Fashion designers are often lauded for their innovative and avant-garde creations, which can be difficult to bring to the sidewalk, let alone the interior design of a home. Are Fendi’s furniture choices as chic as his handbags? Does the Versace palace feature the same daring opulence that the dresses do? Fortunately several famous fashion designers and executives are trying to sell their home, giving us a look into the lifestyles of the fashion industry’s elite. Not surprisingly, in most cases their style extends to the interior design of their home.
1308 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
List Price: $4,795,000
Listed by: Susan Del Prete, Nelson Shelton & Associates
A sale is pending on thisBeverly Hills estate, owned by Paul Mashouf, the vice president of manufacturing and sourcing for Bebe Sport. It was previously owned by his father, Manny Mashouf, the founder of Bebe. While the Bebe brand is all about being sexy and modern, this home is different, with an old world Tuscan style. It spans more than 5,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Outside, there’s a covered patio with an outdoor fireplace, gas fire pits, several fountains and a natural-looking pool and spa. Other features include a walk-in wine cellar, built-in sound system and custom lighting. The garage has space for three cars, but probably isn’t big enough to fit Paul’s entire collection of luxury vehicles.
9555 Heather Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
List Price: $25,580,000
Listed by: Joyce Rey, Coldwell Banker-BH South
Guy Attal, the president of fashion design company Fabrizio Gianni, listed this Beverly Hills home for $25.58 million on November 21, 2012. Fabrizio Gianni is known for classic, comfortable styles, and this home matches that aesthetic. It was first built for Bert Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion in the “Wizard of Oz.” A number of celebrities have owned the home since, including Betty Grable and husband Harry James, Paul McCartney, the Osbourne family and Melanie Griffith. Attal said he thoroughly renovated the property, adding a detached bowling alley and guesthouse, and doubling the size of the main residence. In addition to the bowling alley, the home includes a theater, wet bar, tennis court, putting green, pool, spa and wine cellar.
1 E Dilido Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
List Price: $14,900,000
Listed by: Claudia Aros, Coldwell Banker Res. R.E.
This ultra-modern Miami Beach home, which is still under construction, is commissioned by Luca Formilli Fendi, of Fendi fashion house. It is located on one of the Venetian Islands, a chain of artificial islands in Biscayne Bay. It features dramatic views of downtown Miami, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and a media room that doubles as a private club. The modern design is reminiscent of famous Fendi handbags, with angular designs and color blocking.
9904 KIP Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
List Price: $54,500,000
Listed by: Joyce Rey, Coldwell Banker-BH South
Listed for $54.5 million, this Beverly Hills estate is owned by Armand Marciano, the co-founder of Guess. It is set on nearly 20 acres overlooking the city, and spans more than 30,000 square feet. The Mediterranean-inspired home embodies the Southern California aesthetic that the Guess brand is known for. There are nine fireplaces, an elevator, a 27-car garage and motor court, staff quarters with three bedrooms and a separate full kitchen, a game room, media room, wine cellar and library. The expansive grounds feature immaculate lawns and gardens, orchards, fountains, a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, pool house with kitchen and pizza oven, tennis court and walking paths.
2999 Brickell Ave Miami, FL 33129
List Price: $19,000,000
Listed by: Mayi De La Vega, One Sotheby’s Int’l Realty
Dean Ziff, whose family owns Sunglass Hut retail stores, put this Miami home on the market for $19 million. You’re going to need sunglasses if you buy this home; it is set on a two acre lot on Biscayne Bay, right on the water. It was designed by Colombian & Cuban Architects, and draws inspiration from the Caribbean. The exterior design is completely symmetrical, with stairs, bridges, chairs and lamp posts equal on both sides. The home comes complete with a 3-car garage, tennis court, pool, and guest house.
1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
List Price: $100,000,000
Listed by: Jill Eber, Coldwell Banker Res. R.E.
This Miami Beach home was owned by fashion powerhouse Gianni Versace, and unfortunately was the location of his murder in 1997. It has 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 23,462 square feet. It is listed for $100 million; at that price, if you purchased it with the help of a Redfin agent, your refund would be $1,170,000! In true Versace style, the home is swathed in lavish appointments, including hand painted walls and ceiling frescoes, custom tile mosaics, fountains, sculptures and chandeliers. There’s even a 54-foot long 24-karat gold-lined pool! The listing photos are a must-see.
5/22/13 UPDATE: Versace’s home just dropped in price by $25 million. It’s now a much more affordable $75 million. The Redfin refund would be $877,500!