New York, especially the neighborhood of Manhattan, has always been home to some of the most beautiful homes in the world, real dreams both for potential buyers (or at least for the few who can afford them) and for real estate agents. , ready to snatch millionaire commissions in the event that the sale ends successfully.
And among the luxury homes in Manhattan, there is one that has recently made a lot of talk about itself, mainly thanks to the fame of the former owner. It is in fact the house that belonged to Gianni Versace, the late Italian designer who lived most of his private and working life in the United States, and where he was tragically murdered in 1997.
Today, almost 25 years later, his private mansion on East 64th Street is up for sale, for an astonishing $ 70 million, for a mansion unmatched in terms of luxury and attractiveness. The Italian designer bought this incredible six-story limestone house in 1996, and therefore lived there only one year, but enough to allow him to completely transform it, following the canons of the Italian Baroque to which he was so attached.
The house remained the property of the Versace family until 2005, when it was sold to the Swedish billionaire Thomas Sandell, who, together with his wife, decided to leave it unchanged to preserve the charm and splendor of Versace.
Versace house in New York, floor by floor
At the entrance, one is immediately amazed by the villa where Gianni Versace lived: here there is an incredible marble gallery from where the staircase leading to the upper floors starts.
The first 4 floors of the villa are the most spectacular, starting with the Grand Dining Room, a sumptuous dining room located on the second floor, with hand-painted walls, then passing through the living room on the third floor, where the ceiling entirely in decorated panels is was transported from Florence.
Speaking of Florence, there are many references to the Italian style, starting with the marble floors and mosaics, as well as the opulent bathrooms with sculptures by Gabrielle Shelton.
On the fourth floor of Villa Versace there is the master bedroom, a real master suite with a private spa. On the upper floors of the building there are guest rooms, 4 bedrooms, a games room with billiards and a multimedia area built in Moroccan style, as well as a second kitchen, up to the roof, where the terrace that allows you to observe all of Midtown Manhattan and its most iconic places, from Fifth Avenue to Central Park.
This is where Versace loved to spend his time, in this exclusive garden hidden among the roofs of New York’s skyscrapers, equipped with a gazebo for relaxing at sunset. In this wonderful villa, and in its exteriors, everything is reminiscent of Versace, and it is also for this reason that the price is much higher than the average of the Manhattan villas.
Gianni Versace’s New York home is for sale through Sotheby’s. The announcement is available on the website of the London auction house, in its real estate division. If you are curious, or maybe interested in buying, at this link you can find all the details.
First of all, the enormous square footage is striking: there are 14 thousand square feet, which correspond to about 1300 square meters, but also – and above all, for non-billionaires – the enormous expense related to taxes to be paid to maintain it: in fact, we are talking about 16 thousand dollars a month!
According to the announcement, the former Versace property has 7 bedrooms, 7 “full” plus 3 “partial” bathrooms, and for the negotiation you will need to contact Nikki Field (+1 917.701.0788) or Amanda Field. Jordan (+1 917.658.7078).