Before I start mentally belting out ‘Streets of New York,’ let’s just get straight to it.
Alicia Keys has put her New York home on the market for $17.9 million. And yes, it’s about as badass as you would expect a multimillion dollar New York City home to be.
With 4.5 bedrooms and 4 full and 4 half bathrooms, the mansion is sized at 6,167 square feet. The penthouse property also comes with a separate private wine cellar and storage rooms, probably located somewhere inside the building.
The home has floor-to-ceiling windows, a floating, see-through glass staircase, and a massive outdoor rooftop area with sprawling views of New York City.
Alicia bought the home with her producer/rapper husband Swizz Beatz, paying $12,750,00 for it from Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz had a hard time selling it, changing the asking price a few times. The price went as high as 19.5 million and as low as 12.5 mil.
The home also features a “state of the art gourmet eat in kitchen” in addition to a formal dining room. Oh, and of course there’s a home theater. The living room also includes a cozy fireplace.
Perhaps Alicia and Swizz are looking for more room for their baby boy. Alicia gave birth to baby Egypt Daoud Dean on October 14, 2010 and has said that motherhood has changed her considerably.
"Motherhood is heaven. It's so purposeful and such fun. I feel much wiser in the choices I make. I have a reason in life I never had before."