Rihanna is moving to New York City for the foreseeable future. The Bajan popstar just put down a deposit to rent 4,600 square foot penthouse at 129 Lafayette, for $39,000 a month. For the record, $39,000 would cover my rent for the next 43 months.
According to the listing, the pre-war Soho duplex, which is also on the market for $14,660,000, boasts four bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
Fabulous Soho Duplex Penthouse with a large terrace in full-service condominium. This beautiful 2-story luxury home on Lafayette street exemplifies refined downtown living with its four exposures of light-filled ambiance, architectural details, modern appointments and gracious living/entertaining indoor and outdoor space.I'm coveting.
Enter from the top floor and be instantly impressed by the bright, spacious layout highlighted by wraparound oversized windows, custom concrete flooring, a grand living room with 13' ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. There is a modern open chef's kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and Val Cucine cabinetry, Viking Stove, Thermadore Double oven, Sub Zero refrigerator, Wine Cooler, and Bosch Appliances. There is a separate Media Alcove with a dry bar, and upstairs powder room. Step outside to enjoy the incredible views from the expansive 2400 SF terrace; an ideal, private spot for enjoying cocktails or hosting a sunset dinner for guests, which can easily be landscaped into a lush planted garden during the Spring and Summer season.
Descend the staircase to the 11th floor where you'll find 4 private bedrooms and 3 baths. This includes a sumptuous master suite with an open city view of the northern Skyline and Empire State Building, a dressing room with huge walk-in closet, and an opulent ensuite bath with more open views and a frameless glass-enclosed double shower, private water closet, double sinks and 6' Kohler tub. Two spacious secondary bedrooms share a full bath; the 4th bedroom/home office has corner Northeastern views and a private bath.
Formerly a light manufacturing building, 129 Lafayette was converted into luxury condominium apartments in 2004. The 2 wonderful penthouses were added to the structure. The newly renovated building offers an attended 15'-high lobby, central heating/air conditioning and a large common roof deck with open views; storage is also available. The vibrant location borders Soho, Nolita, Little Italy and Chinatown, putting you in the heart of some of NYC's finest shops and restaurants, plus convenient transportation.
This place is sweet. Look at the size of the second bedrooms!