House of the Day: Alicia Keys' Manhattan Penthouse

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Goodbye
so soon, Alicia? Looks like soulful songbird Alicia Keys is already done with the swanky penthouse she'd scooped from rockstar Lenny Kravitz just two years ago. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter put the stunning property, located in New York's SoHo neighborhood, on the market for a cool $17.95 million -- $10 million more than what what Kravitz paid for the loft in 2000. Perhaps she and rapper hubby Swizz Beatz could use the extra cash, with their brand-new baby in the picture and all.

It's a looker though, no doubt. The two-story, 6,167-square-foot penthouse boasts a floating glass staircase, a fireplace encased in floor-to-ceiling marble, a sprawling outdoor terrace, a wine cellar, chandeliers galore and a state-of-the-art Creston sound system (naturally).

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The home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, four powder rooms, and even a library. But what's most impressive, perhaps, is its star-studded history. Rumor has it that Kravitz also rented the apartment to Nicole Kidman, and to Denzel Washington, prior to Keys' inhabitance. At one time, Courtney Love was also a neighbor.

Eric Malley of Sotheby's has the listing.

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