Barbadian songstress Rihanna will pay $39,000 per month for a duplex penthouse at a loft conversion on the border between Soho and Chinatown. The apartment, at 129 Lafayette Street, first hit the market in April asking $14.66 million.
The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom pad on the 11th and 12th floors boasts a wraparound 2,400-square-foot terrace with World Trade Center views and a full media room with a bar. Rihanna initially checked out the penthouse in the 11-story, 27-unit building during a visit to New York City last month for Fashion Week, sources told the New York Daily News. The apartment was last sold for $6.1 million in 2005, according to the newspaper.
Town Residential broker Dana Power, who had the sales listing, declined to comment to the Daily News. Representatives for Rihanna were unavailable for comment. [NYDN] – Hiten Samtani