Gianni Versace’s former New York mansion goes on sale for $70 million


Written by Sana Noor Haq, CNN

Gianni Versace’s former townhouse in Manhattan has gone on sale for $70 million.
The late fashion designer bought the seven-bedroom mansion in 1995 and fully refurbished the interior, according to the Sotheby’s International Realty 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,” the listing says.

Boasting 17 lavishly decorated rooms spread across six floors, the property overlooks Fifth Avenue and borders Central Park.

The floors are Italian marble and Austrian parquet. There are five fireplaces, painted walls and ceilings and mosaic.

Versace furnished the New York townhouse in a distinctive Italian Baroque style.

Versace furnished the New York townhouse in a distinctive Italian Baroque style. Credit: Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty

“Versace’s genius and vision is revealed over the first 4 floors, each presenting the designer’s legendary taste and permeates the home,” the listing adds.

Every floor of the mansion has a…