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Casa Casuarina, Miami: Gianni Versace’s South Beach mansion

Donatella Versace, Gianni’s sister and a designer in her own right, took over the design reins of the fashion house after her brother’s death. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images)
Opulence is the hallmark of Casa Casuarina, formerly the South Beach mansion of designer Gianni Versace. The historical and architectural jewel sits along Ocean Drive, a popular destination for celebrities and regular folks alike. (Luis Sinco | Los Angeles Times)
Gauzy drapes adorn the archways leading to a courtyard and fountain at Versace’s Casa Casuarina. Peer through the wrought-iron gates, as thousands do each day, and you might catch a glimpse of Paris Hilton or Jack Nicholson. (Luis Sinco | Los Angeles Times)
Staff members clean out the pool at Casa Casuarina. Recent overnight guests have included Rachel Bilson and boyfriend Hayden Christensen, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise and Jessica Alba. (Luis Sinco | Los Angeles Times)
Guests or celebrities who are feeling blue can lounge on a rooftop veranda at Casa Casuarina. (Luis Sinco | Los Angeles Times)
Classical artwork adorns a spiral staircase in the South Beach mansion that belonged to Gianni Versace. The home now is exclusively available for corporate and social functions and by private membership. (Luis Sinco | Los Angeles Times)
A cozy bar invites guests to have a leisurely drink at Casa Casuarina. (Luis Sinco | Los Angeles Times)
The Jungle Room at Casa Casuarina goes for about $4,000 a night. (Luis Sinco | Los Angeles Times)
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