its listed amount.