Bruce Willis Buys U2 Bassist Adam Clayton's NYC Apartment (House of the Day)




We never imagined that Bruce Willis and U2 bassist Adam Clayton would ever have anything in common. But it turns out they do: this stunning co-op on Manhattan's exclusive Central Park West. The New York Post first reported that Willis was in contract to buy the home, but Zillow and other reports followed up, saying that it was originally listed by Clayton back in October for $8.695 million. Willis scored the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home for $8 million.

Best known for playing John McClane in the "Die Hard" movies, Willis is currently on theater screens in the fifth installment of the film series, "A Good Day to Die Hard." So we're guessing Willis took that big fat paycheck to splurge on the fabulous apartment. And fabulous it is: It's a pre-war "art deco gem," the listing said, with a gourmet kitchen (high-end appliances included, naturally) that has slate countertops and terrazzo floors. There are huge spaces, including a living room, formal dining room and gallery hallway. There's plenty of space: When Clayton owned it, the space was originally two separate units that he converted into one, according to Zillow.

Willis' new place is in his old stomping grounds, as he used to live on Central Park West with ex-wife Demi Moore. But not to worry, he's still in his usual celebrity environment. This pad is in the famous El Dorado building, which has been home to U2 lead singer Bono and Alec Baldwin. Oh, how we are the company we keep. (If you missed out on this dream home, Madonna's Upper West Side apartment is still on the market -- and the price has come down!)

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