George Clooney and his wife Amal have picked up a new home in Aby Rosen’s 100 East 53rd Street development.
The Foster + Partners-designed, 94-unit luxury tower is expected to be completed next year. The building’s two-floor penthouse is currently on the market for $65 million. However, sources told the New York Post that Clooney did not buy the penthouse unit.
“The high-profile couple did not purchase the penthouse, but instead opted for a high-floor residence in the upcoming building,” the source said.
The unit directly below the penthouse on the 49th floor is a 3,385-square-foot, full-floor apartment on the market for $14.75 million. It has three bedrooms, 11-foot ceilings, direct elevator access and a “spacious great room with dramatic northern, western and eastern exposures,” according to the listing.
The source added that the celebrity couple were attracted to the building’s design and amenities. It’s proximity to the United Nations is also boon for Amal, a human rights lawyer.
Clooney was known for staying at the Carlyle. He also owns a Studio City, Calif., home, a villa in Lake Como, Italy, and a 17th-century mansion in England. [NYP] –Christopher Cameron