In a city of 8 million people, even a well-known celebrity can find a bit of anonymity. At least that’s what Rihanna is hoping for. The Barbados-born singer recently left L.A. for the Big Apple, where she’s renting a swanky Chinatown apartment, according to the New York Daily News.
Rihanna just purchased her Los Angeles-area home less than a year ago, but a recent incident with a stalker left her wanting the security of a New York high-rise. On Sept. 29, a man threw a chair through a glass door at the star’s Pacific Palisades home. It wasn’t the first time he was caught prowling around the property, and Rihanna recently requested a restraining order against him.
The singer’s California home boasts state-of-the-art security, but regardless, a penthouse with doorman-controlled entry is going to be a greater deterrent to future break-ins.
Reportedly, Rihanna is paying $39,000 a month for the 4,660-square-foot penthouse. Like her place in L.A., the home is overly modern with two stories of clean interiors featuring custom, concrete flooring and enormous windows throughout. A separate 2,400-square-foot terrace can be transformed into a private entertaining space. The penthouse includes a grand living room with 13-foot-high ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a “sumptuous” master suite with views of the Empire State Building, a dressing room and huge walk-in closet.
The home is currently on the market for $14.6 million, so in the off chance RiRi wants to make the move East permanent, she has an easy option.
An earlier version of this post was corrected to reflect the $14.6 million listing price on the penthouse.
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