Casa Casuarina for sale24 Jun 2012, by Market in
Coldwell Banker sells the former home of Gianni Versace in Miami south Beach (Ocean Drive), “Casa Casuarina”, for $ 125 million.
The global network of prestigious estate agents Coldwell Banker has put for sale on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Casa Casuarina for $ 125 million, about € 100 millions. The former home of the old Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is currently one of the most expensive homes for sale in the United States. “In less than a week, our office in South Beach has already received a dozen calls from potential buyers. And our office in Paris was asked very quietly by some French! “Said Lawrence House, President of Coldwell Banker for France and Monaco. The property is extremely well located on Ocean Drive, with a breathtaking sea view in the district of Miami Beach.
The house is large. It has a dozen rooms, each with their own theme, “Safari” or “Egyptian” for example. But these rooms have a “plus” none, they were all designed by Mr. Versace himself. The house also has 11 bathrooms and a swimming pool decorated with 24 carat gold and a surface of 2180 m²! This property is not only prestigious but also historical. Indeed, it was built by architect Alden Freeman. All of them have been decorated and hand painted walls with frescoed ceilings. It also has stairs to entry that are impressive and majestic. Since it was bought in 2009 by a telecommunications millionaire, Peter Loftin for the tidy sum of $ 19 million about 15 million euros. The house is currently rented by the restaurateur Barton G. Weiss, who has turned into a hotel and private Beach Club.
“The current owner has decided to put this house on the market for the same reason that many owners of upscale homes in other parts of the world since the beginning of the year: the world’s billionaires are in a buying frenzy, “Lawrence House analysis. Indeed, different billionaires do not hesitate to spend large sums of money to provide pretigious homes and places. In New York, for example, a fan of casinos, Steve Wynn, recently bought the Ritz Carlton Penthouse for $ 70 million. In Miami, the President of Sears store network to provide just over 40 million home on a private island of Indian Creek. Since the beginning of the year, the Coldwell Banker Previews International office in South Beach can be proud to beat all records with sales more than 10 properties over $ 15 million since January! In 2012, the luxury real estate market will undoubtedly be the market of all records.