Versace-loving vendors had mixed success at their weekend auctions.
Interior designer Jason Scott secured $1.045 million for his Zetland offering through Ray White agent Jack McGhee.
The bidding started at $900,000, before selling to a young first homebuyer from Meadowbank.
The two-bedroom Joynton Ave unit cost $350,000 before its makeover into the “epitome of Versace” by Scott, who is now off to build at Richmond.
The sale price is more than the $900,000-$950,000 price guide that the Joynton Ave home during the campaign.
There was no Versace-styled sale sticker on another scheduled weekend auction listing at Casula.
In trying to replicate that style, it was estimated that John and Debbie Tsikouris’ Versace inclusions cost at least $380,000 but the unique nature of the fittings meant they were almost impossible to value.
“It’s a show home — you either love it or you hate it,” John said during its marketing. “It has taken a lot of hard work … we will be sad to see it gone. My wife and I are Versace fanatics.”
LJ Hooker listing agent Ilce Dimeski advised a $1.35 million pre-auction offer had been made, with negotiations continuing.
The Tsikouris’s are preparing to Tsikouris throwing in some of his Versace-inspired belongings with the sale, including the Versace-themed bedsheets and freestanding tub, along with marble busts of Roman emperors and figures from Greek mythology.
The door handles are plated with 24-carat gold and the front fence has Romanesque columns with Versace-inspired insets.
Fashion icon Gianni Versace, who was killed outside his Miami mansion Casa Casuarina in 1997, was famed for his vivid colours and bold prints.
He was also known to draw inspiration from Graeco-Roman art, reflected in many of the design choices in his Miami home, which has operated as a hotel since 2015 (it sold for US$41.5 million in 2013).
– Additional reporting Michael Crawford and Aidan Devine.