From the outside, 5 East 64th Street may look like an elegant, classic Upper East Side townhouse. But inside, it offers wild and opulent interiors befitting its former owner, fashion designer Gianni Versace.
And now, the home, which Swedish hedge fund manager Thomas Sandell purchased in 2005 for $30 million, can (kind of) be yours. Sandell just listed it on the rental market for an incredible $120,000-a-month starting in August. Deborah Grubman and Paul Albano of Corcoran have the listing.
Yes, it’s a significant wad of cash, but the 35′-wide townhouse comes complete with “the proportions of an embassy,” according to the listing. It is almost 14,000 square feet, and has a total of 17 rooms, including five bedrooms and more than six bathrooms and an elevator. A balcony runs the width of the house in the backyard, which is lined with trees and the floors “are all unique and vary from marble to Austrian parquet to mosaic with classical motifs.”
That’s quite an understated way to describe the home, which has maintained all of the personality of its late owner. Though the Observer notes that none of the furniture is Versace’s own, Sandell seems to keep his spirit alive with the furnishings he selected, including a leopard printed runner on the stairs and lots and lots of velvet furniture.