Versace mansion headed for auction


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The South Beach, Fla., mansion once owned by Italian designer Gianni Versace and the place he was fatally shot is headed for the auction block.

Fisher Auction Company is handling the sale, set for Sept. 17. The 23,000-square-foot oceanfront mansion had been previously listed for $125 million.

Originally built in 1930, the 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom, gated home features a 54-foot-long mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. It also includes numerous frescos and ornate statues.

In 1997, the 50-year-old Versace was killed in front of the property by a man who later committed suicide.

Versace had many famous friends and clients including Princess Diana, Madonna, Elton John and Cher.