The Italian-born designer, known for his over-the-top stylings on the runway, purchased the limestone mansion in 1995 for $7.5 million. He outfitted the opulent neoclassical estate in a similarly lavish style.
Two years later, Versace was killed outside his Miami Beach mansion by Andrew Cunanan. The events were the basis for the 2018 show “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
The current owners, who bought the townhome for $30 million in 2005, have restored it to the opulence of Versace’s tenure.
The six-level, 17-room masterpiece measures 14,175 square feet. It has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
The property features 3,500 square feet of outdoor space, which includes a trellised garden and a rear balcony that runs the width of the townhouse.
A rooftop terrace with a gazebo overlooks Fifth and Madison Avenues.
Interior details include Italian marble floors, painted ceilings and walls, mosaic and Austrian parquet floors, five fireplaces, and loads of animal print.
The first four floors are a showcase of the late designer. The upper-two floors represent a different take, with terrazzo flooring, a game room, and a Moroccan-style media room.
The Versace vision begins with circular stairs covered in animal-print carpet.
A grand reception area features a balcony overlooking the garden.
There’s also a formal dining room with painted walls and an eat-in kitchen that opens out to the garden.
The great room features a painted ceiling “reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel,” the listing notes. A cozy office is highlighted by a fireplace, and an ornate dressing room comes with gold moldings.
The primary suite takes up the fourth floor and comes with a dressing room and double bathrooms.
Even a coat closet received a designer do-over.
On the top two floors, you’ll find a movie theater and game room.
All furnishings available
If you like the look, you’re in luck. The “Versace-inspired” furnishings are available for separate purchase.
Versace, who died at the age of 50, founded the Versace fashion house in 1978, which grew to become a global luxury brand.
Nikki Field and Amanda Field Jordan of Sotheby’s International Realty–East Side Manhattan Brokerage have the listing.
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