The Most Expensive Homes Blog has come to find out that Karl Lagerfeld’s exquisite German Villa has hit the market for $11.65 million. The creative director of Chanel and Fendi bought the Hamburg luxury real estate back in 1989 and named her Villa Jako, a tribute to his longtime partner Jacques de Bascher.
Lagerfeld hired Renate Kant, an extremely proficient art conservator, who helped the fashion designer refurbish the home. The result was so appealing that Lagerfeld decided to shoot an advertising campaign there for his Jako perfume. Later on, he even published a book about the interiors and landscape design of the house, entitled “Ein Deutsches Haus”, which means “A German House”.
As soon as you see the house you are bestowed with lush gardens, dramatic features and grand columns. Other glamorous amenities are a grand living room, a gold leaf-painted ceilings, a library and round-arched glass doorways that open directly onto the garden and terrace where unobstructed views of the River Elbe can be enjoyed.
Marble and modern art create juxtaposed styles throughout the lavish property. The atrium leads to the Chinese salon. Three bedrooms, with adjoining bathrooms and a dressing room, are grouped around an open gallery, which forms the space between the skylight and the atrium.
When it was first built, the lower ground level was only accessible from the outside, but an inner staircase was added in the late 1990’s allowing for direct access from the ground level. The outdoor space is filled with terraces, stone steps leading down from the house to rose, Baroque and Biedermeier gardens, as well as to a grove of elderberry trees, and a water fountain.
As a whole, Karl Lagerfeld’s passion for interior design and luxury homes goes unnoticed as he previously worked on homes he owned all around the world, including a mansion in Monaco, a chateau in Brittany and a residence in Vermont.
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Source: Harper’s Bazaar