Grammy-winning fashion and cultural icon Lady Gaga was born this way—in a NYC apartment building where she wrote her 2008 debut album The Fame. Now, you can conjure your own creative insights and try to glean inspiration from the same hallowed halls, because her former Lower East Side abode has a rental listing available for $2,000 a month.
Located on 176 Stanton St., the apartment in question is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit nestled in a hip neighborhood. Renters can make the most of nearby clubs and bars at night, then come home to an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wood flooring. Because the Big Apple rental is located on the fourth floor of a walk-up, light comes easily through two bedroom and one in the kitchen. Renters can relax in the bathroom’s full tub— a rare amenity in NYC.
Alex Livshiz of Compass is handling the listing, and though he says in New York Post that it's not the exact unit in which Stefani Germanotta gave birth to her Lady Gaga persona, it is definitely the same building. At the time, the “Million Reasons” singer paid $1,100 a month to live there, according to Bowery Boogie. She stayed there for three years, People reported.
Today, the 34-year-old singer has a $28 million real estate portfolio. She owns a Hollywood Hills mansion that boasts seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a stunning sky-lit kitchen, a double-height art gallery, a rooftop tennis court, a greenhouse and a swimming pool. The home also features a garden with a dragon mural, porthole windows and doors sourced from submarines.
Lady Gaga has a soft spot for NYC, though, where she used to rent a $67,500/month townhouse in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The 11,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 12-bathroom mansion offered views on the Empire State Building, Hudson Yards and the High Line. It featured an expansive home theater, a climate-controlled wine room, a resistance pool and a spa on the cellar level, as well as a two-car garage with a glassy display on the first floor.
If you're looking to live like early Gaga, now is your chance. Check the listing to see pictures and learn more.
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