Sept. 27 - The landmark Miami mansion where the late fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead is sold at auction for $41.5 million. Mana Rabiee reports.
Off the market. The former mansion of the late fashion designer Gianni Versace was sold at auction for over $41million. A steal, considering the original asking price was $125 million. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAMAR FISHER, PRESIDENT OF FISHER AUCTION, SAYING: "The property has been sold. There will be a new owner tomorrow on the court confirmation. The closing will take approximately about twenty days to occur. Again the sales price is forty one million, five hundred thousand dollars." The landmark home boasts 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a pool inlaid with 24-karat gold. But it also has a dark past. In 1997, Versace was gunned down at the entrance by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The new owner is Jordash jeans magnate Joe Nakash, who says the mansion is a piece of history. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOE NAKASH, NEW OWNER OF THE MANSION, SAYING: "I believe it's worth a hundred million dollars, easy. I got it very cheap." He's planning on putting a plaque here in Versace's honor. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOE NAKASH, NEW OWNER OF THE MANSION, SAYING: "Right here, it's going to be a plaque with his name, and where he was shot." Good news for one of the dozens of curious tourists that stop at the mansion each day. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ICHI HARTNSTEIN, GERMAN TOURIST, SAYING: "We had no idea that this mansion was going to be sold and I hope it's going to be taken well care of." Nakash beat out several other bidders, including billionaire Donald Trump.