The Nakash family reportedly plans to turn the storied mansion into a boutique hotel bearing Versace’s name. Fashion designer Gianni Versace originally bought the home in 1992 for $10 million, and invested $33 million into the property, adding a 6,100-square-foot wing, 54-foot-long mosaic-tiled pool (lined with 24-karat gold), and frescoes on the home’s walls and ceilings. He was murdered outside the property in 1997 by Andrew Cunanan. Tourists and fans still visit the home to take pictures on the steps where Versace died, which could explain why the estate had so much trouble finding a buyer.
Welcome to 1116 Ocean Drive in Miami, the infamous Versace Mansion. These are the steps where fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997.
Versace originally bought the home in 1992 and spent $33million renovating it.
He added mosaics, a pool lined with gold, and 6,100 square feet with a new south wing.
There’s even a luxurious hookah lounge inside the mansion.
The massive 23,400-square-foot home has 10 bedrooms.
With columns, Moroccan couches, and a chandelier, this humongous suite has just about everything.
Many of the mosaics on the walls, ceilings, and floors were added during Versace’s refurbishing of the home.
This curtained, sunken tub with gold shower head is pretty fancy.
Here’s a close up of one of the fountains in the main courtyard.
There are plenty of opulent details throughout the home, like these stained glass windows, wall frescoes, and intricate staircase railing.
One last look at the tiled backyard and pool that Versace added himself.
[via Financial Post]