Where do celebrities live in New York City? From penthouses, apartments, and condos, to mansions and townhomes, Hollywood stars seem to have the prettiest, most lavish and extremely stylish houses in the city and we have an NYC celebrity map to prove it.
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Celebrity Home Addresses NYC
This list of celebrities in NYC just the beginning, ya’ll. There are so many in New York City, Manhattan specifically. You know what to expect from Velvet Ropes’ celebrity maps, and the same is true for our upcoming NYC celebrity map. But until it’s launched, here’s a breakdown of a few highlights!
Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis
Actress Olivia Wilde lives in the Brooklyn area of New York. She and her husband Jason Sudeikis previously sold their home in the meatpacking district for a huge $3.8 million. They moved to Brooklyn from there and upgraded to a massive 6,300 square foot home in the Clinton Hill neighborhood. The home is truly beautiful, and in a great location for the couple and their son. The mansion recently went under renovation in which 100 new windows were fitted, as well as a state of the art air conditioning system and an upgrade to their private garden. It features a library, six fireplaces, a large living area with a hidden projector screen to transform the room into a cinema, high ceilings and a beautiful kitchen.
When in NYC, Lady Gaga lives in a Central Park apartment with fabulous views of the city, and a pretty hefty price tag. The apartment is located at 40 Central Park South and it pretty spacey and luxurious for the star. It spreads across 2000 square feet and comes with an amazing FOUR terraces. It’s also super private, as neither size has neighbors either side. It also comes fitted with a giant marble stairway, a large dining room, a chef’s kitchen and a luscious master bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
Actress Jessica Biel and superstar hubby Justin Timberlake have recently moved into the star-studded building in Greenwich, NYC. It is also home to the likes of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Lawrence. The pair reportedly sold their previous New York pad for $6.65 million and splashed in excess of $20 million on their new penthouse in the building that runs along the Hudson River. It has 4 bedrooms, lots of open space and a beautiful outdoor terrace. The building itself comes with some pretty cool facilities and amenities including wet bars, gyms, a rooftop and an indoor pool that is 75 feet long.
A-lister Cameron Diaz lives in a stunning Manhattan apartment that cost her a fair few pennies. The apartment (which cost around $9 million), is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and spreads across 2,400 square feet. Inside the home, the actress has decorated the interior with bold and vibrant pieces, as well as brass decor and bright colors. It really reflects the personality of Diaz. The interior of each room is slightly different, but each is just as magnificent and luxurious as each other. The rooms of the fancy apartment include a large guest bedroom and bathroom, a dining room, a grey and white (and perfectly clean) master bedroom, a bright kitchen, and so much more.
After actress Katie Holmes divorced from her ex-husband and fellow actor Tom Cruise, she moved her and her young daughter Suri to a leased apartment in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. The apartment has two bedrooms and two and a half stunning bathrooms and is rented for around $25,000 per month, which is a step up from the previous $12,500 apartment. The building is home to many other celebs, which means it has great privacy and a host of security and staff members. It also has a private laundry and concierge service, as well as a large rooftop, a pool, a gym and even a playroom for any kids that are living in the residence.
Actor Hugh Jackman is the proud owner of a triplex apartment in Greenwich Village. He owns the 8th, 9th and 10th floor of the building, which spans across a huge space of 11,000 square feet in total. The home is very minimalistic and decorated in a simplistic yet luxurious and sophisticated manner. The rooms facing the Hudson River have HUGE floor to ceiling windows, which let in a great amount of natural light to the open space, and offer spectacular views of the city in the distance. Each floor has different facilities that fit the actor’s every need. Floor 8 has 3 bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, as well as a library and music room. Floor 9 has a beautiful living area with a double high ceiling and a dining room which can seat many guests, a kitchen, a wine cellar, and even a gallery. And last but not least, floor 10 has the master bedroom, a gym and sauna, and a private dressing room.
Naomi Watts lives with her partner Liev Schreiber and their two sons in an incredible Manhattan apartment. After they purchased the property, it was victim to awful flooding before they were due to move in. After months upon months of grueling renovation, and a whole lot of stress (and money!), the home was finally ready. It is decorated to perfection and is the ideal family home for this superstar clan. Some of its features include a large open space, a walk-in pantry, a large master bedroom, and a grand dining room. When asked about her newly refurbished home, Watts said, “I wanted a place where we could snuggle as a family. I didn’t want to make a showhouse. I wanted to make a true home for us.”
Alicia Keys lives in a stunning mansion in Englewood, just outside the city of NYC. And with 32 rooms, it certainly is a place fit for a queen. It has 8 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, and 4 half bathrooms. Other facilities include an indoor pool, a garage fit for 5 cars and a tennis course, all spread across an incredible 25,000 square feet. It’s also got an entertainment room, a home theatre, a stunning kitchen, and a grand dining area.
