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The most expensive celebrity homes in New York City

The celebrity super rich are apparently able to afford quite nice houses.

FOR ALL OF us normals, just living in New York City is a pipe dream. But when the sky’s the limit, as it is for many celebrities, you’d expect that they’d have the best homes money can buy.

With approximate estimates provided by AddressReport, Business Insider took a look at the priciest places owned by celebs in the Big Apple.

Daniel Radcliffe

Source: Stribling and associates

Estimated value: $5.2 million

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe majorly upgraded from the cupboard under the stairs. He purchased the three-bedroom corner apartment at 1 Morton Square for $4.9 million in 2008.

‘The boy who lived’ resides in luxury, enjoying sunset views of New York Harbor from the curved windows, marble and granite counters, and a 500-bottle wine cellar.

Co-star Alan Rickman, who played Professor Snape, is rumored to live in the building as well.

Drew Barrymore

Source: Roger Erickson

Estimated value: $8.3 million

This California transplant adds warmth and coziness to a two-story loft on the Upper East Side. The recently-renovated space provides a built-in stereo system, gallery, library, and plenty of room for entertaining.

Barrymore recently welcomed her second daughter into the world. The four-bedroom duplex has plenty of room for mom, husband Will Kopelman and two girls.

Judge Judy

Source: Stribling and associates

Estimated value: $8.5 million

When not filming her courtroom reality show in California, Judge Judy Sheindlin escapes to her Midtown East penthouse in a 14-story Rosario Candela-designed building, says AddressReport. Amenities include 5.5 full- and half-baths, a wine cellar that holds 900 bottles and a rooftop terrace.

Clearly, the courtroom isn’t the only venue she commands. The judge shaved more than a million dollars off the listing price.

Cameron Diaz

Source: Douglas Elliman

Estimated value: $9 million

Cameron Diaz beat out fellow stars for an ultra-private retreat in Chelsea. The luxury flat, located in a former New York Telephone Company call centre, is complete with 18-inch thick walls and soundproof floors.

The SoCal native enlisted the help of West Coast design queen Kelly Wearstler to give her Chelsea apartment just the right amount of razzle-dazzle. The pair decided on a colour palette of burnished metals and illustrious minerals, giving the space warmth and shine.

Chelsea Clinton

Source: Douglas Elliman

Estimated value: $9.25 million

Former first kid Chelsea Clinton proved her sharp negotiating skills last fall when she and hedge funder husband Marc Mezvinsky purchased the fourth-floor, four-bedroom apartment for a full $1.25 million less than it was listed for. The Whitman building is a four-unit conversion that takes up the entire floor and overlooks Madison Square Park — a perfect setting for soon-to-be-mom Clinton.

The Clinton/Mezvinsky family counts NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon, hedge-funder John Silvetz and model Wilda Deon Bray among its neighbours.

Uma Thurman

Source: Douglas Elliman

Estimated value: $10 million

Romance novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and her husband dragged this exclusive River House estate through the real estate market for three years before finding it a loving owner, Uma Thurman. The Kill Bill star scored the 13-room Midtown East spread for nearly $19 million below asking price.

The River House building was once called the “grand dame of Manhattan real estate” for its elite co-op board that denied famous actresses and socialites. Thurman passed the test with flying colors.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Source: Delos Living

Estimated value: $10 million

The Wolf of Wall Street locked down an apartment just a little north of the Financial District — a modest two-bedroom in Greenwich Village.

The WELL-Certified building has insane green amenities — like vitamin C-infused showers, an aromatherapy air supply, “posture-supportive heat reflexology flooring” (whatever that means), and a wellness concierge.

Keith Richards

Source: Sothby's

Estimated value: $10.5 million

Keith Richards and wife Patti Henson scooped up this penthouse on Fifth Avenue to the tune of $10.5 million, according to AddressReport. It first landed on the market for $15 million in 2012.

Three previously separate units combine to create this “masterpiece of form and function,” complete with three terraces on the first floor, custom white lacquer millwork, and a Sonos sound system throughout.

Beyonce and Jay Z

Source: Sotheby's

Estimated value: $12.5 million

Queen Bey and the Hov, the highest-earning celebrity couple in America, shelled out $6.85 million for the penthouse of this converted 1929 brick warehouse building in Tribeca. Its value has practically doubled over 10 years.

While little is known about how the pair renovated the space, it made headlines a few years ago when it was rumored to be the setting for their nuptials.

Julianne Moore

Source: Street Easy

Estimated value: $12.5 million

Moore bought her West 11th Street townhouse in 2003 for $3.5 million, according to AddressReport. She tried twice to sell it but was unsuccessful. The last listing price was $12.5 million.

The six-bedroom, three-plus bathroom home dates back to the late 1800s and features French doors, original architecture and moldings, a large recreational media room, as well as a high-tech security system.

Another perk: It’s right around the corner from Magnolia Bakery, so Moore and her family can snack on some cupcakes whenever it suits them.

Hugh Jackman

Source: Sotheby's

Estimated value: $26.5 million

The X-Men star’s 11,000-square-foot, three-level condo is the largest unit in the building. The Wolverine purchased the triplex, overlooking the Hudson River, for $21 million in 2008.

Previously owned by Sun Microsystems billionaire Bill Joy, who listed it for a staggering $40 million, the five-bedroom spread has a professional kitchen, gym, sauna, library and wine cellar.

Sting

Source: Sotehby's

Estimated value: $26.5 million

In 2008, Sting bought his five-bedroom duplex condo at 15 Central Park West, one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses. His new home turned him into Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s next door neighbour.

The Roxanne singer had previously lived just up the street in an apartment at 88 Central Park West, another celeb-loving luxury building, that sold for $26 million.

Overlooking the rectangular expanse of green from the 16th and 17th floors, Sting enjoys an expansive terrace and 5,500 square feet of space.

Jon Bon Jovi

Source: Douglas Elliman

Estimated value: $37.5 million

Bon Jovi is hoping he can get the $37.5 million he reportedly put his SoHo place up for sale just two months ago.

This isn’t the first time the rock star has put this very apartment on the market; in January the condo was purportedly up for $42 million with no takers at the time. Besides its stellar location, the apartment has six bedrooms, multiple fireplaces, a state-of-the-art media room, and sweet roof deck perfect for summer cookouts under the stars.

Demi Moore

Source: google earth

Estimated value: $75 million

After renovating the place to the tune of $25 million, Moore’s gorgeous apartment is currently on the market for $75 million.

Moore lives in the celeb-filled San Remo building, a beautiful, Art Deco-style icon overlooking the west side of Central Park. The $75 million price tag includes a two-bedroom unit that she owns on the ground floor of the building, in addition to her triplex.

Tommy Hilfiger

Source: Street easy

Estimated value: $80 million

Hilfiger purchased his beautiful Plaza penthouse back in 2008 for $50 million, and just listed it in October for $80 million — not a bad price, considering Hilfiger and his wife put nearly $20 million into renovating the place.

Hilfiger’s four-bedroom pad spans 6,000 square feet over two floors, and offers sweeping views of Central Park and the city skyline. Rumor has it that the dining room walls are painted with a custom Eloise mural by the original illustrator of the book, which is set at the Plaza.

And because the apartment was designed by a designer, you can expect that the place is nothing short of fabulous.

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