Those howling about the exorbitant rent prices in New York need to take a step back to see what the term expensive really means in the Big Apple’s property market.
Located in the affluent Upper East Side (shout out to Serena van der Woodsen fans) is a lavish townhouse once owned by the late Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace himself. The home exudes class and pure elegance in every corner and for that you will need to pay a hefty price. US$120,000 a month starting from mid-August in fact.
What you get for that figure though is an unrivalled neo-classical limestone mansion built in 1950 which offers 1,300 square metres of living space, 17 rooms over 6 floors and an elevator and grand staircase which links the space together. On the ground floor you’ll be greeted with a chef’s kitchen alongside a dining and breakfast room which spills out into a private outdoor garden. Taking a page out of luxury hotels, there’s even a marble foyer which leads into an expansive gallery before reaching a reception room.
Other highlights include a large study room, a gallery, a formal living room and a library. Meanwhile inside the master suite you’ll find a wet bar, a bathroom with a Jacuzzi and marble bath. Remaining highlights of the home includes high ceilings propped up with Corinthian pillars.
Versace purchased the home back in 1995 for a cool $7.5 million but today the public records indicate that the home is worth over $36 million.