Versace's tragic Miami mansion set for auction
MIAMI (AFP) - The palatial Miami mansion where iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered goes under the hammer on Tuesday with auctioneers hoping to clinch a sale for as much as US$40 million (S$50.5 million).
Bidding for the Mediterranean-styled estate on Miami Beach's prestigious Ocean Drive, just steps from the sea, is to start at US$25 million, a Fisher Auction spokesman.
Auction organisers have said the sale has attracted interest from overseas buyers, including potential bidders from Russia and South America.
Casa Casuarina boasts 10 bedrooms and 11 baths, mosaic flooring and an array of frescoes and murals custom-made for Versace.