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You could stay at Versace's former Miami mansion – find out how

The luxurious mansion features in the TV drama American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

The Villa Casa Casuarina
Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
April 4, 2018
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If you're hooked on American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, you'll no doubt be familiar with The Villa Casa Casuarina, the lavish home that Gianni Versace lived in until his death in 1997. The beautiful beachfront property in Miami features in many scenes from the drama series, and has now been transformed into a luxury hotel, where visitors can currently book a stay from £219 per night on Secret Escapes.

Gianni Versace purchased the incredible three-storey building in 1992, and spent an estimated $33million (around £23.4million) on renovating the building. Although his family sold the residence following his death, many of Gianni's original design details have been left untouched, with guests able to swim in a pool lined with 24-carat gold tiles, eat in a restaurant that is located in the Versace designer's former dining room and relax in a rooftop lounge that offers beautiful views across the Miami coastline.

The Villa Casa Casuarina The Signature Suite

Gianni Versace's Miami mansion features in the new series of American Crime Story

Additional facilities include a spa, complete with an aroma steam room and meditation lounge, and beds that are so large they require their own custom-made sheets. The 90-year-old Mediterranean Revival mansion has a number of suites which are all individually themed and named, with opulent design details and ornate furnishings that are characteristic of Versace's lavish tastes.

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While a stay at the famous property doesn't come cheap, guests can currently save as much as 52 per cent off the original prices via Secret Escapes, with a one night stay costing from £219 per person. And it is well worth the money if you want the opportunity to live like a celebrity even just for the night, due to its incredible interiors and fabulous location on Miami's South Beach.

The Villa Casa Casuarina suite

You can currently stay at the residence for £219 per night

The second series of American Crime Story has gripped viewers since it first aired in February, as it tells the story of how Gianni Versace was shot dead on the steps of his Miami residence by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Starring Édgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace, Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella, and Darren Criss as Andrew, the series is currently airing on BBC2.

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Book extraordinary escapes like Versace's former mansion, The Villa Casa Casuarina for a fraction of the price with to experience luxurious high-end design.

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