The Upper East Side Mansion Gianni Versace Once Owned and Transformed Lists for $70M

On the Upper East Side, East 64th Street to be exact, sits a limestone mansion with an unparalleled fashion legacy. Gianni Versace, founder and former designer of his namesake brand, picked up the Neoclassical abode in 1995. Versace went on to extensively redesign the manse in Italian baroque style before his shocking assassination in 1997. After the tragedy, his family eventually sold the Manhattan property in 2005 to Swedish hedge fund manager Thomas Sandell and his wife Ximena, according to the Wall Street Journal. Still the current owners, the couple now seeks $70 million for it.

With much of the designer’s touches preserved, the 14,175-square-foot home is like owning a piece of Versace couture in real estate form. Across six floors, Italian marble floors and columns, intricately painted ceilings, and dramatic staircases showcase the designer’s vision.

The details seem never-ending. For example, the great room includes 19th-century panels procured by Versace from a Florentine palazzo while the dining room boasts custom mosaic tiles. Mixing it up, the chef’s kitchen and breakfast area then show how the mansion wears contemporary-clean style, too.

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The home also contains 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Its primary suite is the quintessence of Italian luxury, occupying a full floor. The ensuite double bathroom is grand in and of itself, featuring a sunken marble jacuzzi. The artful dressing room, complete with security monitors, is fit for any fashion mogul.

While the interiors sprawl on and on, the outdoor spaces still make up a whopping 3,025 square feet. There’s a rooftop gazebo, capturing views of Central Park, and a spacious garden with a brick fountain. A balcony that runs the width of the house, 35 feet, is just off the great room for European-style alfresco entertaining.

The scale and splendour of this Manhattan property are impossible to capture in one look. Find the listing with Nikki Field and Amanda Field Jordan of Sotheby’s International Realty.