An Upper East Side mansion once owned by fashion icon Gianni Versace is now on the market for $70 million.
The spacious, six-floor limestone mansion — located at 5 East 64th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues — boasts seventeen rooms, over 14,000 interior square feet, and about 3,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Versace purchased the building in 1995 for $7.5 million and redesigned the entire interior.
Some noteworthy features include Italian marble floors, painted ceilings and walls, mosaic and Austrian parquet floors, five fireplaces, dramatic pillars and a winding staircase, and a rooftop terrace with a gazebo overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
The third level features the great room with a painted ceiling reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel, and on the fourth level is the full-floor primary suite, complete with a massive polished sunken marble Jacuzzi.
The fifth floor has four bedrooms and two baths, and the sixth floor, in addition to the entertainment rooms, has a second full service kitchen.
Current owners Thomas and Ximena Sandell purchased the townhouse from the Versace family in 2005 for $30 million, according to the Wall Street Journal, which was first to report the listing.Thomas, 61, is a hedge fund manager, and Ximena, 46, is his wife.
The Sandells redesigned the top two floors, adding a lounge with billiards and arcade games and a Moroccan-style media room.
“We pursued extensive restorations and renovations with an incredible team of artists and artisans honoring the magnificent legacy left by Gianni Versace,” the couple said in a statement.
The property has been listed with Nikki Field and Amanda Field Jordan of Sotheby’s International Realty. View the full listing here.