House of the Day: Alicia Keys' Manhattan Penthouse




Goodbye
so soon, Alicia? Looks like soulful songbird Alicia Keys is already done with the swanky penthouse she'd scooped from rockstar Lenny Kravitz just two years ago. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter put the stunning property, located in New York's SoHo neighborhood, on the market for a cool $17.95 million -- $10 million more than what what Kravitz paid for the loft in 2000. Perhaps she and rapper hubby Swizz Beatz could use the extra cash, with their brand-new baby in the picture and all.

It's a looker though, no doubt. The two-story, 6,167-square-foot penthouse boasts a floating glass staircase, a fireplace encased in floor-to-ceiling marble, a sprawling outdoor terrace, a wine cellar, chandeliers galore and a state-of-the-art Creston sound system (naturally).


The home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, four powder rooms, and even a library. But what's most impressive, perhaps, is its star-studded history. Rumor has it that Kravitz also rented the apartment to Nicole Kidman, and to Denzel Washington, prior to Keys' inhabitance. At one time, Courtney Love was also a neighbor.

Eric Malley of Sotheby's has the listing.

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