Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is listing his beloved former villa that he lived in from 1991 to 1998 for 10 million euros or approximately $11.7 million. The home is currently listed through Engel & Völkers who represent the Roman villa on the outside, but the art deco glam on the inside.
The home named Villa Jako, in honor of Lagerfeld’s longtime partner Jacques de Bascher who passed away in 1989, opens to a double-height atrium with an oversized skylight, angular designs within and each of the rooms off to the sides all incorporate a playful vibe. One room features a coffered ceiling, with every gilded square having a teal center and a starburst design. Another room features a golden striped affair with current artwork of medieval-era characters beneath a colorful tent.
The 12,000 square-foot-meter hilltop villa also features a grand living room that spans the entire length of the property. There is a first-floor gallery that can serve as a library, and round-arched glass doorways that open directly to the garden and terrace leading to the breath-taking views of the River Elbe.
According to Engel & Völkers, Lagerfeld originally sold the property in 1998, but the current owner kept quite a bit of the interior design elements. Although there is no word on exactly which elements were kept, the gold leaf-painted ceilings and the three bedrooms which all feature an en-suite bathroom and dressing room are remarkable.
The living space of the home, according to Forbes, is nearly 5,000 square feet, on a lot just shy of three acres. The property is located in the leafy neighborhood of Blankenese in Hamburg, Germany and has unobstructed views of the River Elbe.
Lagerfeld is known for his love of interior design and worked on multiple lavish homes around the world that he’s owned. Some homes he worked on include a mansion in Monaco, a chateau in Brittany and a house in Vermont, as well as several others.
He recently turned his passion into a business after being hired to design a lobby in the estates at Acqualina. The 50-story luxury residential towers in Miami are his new focus that comes complete with an ice rink and traders’ room. The apartments in the area cost between $4 million and $9 million.