The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story gets its juices inspired by the real Gianni Versace who was shot dead in 1997 in the front steps of his Versace Mansion in Miami.
Gianni, purchased the original property for $2.95 million and a neighboring
hotel, Rever for $3.7 million when he was on a visit to his dear sister,
It took a whopping $32 million and more than three years to renovate and innovate the villa, as Gianni wanted. The plot was reconstructed into suites with swimming pool, mosaic garden, Medusa Mosaic and the likes.
Some of these were designed by himself and some, transported from Italy to Miami, in bits and pieces, and later reassembled.
Not only Versace but also his family enjoyed the luxurious villa full of amenities. The Versace Villa ranks third most photographed property, globally.
In the unfortunate events that took place, Gianni could enjoy the luxury only for five years in his dream Mansion. He was shot dead on his morning-walk routine.
After his death, the villa remained empty for almost 3 years, post which, his sister, Donatella sold it for $19 million in the year 2000. Peter Loftin, the new owner uses it as his private residence, a boutique and a hotel and hosts events too.
Some contents of the house were also sold in an auction in New York in the year
2001 for $28 million. The show showcases the twists and turns of the tragic
events, which happened more than 20 years ago, and the large part has been shot
in the villa itself.
Based on materials: meaww.com