Casa Casurina Opens For Home Tours
Gianni Versace's Miami, Florida home Casa Casuarina has been a private club for years. Now the 1930 Italianate mansion on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is open for a limited run of public tours. Versace bought the home in 1992 for $2.9 million and since his death it has been a private club and part of the Leading Hotels of the World group offering ten suites. The Casa also includes a mosaic pool, Observatory roof deck and member's lounges including the Moroccan room, the Caviar Creator Club Lounge, the Polo Bar and the Davidoff cigar bar. Tours of Casa Casuarina cost $50 and are offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., through Sept. 30. In homage to Versace, the tours, which need to be booked in advance, will be given by a woman dressed in a Versace gown.