The former luxury New York townhouse of Gianni Versace has hit the market with an asking price of US$70 million.
After his death in 1997, the property was purchased by hedge fund billionaire Thomas Sandell who sought to keep the Versace vision alive.
According to The Dirt, the 10.6m-wide Neoclassical mansion spans more than 1300sq m over six elevator-serviced floors.
Features include Italian marble, mosaic, and Austrian parquet floors, along with five carved stone fireplaces, eleven bathrooms with seven full baths and four powder rooms and a host of stone columns and pilasters.
Some of the many highlights include a huge 60sq m living room with a painted ceiling, along with restored 19th-century panels depicting Elysian scenes that Versace sourced from a Florentine palazzo.
There’s also a second reception room of similar size, a spacious library/office, and a dining room wrapped in delicate hand-painted wall coverings.
The kitchen is a recently updated, high-end, utilitarian space and, like the dining room, the adjoining breakfast room spills out to a 92sq m garden encased in towering lattice fencing.
The townhouse is currently configured with five bedrooms and two staff rooms, however, there is space for up to nine bedrooms
The full-floor homeowner’s suite includes a private sitting room, mulitple closets and a gilt-trimmed bathroom and spa area with a coffee bar.
Outside there is an expansive roof terrace with a gazebo.
Thomas Sandell and his wife Ximena Sandell purchased the property from the Versace family in 2005 for US$30 million.