Versace Style Grand Mansion – 5 E 64th St
Opulently curated by previous owner, fashion legend, Gianni Versace, and meticulously restored by the current owners, this residential Italian Baroque masterpiece offers an opportunity to live like fashion royalty and own a piece of real estate and fashion history.
Grandly designed, 17 luxurious rooms meld together in opulence and couture design. This stately, spacious 35 foot wide Limestone Mansion sited on a 35- by 100-foot lot has approximately 14,175 interior square feet on 6 floors with 3,025 exterior sq. ft. of magical trellised Garden overlooked by a rear Balcony which runs the full width of the house. A Rooftop Terrace with Gazebo overlooks Fifth and Madison.
Versace, the late fashion tycoon purchased the neoclassical building in 1995 and fully redesigned the interior with the same Italian Baroque style often referenced in his over-the-top couture including intricate Italian Marble floors, painted ceilings and walls, mosaic and Austrian parquet floors, five fireplaces, and opulent Baths. Versace's genius and vision is revealed over the first 4 floors, each presenting the designer's legendary taste and permeates the home. The Upper two floors were redesigned in a lighter, more whimsical manner. These levels include terrazzo floorings with marble inserts, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, a Game Lounge with billiards and arcade games and a Moroccan-style Media Room.
Entry Level: Two entries provide separate Main and Service doors opening to a dramatic marble Gallery showcasing a circular sweeping Staircase and Elevator. This Grand Reception area features a complex geometric motif incorporating the Greek key, a theme throughout original decorative details from the house. The Grand Reception opens to the full-width Balcony overlooking the Garden. A Cloakroom, Powder Room, Staff Bedroom Suite and service stairs to the Garden Level complete this floor.
Garden Level: A fountained reception area leads to the dramatic Grand Dining Room. The canvas walls are hand painted and inspired from Robert Adam's Etruscan Room in Osterley Park. This spectacular room opens directly into the most beautiful private Garden oasis in all Manhattan. Also enjoy a newly renovated Smallbone Eat-In Kitchen and a Breakfast Room that opens to the Garden. A Laundry Room is located nearby.
Third Level: An impressive Gallery, leads to the Great Room with a painted ceiling reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel, featuring restored 19th century panels sourced by Versace from a Florentine palazzo depicting Elysian scenes. Across the hall is a Library/Home Office with a fireplace. In addition are an opulent Dressing Room and marble Bathroom adorned with gold moldings.
Fourth Level: The private full-floor Primary Suite, features a Dressing Room and a Double Bathroom Spa, one of the grandest in the city, with a massive polished sunken marble Jacuzzi, steam shower and double sinks.
Fifth Level: Four bedrooms, and two Baths, are connected by an oval Sitting Room and are all flooded with light.
Sixth Level: A Moroccan-style Media Theatre and a circular Game Lounge—each crowned with a skylight—are serviced by a second Full Kitchen and Bathroom.
Rooftop: A Roof Terrace with Gazebo overlooks the Midtown Skyline.
The Mansion offers all modern features including advanced Security System, multiple zoned HVAC system, Kaleidoscope music system. In addition, the home includes double water pumps and boilers all powered with its own generator so the owner would never be without essential services. Another notable feature, all metal work throughout the home (balcony/terrace railings, exterior window grilles, interior decorative grilles) were made by sculptor Gabrielle Shelton.
A truly grand, historic and opulent home for luxurious living and magnificent entertaining.
VERSACE INSPIRED FURNISHINGS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty, Inc., Nikki Field
All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) nor Leighton Candler Team shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless.
©2023 Real Estate Board of New York. All rights reserved.
Data last updated 12:01 AM UTC, 1/28/23