Rosie O’Donnell Buys $8 Million New York Apartment
Rosie O’Donnell has been plenty busy in the real estate space lately, selling her Chicago home in March and listing her Florida vacation home in April. Now the comedienne is switching to the buyer side — picking up a nearly $8 million duplex in Greenwich Village, according to the New York Post.
O’Donnell has been a longtime New York resident but briefly left the Big Apple for a stint in Chicago with her talk show on Oprah Winfrey’s network. The show was canceled after a year, and O’Donnell sold her Lakeview townhouse for the same price that she purchased the property for: $5.2 million.
Once back in Manhattan, she wasted no time finding a new place to call home. Newly engaged to girlfriend Michelle Rounds, O’Donnell shares custody of her four children with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter.
The Manhattan apartment provides plenty of room for the blended family. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home has just over 3,000 square feet of living space as well as a large and private outdoor terrace.
Situated on West 12th Street, the building was once St. Vincent’s Hospital before it was transformed into the green condos. According to the Post, the units have attracted celebrity buyers, including Blake Lively and Cameron Diaz, although neither of the starlets ended up buying.
In addition to its luxury apartments, the building has a “green roof,” filtered air and water systems and a customized wireless network.