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Rihanna’s New York duplex in listed for $17million

Rihanna’s lavish four-bedroom penthouse duplex in New York has been listed for a staggering $16.9million.

The Bajan beauty, 29, has been renting the apartment for an eye-watering $50,000-a-month from French fashion photographer Antoine Verglas for four years, since she moved to Manhattan from Los Angeles in 2013.

The huge 4,660 square feet pad boasts an expansive wraparound terrace, chef’s kitchen and views of the iconic Empire State Building from the bathroom.

 

Quite the abode! Rihanna’s lavish four-bedroom penthouse duplex in New York has been listed for a staggering $16.9million

A secure, key-lock elevator opens into an immense, concrete floored L-shaped living, dining and entertaining space on the penthouse’s upper floor.

There’s also an expensively outfitted chef’s kitchen and a dry bar. On the lower level, there’s one en suite bedroom for guests or staff and two more roomy bedrooms.

The corner master suite boasts a large bedroom with open city views to the north and west, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and a tub set below a window with views to the Empire State Building.

Rihanna’s 11th and 12th floor pad, which also boasts 13-foot ceilings and a woodburning fireplace, is on the border of Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy. 

Proud tenant: The Bajan beauty, 29, has been renting the apartment for an eye-watering $50,000-a-month from French fashion photographer Antoine Verglas for four years, since she moved to Manhattan from Los Angeles in 2013

Proud tenant: The Bajan beauty, 29, has been renting the apartment for an eye-watering $50,000-a-month from French fashion photographer Antoine Verglas for four years, since she moved to Manhattan from Los Angeles in 2013

Impressive: The huge 4,660 square feet pad boasts an expansive wraparound terrace, chef's kitchen and views of the iconic Empire State Building from the bathroom. Pictured, the master bedroom 

Impressive: The huge 4,660 square feet pad boasts an expansive wraparound terrace, chef’s kitchen and views of the iconic Empire State Building from the bathroom. Pictured, the master bedroom 

Spacious: A secure, key-lock elevator opens into an immense, concrete floored L-shaped living, dining and entertaining space on the penthouse's upper floor

Spacious: A secure, key-lock elevator opens into an immense, concrete floored L-shaped living, dining and entertaining space on the penthouse’s upper floor

The star started out paying $39,000-a-month for the flat, which has since climbed to a whopping $50,000. 

It was put up for sale on Thursday, but sources told The New York Post if Rihanna changes her mind and wants to stay it could go back off the market. 

The seller is celebrity fashion photographer Antoine, who bought the duplex for $6.1million in 2005 and has been trying to sell it since 2009 – with prices varying from $18.7million to $9.6million at different times.

Verglas has photographed supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour and Linda Evangelista as well as First Lady Melania Trump.

Previous occupants of the building include Theodora and Alexandra Richards, the model daughters of Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, who sold their third-floor flat last year. 

Better have my money! The star started out paying $39,000-a-month for the flat, which has since climbed to a whopping $50,000. Pictured, the block's lobby

Better have my money! The star started out paying $39,000-a-month for the flat, which has since climbed to a whopping $50,000. Pictured, the block’s lobby

What a view: The corner master suite boasts a large bedroom with open city views to the north and west, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and a tub set below a window with views to the Empire State Building

What a view: The corner master suite boasts a large bedroom with open city views to the north and west, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and a tub set below a window with views to the Empire State Building

The building, which was built in 1911 and used to be a bookbinders and printing houses, was converted to in 2004. 

It comes as the Umbrella star bought a $6.5million Hollywood Hills pad with six bedrooms, a cinema and giant swimming pool in August. 

The 29-year-old will not be short of space in this 7,000 square foot property that was completed in 2015 and will no doubt serves as a love nest for her boyfriend Hassan Jameel.

Rihanna also has a palatial $22million mansion in her native Barbados at the luxury Sandy Lane resort, which overlooks the Caribbean Sea and boasts an infinity pool, outdoor whirlpool, gym and around-the-clock concierge and service staff. 

And the star no doubt enjoys the privacy afforded by the luxury compound when she’s on holiday, as she recently admitted she ‘struggles’ to dress her ‘fluctuating shape’.

Room to turn back? It was put up for sale on Thursday, but sources told The New York Post if Rihanna changes her mind and wants to stay it could go back off the market

Room to turn back? It was put up for sale on Thursday, but sources told The New York Post if Rihanna changes her mind and wants to stay it could go back off the market

Prime location: Rihanna's 11th and 12th floor pad, which also boasts 13-foot ceilings and a woodburning fireplace, is on the border of Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy

Prime location: Rihanna’s 11th and 12th floor pad, which also boasts 13-foot ceilings and a woodburning fireplace, is on the border of Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy

Rock royalty: Previous occupants of the building include Theodora and Alexandra Richards, the model daughters of Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, who sold their third-floor flat last year

Rock royalty: Previous occupants of the building include Theodora and Alexandra Richards, the model daughters of Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, who sold their third-floor flat last year

The star revealed that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her body type – saying that from one week to the next she can go up or down a dress size.

The singer candidly confessed that she has to think about whether she is having a ‘fat week’ or a ‘skinny week’ when considering her wardrobe.

Speaking to The Cut, the songstress said: ‘I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day – the next week – I need something oversized.

‘I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning,’ she said, adding: ‘It’s an individual thing.’

She considered: ‘If you take it further, it’s like: “What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?”‘ 

Honest: It comes as the singer (pictured in 2014) candidly confessed that she has to think about whether she is having a 'fat week' or a 'skinny week' when considering her wardrobe

Honest: It comes as the singer (pictured in 2014) candidly confessed that she has to think about whether she is having a ‘fat week’ or a ‘skinny week’ when considering her wardrobe

Wardrobe issues: The star revealed that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her body type - saying that from one week to the next she can go up or down a dress size

Wardrobe issues: The star revealed that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her body type - saying that from one week to the next she can go up or down a dress size

Wardrobe issues: The star revealed that her outfit choices are frequently dictated by her body type – saying that from one week to the next she can go up or down a dress size

Up and down: She said: 'I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day - the next week - I need something oversized'

Up and down: She said: ‘I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day – the next week – I need something oversized’

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