Gianni Versace’s Opulent Miami Beach Residence for Sale
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People usually tend to avoid purchasing a new home when they know someone once died in it, so a house like that is always tricky to sell. Things, however, change dramatically when it comes to a celebrity’s home, such as this one right here. What you see below is the property on which famous fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered back in 1997 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.
The lavish Miami Beach residence – also known as Casa Casuarina – is now for sale at a staggering $125 million. The property is still visited by many Versace lovers and curious tourists, who are attracted towards this place not only by its remarkable architecture, but also by the stories behind its walls. Flaunting 10 rooms, 11 bathrooms, the mansions totals 19,000 square feet of space.
The house wasn’t always so large, but after Versace bought it in 1992, he renovated and expanded it, spending some $33 million on the project. Originally built in 1930 by architect, political reformer, author and philanthropist Alden Freeman, the house was inspired by the oldest existing house in the western hemisphere, known as the Alcazar de Colon (once the home of Christopher Columbus).
Now the stunning residence boasts beautiful statues, frescoes, mosaics and even a 54-foot pool lined with…wait for it…14-karat gold! A true symbol of opulence, the house is described by its last owner Peter Loftin as “an iconic oasis for the rich-and-famous that sits in the middle of South Beach. It’s a one-of-a-kind property, created by a genius, that is a piece of art and a piece of history.”