The Versace Mansion!
When Gianni Versace went for his routine morning stroll down Ocean Drive that morning in 1997 to the coffee shop where he sipped coffee and read the Italian language newspapers, he had no way of knowing that it would be the last time. Returning back home, partway up the steps of the mansion so lovingly restored, his life ended from a bullet to the head by a demented stranger who had laid in wait. At age 50, Versace would have had many more years ahead to excite us with his fashion and sumptuous taste he applied to everything from the redo of this amazing mansion down to the china he designed. Texture, pattern and luminous color is the way he saw the world and he lavished it all on this stunning home.
When we look at mansions, they all have unique outstanding features, but rarely the detail and ambiance we find here. Considering one candy dish designed by Versace starts at a bid of $350, shouldn’t we expect a big price tag for an entire mansion? When it’s located on one of the most popular beach fronts in the world, South Beach, where you can walk a few steps and have all the most glorious shops, nightclubs and restaurants your heart desires, shouldn’t that add to the price? Not having to worry about entertaining house guests every minute of their stay is also worth it and makes stayovers a pleasure instead of a chore. The fortunate buyer of the Versace mansion will have one of the most elegant homes imaginable, a wide, pristine beach and a totally private enclave right in the middle of one of the most sought after resort locations in the world.
The magical mansion of Gianni Versace. Priced at $125m.