Of all the houses in Miami Beach, none are more famous than Casa Casuarina. Better known to most people as the Versace Mansion, the property was famously home to fashion icon Gianni Versace until his tragic passing. It was actually outside the front of his house that the designer lost his life when he was taken out by gunman Andrew Cunanan.
After being sold for a whopping $41.5 million, Casa Casuarina – a 19,000-square-foot estate – stands in Miami Beach and now acts as a hotel and restaurant for those who can afford it. One look at the mansion will convince you it’s an impressive place to spend the night, and things only get better once you step inside.
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It’s been a long time since Gianni passed away, but the recent anthology series American Crime Story has brought both him and his former home back into the spotlight. A lot of the show’s second season, which revolved entirely around Versace and the incident with Cunanan, was actually filmed on sight because of the building’s many intricacies. The mansion wasn’t easy to replicate, so they just used the real thing.
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