From Ariana Grande’s Chelsea apartment to Taylor Swift’s West Village townhouse – inside 9 celebrity homes in New York City

Taylor Swift is one of the many celebrities that call New York City home, at least part of the time. Photo: GC Images

Celebrities have long flocked to New York City.

Stars such as Meryl Streep, Justin Timberlake, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro, Madonna, Sting and Taylor Swift all call the Big Apple home – at least part of the time. And naturally, they live in some of the most opulent homes in the city.

Take a look at some of the most over-the-top amenities in New York celebrity homes, from automated robotic parking and indoor swimming pools to private VIP lifts and IMAX theatres.

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For 13 years, Meryl Streep has owned a penthouse in Manhattan’s celebrity-beloved Tribeca neighbourhood. Now, she’s selling it for US$18.25 million.

Meryl Streep. Photo: AP

The stand-out feature of the 4,000-square-foot apartment is its 10-foot-wide, fully landscaped wraparound terrace, which offers views of the Hudson River, the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center.

Meryl Streep’s 10-foot-wide, fully landscaped wraparound terrace. Photo: Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty

Actors Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal are selling their brownstone home in the affluent Brooklyn neighbourhood of Park Slope for US$4 million.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. Photo: Reuters

In a city where outdoor space is rare and coveted, the home features a 55-foot-deep backyard garden, complete with an outdoor bathtub and shower.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard’s backyard garden. Photo: Gamut Photos for Sotheby’s International Realty

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik, a former member of pop band One Direction, is selling his four-bedroom penthouse in Soho for US$10.8 million.

Zayn Malik. Photo: Reuters

The penthouse includes a massive private roof terrace that spans 87 square metres (932 square feet).

Zayn Malik’s roof terrace. Photo: StreetEasy listing courtesy of Dallien Realty

Taylor Swift once rented a luxury town house on Cornelia Street in the West Village. In her new album, “Lover”, she mentions “a place on Cornelia Street”, presumably referencing the home, which sold earlier this year for US$11.5 million.

Taylor Swift. Photo: Gotham/GC Images

The West Village town house includes a nine-metre (30-foot) indoor swimming pool with double-height ceilings and a chandelier.

The West Village town house which Taylor Swift once rented. Photo: The Corcoran Group

In June 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped about US$80 million on a set of three condos, including a penthouse, near Madison Square Park in Manhattan.

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Jeff Bezos. Photo: Reuters

The penthouse unit, which spans the top three floors of the building, has a partial rooftop terrace that spans the entire length of the building.

Jeff Bezos’ penthouse unit near Madison Square Park in Manhattan. Photo: Marketing by Visualhouse

443 Greenwich Street in Tribeca is a luxury residential building that’s been called “paparazzi proof” for its privacy-minded features.

443 Greenwich Street in Tribeca. Photo: Business Insider

The building has reportedly attracted the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Meg Ryan, Harry Styles, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Photo: Reuters

The building has as its own lower-level parking, but perhaps the most over-the-top feature is that every single apartment has its own private entry lift, a representative for the building’s architecture firm told Business Insider.

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A 39-residence boutique residential building in Chelsea, the only one in New York City designed by legendary architect Zaha Hadid, has attracted some musically-inclined celebrities.

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Singer Ariana Grande reportedly rented a five-bedroom apartment in the building that spans 374 square metres (4,023 square feet).

Ariana Grande. Photo: AFP

Sting, former lead singer of the Police, reportedly rented a unit on one of the upper floors of the building with his wife, Trudie Styler.

Sting and Trudie Styler. Photo: AP

While Sting and Grande’s exact apartments are unknown, the building’s lavish amenities for residents include automated robotic parking, a spa suite with a whirlpool, a cold-plunge pool, a sauna and steam room …

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… a 23-metre (75-foot) sky-lit swimming pool …

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… and a private Imax theatre.

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From automated robotic parking and indoor swimming pools to private VIP lifts and IMAX theatres, the stars certainly live it up in the Big Apple