A tour of the Versace mansion

  • The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding will start at $25 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding starts at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and a 54 foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold inlay. And all you have to have to start the bidding is a $3 million deposit. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Francis Santos, left, and Jason Welt of Fisher Auction invited the media to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding will start at $25 milion for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. Bidders must put up a $3-million deposit and show the ability to pay at least $40 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Aviary Suite is one of the 10 bedrooms in the Versace mansion, which is up for auction, in case you have an extra $25 million. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding will start at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. Bidders must put up a $3-million deposit and show the ability to pay at least $40 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Versace's bed has hand-painted clouds above that cover the ceiling. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding will start at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. Bidders must put up a $3-million deposit and show the ability to pay at least $40 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding will start at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. Bidders must put up a $3-million deposit and show the ability to pay at least $40 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Julius Caesar was painted on the alcove wall outside Versace's bedroom suite. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding starts at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. And all you have to have to start the bidding is a $3 million deposit. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The entrance to the Versace mansion with a tile staircase and mosaic floor. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding will start at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. Bidders must put up a $3-million deposit and show the ability to pay at least $40 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Versace mansion is filled with stained glass. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. The bidding will start at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. Bidders must put up a $3 million deposit and show the ability to pay at least $40 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Jill Eber of The Jills, by the pool, talks to the press about the Versace mansion, soon to be auctioned off, with a starting bid of $25 million. The 54-foot mosaic pool is lined with 24-karat gold. The media was invited to tour the mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Mosaic Suite is called the Madonna room because she stayed there. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding starts at $25 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • This mosaic face is on the floor of the 'Mosaic Suite' or the Madonna room, because she often slept there when at the Versace mansion. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding starts at $25 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Empire Suite opposite Versace's bedroom, located on the second floor of the mansion, is adorned with hand-painted murals. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding starts at $25 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From the rooftop of the Versace mansion, there is a view of the ocean. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding starts at $25 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding starts at $25 million for 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. And all you have to have to start the bidding is a $3 million deposit. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Versace's personal wing of the mansion included this small room with an ocean view. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding starts at $25 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • At the top of the Versace mansion, above the three stories with 10 bedrooms and 11 baths, is a copper observatory, decked with gold stars and a dome roof, to follow the stars. The media was invited to tour the Versace mansion, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, before a bankruptcy auction set for Sept. 17. Bidding starts at $25 million. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF