How about owning a grand home that housed classic art work that includes stucco casts of Antonio Canova’s Pair Of Pugilists estimated to be worth up to £40,000, a pair of cherry-wood bookcases by Karl Roos worth £120,000 and a previously unseen painting by 18th-century artist Johann Zoffany? As amazing as it sounds, Gianni Versace’s opulent Lake Como villa at its Bond Street residence is being recreated by Sothebys’s with grand interiors that were once home to magnificent art work. A collector’s favorite, it’s being redone in a fashion that still keeps in line with the grand tradition, with plenty of neo-classical styled accessories and furnishings. It’s expected to go under the hammer for over £ 2 million! – via