Superstar A-lister Madonna was never going to do things by halves. And her house is no different. The singer lives in a beautiful NY townhouse on the Upper East Side. The home (which used to be three separate homes) is 57 feet wide and boasts 26 magnificent rooms. 13 of those rooms are bedrooms and a 38-foot wide drawing room. The home has 11 foot high ceilings, 9 fireplaces and a 3,000 square foot backyard, which can be enjoyed in the warmer months. Each room is decorated with a combination of modern and vintage design, which makes for a totally unique home – like the singer herself. Wooden floors, grand bathtubs, and beautiful art make the home very special indeed.
The True Colors singer Cyndi Lauper had spent 30 years living in Stamford, CT in a beautiful home. The home was spread across three bedrooms and four bathrooms, and a stunning outdoor pool. The house was built in 1976 and is the location in which Lauper wrote the famous Kinky Boots. It takes up around 1 and a half acres and has some incredible features, including a table and bench imported from an old-school Parisian train, her platinum records displayed proudly on the walls and a 19th century English manor house front door. It also has hand painted patterned walls, French tiles in the bathroom and stunning high ceilings. Cyndi and her husband sold the home in early 2018, to move to Manhattan where their son attends college.
Rapper 50 Cent has a huge mansion which sits just outside of Manhattan, in Connecticut. He has been trying to sell the 50,000 square foot property for many years but has been short of luck time and time again. The home is HUGE and has amazing features and fantastic decor, but it was originally put on the market for a staggering $18.5 million. What makes the home worth so much cash? Well, it has 19 bedrooms, a gym, basketball court, an indoor pool, a recording studio and even a small nightclub! It also has a large garage as well as a helipad for helicopters to land. It has grand designs, including marble floors and an opulent staircase in the reception area, a games room, home theatre and even its very own lake. The home is now up for sale for $5 million, and he spends more time in central New York.
DiCaprio, one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, is currently renting a penthouse in NYC. The apartment spreads across 3,548 square foot and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 1 half bathroom. It is worth $14 million and has three exposures and two outdoor terraces. It has floor to ceiling windows which offer spectacular views for the star to enjoy. The building itself has many fantastic amenities for the residents to use, which includes a spa and steam rooms, a saltwater pool, an outdoor plaza, a fitness studio, and a lounge. What more could you possibly need? Another 2 apartments apparently. Although the actor is currently spending time in this uptown apartment, he does actually own two other apartments, which are adjacent units and are located at 2 River Terrace in Battery Park. Those locations were purchased by DiCaprio in 2008 and 2014.
Joan Rivers home, which sold for an incredible $28 million after her sad death in 2015, was a giant penthouse filled with lavish luxuries and grand decor. Located at 1 East 62nd Street, off Fifth Avenue, the home was adjacent to her daughter Melissa, and grandson Edgar. The beautiful penthouse has 11 rooms, 4 of which are bedrooms and 4 of which are bathrooms. It also has 5 fireplaces for the colder winter months and two terraces which offer stunning views of both downtown NY and Central Park. A beautiful location for a beautiful soul! You can enter the elevator which takes you up to a grand ballroom, which also has a music room with 23-foot ceilings attached. This is where Joan hosted a number of celebrity-filled parties and gatherings.
Anne Hathaway and her hubby Adam Shulman recently moved from a $4.25 million loft in NYC, to a $2.55 million penthouse on the Upper West Side. Although a $2 million NYC penthouse sounds like a dream home for many of us non-celebs, for Anne and Adam, it was actually a downsize, but just as luxurious all the same. The 1,200 home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a beautiful high ceilinged kitchen complete with a skylight to make it nice and fresh. It also has a wine storage area, a patio terrace, and a cozy living space. It is decorated in a modern manner, with greys and whites being the main theme consistent throughout the home.
Howard Stern has spent an incredible $15 million on two apartments that are located on the 53rd floor of Manhattan’s Millennium Tower. The two apartments total 2,546 square foot and they sit just below his OTHER home, a penthouse which spreads across 4,149 on the 54th floor. Aside from his property in Manhattan, he also rents a large home in Southampton in The Hamptons in New York, whilst he waits for his Hamptons mansion to be finished being built.
Beyonce and husband Jay-Z bought what is known as the Pond House in The Hamptons in fall of 2017. And they splashed out a huge $26 million for the mansion. The home sits across 12,000 square foot and has 7 bedrooms and 7 and a half bathrooms. And of course, Queen Bee wouldn’t do things by halves. She has had marble imported from Verona, Italy for her bathrooms and hand-milled wood-work throughout the home. If the 12,000 isn’t enough, the property also features a 1,200 square foot guest house, complete with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and living room. The living room in the main house has 30 foot high ceilings, which overlooks the pond and allows for beautiful sunset watching.