Designer Karl Lagerfeld—the man who stood at the helm of both Chanel and Fendi—is known for his impeccable, unique sense style. His former estate in the Blankenese district of Hamburg, Germany is no different. The three-bedroom home sits atop green rolling hills, more closely resembling a Roman villa than a house. While it was only in Lagerfeld's possession from 1989 to 1998, the fashion icon left his mark on the property, which the current owner recently (as of June 2018) listed for €10 million (roughly $11.65 million), Women's Wear Daily reported.
Lagerfeld dubbed the picturesque estate built in the 20s "Villa Jako" after his late partner, Jacques de Bascher. After purchasing the property, Lagerfeld hired Hamburg-based art conservator Renate Kant to refurbish the home. Inside, you'll find ornate architecture fit for a royal palace paired with incredibly modern furnishings. The space holds three bedrooms, a grand living room with gold leaf-painted ceilings, an expansive library, and a garden terrace that offers unobstructed views of the River Elbe.
Much of Lagerfeld's work was inspired by the house. He once shot an ad campaign for his Jako perfume in gardens, and he even wrote a book about its interiors called Ein Deutsches Haus—which translates to A German House. Step inside the stunning German villa below.
Pick up a copy of Lagerfeld's book A German House about his former German villa to learn more about the idyllic location.