Versace’s former Miami villa for saleMonday, 11 June 2012
The villa in Miami Beach, Florida where fashion designer Gianna
Versace was murdered in 1997 has been put on the market for $125m, according to real estate firm Coldwell Banker.
The 19,000-square-foot ‘Casa Casuarina’ is fully furnished in Mediterranean style and has 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, and a centrepiece to the gated compound is a 54-foot-long pool lined in 24-karat gold and adorned with mosaics, frescos, statues, arched doorway and a courtyard, the real estate agents states on its website.
Versace bought the house in 1992 and spent $33 million on improvements, and five years later the fashion designer was shot dead by Andrew Cunanan on the stairs of his mansion.
Donatella Versace, Gianni's sister and the current head designer of the fashion house, sold the house after the death of her brother to Peter Loftin, who has conserved Versace's touches to the residence, the real estate agents said.