The mansion, built in 1950, offers the buyer the opportunity to “live like a king” and “own a piece of real estate and fashion history,” the ad said.
With 17 luxuriously decorated rooms spread over six floors, the hotel overlooks Fifth Avenue and borders Central Park.
The floors are Italian marble and Austrian parquet. There are five fireplaces, painted walls and ceilings and mosaics.
Versace furnished a New York townhouse in a distinctive Italian Baroque style. Credit: Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty
“The genius and vision of Versace is unleashed on the first 4 floors, each of which showcases the designer’s legendary taste and permeates the entire home,” the ad reads.
Each floor of the mansion has its own theme.
The entrance leads to a marble staircase and gallery with a decorative Greek key border, and at the garden level, the walls are painted with canvas, inspired by an English neoclassical manor house.
The rooftop terrace with gazebo overlooks downtown Manhattan. Credit: Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty
The third level has a ceiling reminiscent of the vault of the Sistine Chapel, next to restored 19th-century Versace panels obtained from a Florentine palazzo.
On the upper level is a two-bath spa, described on the listing as “one of the largest in the city,” while the fifth and sixth floors house the Moroccan-style bedrooms and media room.
Gianni Versace Credit: Globe Photos/MediaPunch/AP
Versace was one of the most influential figures in the fashion world of the 20th century.
Known for their seductive silhouettes and theatrical flair, his designs have been worn by pop culture royalty including Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez and Elton John.