I always wanted to live The good life and have a bunch of dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Gianni Versace’s former New York townhouse has just hit the real estate market – for a hefty price.
An opulent and luxurious townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side, once owned by iconic Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, has just been listed on Sotheby’s International Realty for the modest sum of 70 million US dollars.
The mansion includes seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens, a large dining room, – which opens onto a private garden – a games room, a media room, a library, an elevator and a rooftop terrace that overlooks Fifth and Madison.
Built in 1950 and purchased by Versace in 1995 for $7.5 million, the entire house was redesigned by the late fashion icon in the Italian Baroque style for which her couture is famous; one room even has a Sistine Chapel-inspired painted ceiling that features restored 19th-century panels from Versace himself.
The master bedroom takes up an entire floor of the townhouse and offers a walk-in closet and “one of the largest” double bathroom spas (which includes a polished marble Jacuzzi, steam shower and dual sinks) in the city, according to the SEO.
Previously, the townhouse was available to rent for US$120,000 per month in 2016 and was worth around US$36 million at the time. However, given the rise in real estate prices over the past six years and the fact that the current owners of the “Versace house” have “meticulously restored” the house before putting it on the market, the price current demand is not surprising.
Also available for purchase are “Versace inspired furniture” and let’s be honest – if you’re going to spend US$70 million on a home formerly owned by Versace, of course you should invest in matching furniture so you can properly outfit out of the townhouse…