Gianni Versace’s former Manhattan townhouse has officially hit the market at the luxury price of $70 million.
Versace originally bought the mansion back in 1995 and fully refurbished the interior, according to the history posted on Sotheby’s International Realty listing.
According to the listing, “the mansion, built in 1950, offers the buyer the chance to live like royalty and own a piece of real estate and fashion history.”
“Grandly designed, 17 luxurious rooms meld together in opulence and couture design. This stately, spacious 35 foot wide Limestone Mansion sited on a 35- by 100-foot lot has approximately 14,175 interior square feet on 6 floors with 3,025 exterior sq. ft. of magical trellised Garden overlooked by a rear Balcony which runs the full width of the house. A Rooftop Terrace with Gazebo overlooks Fifth and Madison.”
Each of the floors of the mansion are meant to embody a different theme.
“Versace, the late fashion tycoon purchased the neoclassical building in 1995 and fully redesigned the interior with the same Italian Baroque style often referenced in his over-the-top couture including intricate Italian Marble floors, painted ceilings and walls, mosaic and Austrian parquet floors, five fireplaces, and opulent Baths.”
“Versace’s genius and vision is revealed over the first 4 floors, each presenting the designer’s legendary taste and permeating the home.”
“The Upper two floors were redesigned in a lighter, more whimsical manner. These levels include terrazzo floorings with marble inserts, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, a Game Lounge with billiards and arcade games and a Moroccan-style Media Room,” the listing states.
The mansion also offers a slew of modern features without compromising the old classical charm that gives the space so much history.
These features include an “advanced Security System, multiple zoned HVAC system, Kaleidoscope music system. In addition, the home includes double water pumps and boilers all powered with its own generator so the owner would never be without essential services.”
Location wise, the Mansion is right in the heart of New York City, overlooking Fifth Avenue and bordering Central Park.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.