Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:30:00 GMT | By Sam Ashton, contributor, MSN Money

The Beckhams buy £36 million Versace palace

David and Victoria have apparently splashed out on the stunning mansion where Gianni Versace was murdered


David and Victoria Beckham buy former Versace palace (© Image © Getty - AP)
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The Beckhams have bought the former mansion of the murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami for £36 million, according to the Daily Mirror.

The property was lived in by Versace for five years after he bought the mansion in 1992, before he was fatally shot on the doorstep by a serial killer in 1997.

Click on the image above to take a virtual tour of the exquisite home.

The Beckhams buy £36 million Versace mansion (© Getty Images - AP)

David and Victoria Beckham, who are no strangers to Versace designs, are believed to have been searching for a family home in Miami, after David’s recent purchase of an MLS team based there. The mansion contains 10 bedrooms, so would provide more than enough space for the Beckham brood.

The home was auctioned off in September 2013, when it was acquired by the owners of a nearby hotel, but reported plans for an expansion clearly didn’t come to fruition. It sits on the busy Ocean Drive, and will be the only residential property on the street.

The Beckhams buy £36 million Versace mansion (© Getty Images - AP)

On top of the home’s 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, it also contains five libraries and a magnificent 54-foot, mosaic-tiled, 24-carat-gold-lined pool. It’s full of unique Versace design elements as well as lavish ornaments and statues.

When Versace purchased the property for £6 million in 1992, it was in a bad state, but he spent a reported £20 million buying the property next door and renovating both homes into the one seen in these pictures.

The home is no stranger to the stars; while it was owned by Versace, Madonna was reportedly a regular visitor.

122Comments
03/03/2014 16:28
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Good luck to them.

They haven't hurt anyone, regularly donate a fortune to charity and by all accounts are quite nice people.
03/03/2014 19:28
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I wish ???/ best of luck to them , they have worked for what they have got, it is their money not anyone else's, so by what right  can any one criticize them ?
06/03/2014 15:00
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Good luck to them but it does make you wonder what kind of world we live in where a brilliant scientist working towards cures etc often get peanuts but somebody who can kick a ball around gets to spend £36 million on a house.
03/03/2014 21:46
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Looking at these posts , I am now more sure than ever , that Brits cannot stand success , & are VERY jealous , of any Brit who makes it from nothing ........... at the same time worshipping the likes of Paltrow & her Hollywood mates who were given a start by their very rich & powerful parents , the Beckham knockers do not appreciate good parenting, or good manners , who knows what they have bought the Versace mansion for ...................... SHUT UP & leave them alone.
03/03/2014 14:02
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What crass individuals these two are. £36 million on a house with 5 libraries. Well that will be those 5 rooms sitting idle
04/03/2014 15:13
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A Perfect example of money not being able to buy taste!
04/03/2014 13:07
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Five libraries yes?  That means five comics, one for each room!
04/03/2014 07:25
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I would just like to say, all the best to David and Victoria and wonder if you have a room for rent!!! One of the libraries would do me nicely, thank you.
06/03/2014 13:46
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So what.  Only means some other ****  will buy it for double   in 10 years because someone called beckham owns it.
Funny how we can comment on this rubbish  but anything serious forget it

03/03/2014 21:52
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Good for them they have the money might as well spend it than give it to the tax man. Bit creepy that someone got killed in it and in the same line off work Victory's in???
08/03/2014 10:50
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Now that they have a house Can you please stay out there and don't come back they only come to take more money from tv etc and hoping to get a kinghthood the same as tom jones if it it so good in other country's than DONT COME BACK  back Britain and be proud to do so.
04/03/2014 03:05
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they sell a nice estate , and buy one ugly building ?????
03/03/2014 14:19
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More money than sense these two.  How can they not do something less self indulgent?
03/03/2014 17:46
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It still won't remove the image from Victoria's head when she's alone in her thoughts at night of her husband banging Rebecca Loos all ways.

03/03/2014 18:19
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This house looks like a house for a well cultured couple with a lot sophistication not a average footballer and his wag lol.
03/03/2014 17:20
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Pity a personality and sense doesn't go with their money.
06/03/2014 16:13
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morally sick with all the starving people in uk they have to rub their noses in it with this show of big headedness
05/03/2014 23:42
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All paid for by the loyal fans !!!!! who have nothing and most can't pay there bills !!! MUGS !!
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