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A stunning $40 million mansion waiting for buyers!

Last updated on: July 26, 2013 14:26 IST

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The splendid sea-facing Versace Villa is up for grabs. The magnificent 10-bedroom mansion once owned by fashion designer Gianni Versace and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, is set to be auctioned. 

The owners are hoping to find a suitable buyer with expected bids of more than $40 million during its auction in September.

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Image: Main courtyard of the South Beach mansion formerly owned by fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami Beach, Florida.
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After serial killer Andrew Cunanan murdered Gianni Versace in front of this mansion in 1997, Versace’s family members sold the house to Barton G. 

A restaurateur, Barton converted the mansion into a boutique hotel.


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Image: Pool area of the South Beach mansion formerly owned by fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami Beach, Florida.
Photographs: Gaston De Cardenas/Reuters

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Gianni Versace bought the 23,000 sq ft iconic house in 1992 for $2.9 million and he spent a whopping $33 million on a lavish revamp.

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Image: Beautifully laid out garden near the poor area.
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The mansion was built in 1930 by architect Alden Freeman.

Among the many luxurious amenities are gold plated bathroom fixtures, a huge swimming pool lined with 24-karat gold, exquisitely designed furniture, elegant statues, open-air courtyard, beach facing terrace and hand-painted walls.

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Image: Mosaic on the the patio of the South Beach mansion.
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Though the villa went was put up on sale a year ago for $125 million, there were no takers. The property had been serving as boutique hotel till this year.

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Image: Main entrance hall is seen in a South Beach mansion.
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The Mosaic Suite is the room where Madonna stayed during a visit to Gianni Versace's mansion. 

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Image: Mosaic Suite.
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It's ironical that the plush villa's price has been cut down from $125 million listed earlier and  finally been put on a bankruptcy auction.

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Image: The double king bed of the Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion.
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The price of the marvellous Miami Beach mansion later slashed to $75 million. Even after the price cut, it could not attract any buyers. 

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Image: Moroccan Suite South Beach mansion
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The owners are hopeful of getting buyers since the price has been slashed to $40 million this year.

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Image: Villa suite adjacent to the Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion.

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Bidders interested in the auction should deposit $3 million and give a proof of having $40 million.

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Image: Villa suite adjacent to the Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion.
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 Moroccan Suite in the South Beach mansion highlights the ornate interiors.

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Image: Villa suite adjacent to the Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion.
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Each room has a distinct look and ambience. When Barton G, the first buyer bought the house, it was almost in shambles. 

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Image: Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion.
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Few months after buying the property, Barton G restored the mansion to its pristine glory, revamping the entire place.

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Image: The interiors of the bathroom of the Moroccan Suite resembles a palace.
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A beautifully decorated clock adorns the Grand Lounge South Beach mansion.

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An elegantly designed staircase at the South Beach mansion.

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This magnificent mansion is also one of the most photographed houses in the United States.

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Image: One of the many foyers in the South Beach mansion.
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A hallway in the South Beach mansion.

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The balcony of the Mosaic Suite at the South Beach mansion offers breathtaking views of the sea.

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The view of the South Beach skyline and pool area of the South Beach mansion.

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The beautiful view from one of the portals of the observatory at the South Beach mansion.


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