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Jon Bon Jovi Buys Sprawling Manhattan Home For $19M

The Bon Jovi frontman wanted this palace dead or alive.

The rest of us may be “Livin’ on a Prayer” to buy a home like this someday, but Jon Bon Jovi is doing it. The Jersey rocker just dropped a whopping $18.94 million on a four-bed, four-and-a-half-bath home in Manhattan‘s pricey Greenwich Village neighborhood, which stars like Alec Baldwin, Seth Meyers, and Jessica Chastain have all called home.

Bon Jovi’s new luxe property is a 3951-square-foot residence on a high floor overlooking Downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River. Boasting direct elevator access and a dedicated service entrance, the exquisite home features highly-crafted details, luxurious finishes, and plenty of bright, streaming light cascading in from floor-to-ceiling windows. Rich oak hardwood floors continue throughout the home, while custom millwork shows the unique, one-of-a-kind qualities. The elevator entry opens into a gallery which leads into the spacious living room that has multiple Juliet balconies facing south. A chef’s kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and custom walnut-paneled cabinetry complemented by veined grey marble countertops and backsplash. There’s also a family room/dining area that leads out to a 44-square-foot balcony overlooking the city. The corner master suite is the crown jewel of the home, with towering windows, a huge walk-in closet, and a marble master bathroom with heated floors, a glass-enclosed shower, and perhaps the best view from a bathtub you’ve ever seen. We wouldn’t mind soaking in there for a few hours!

Seeing as the home is in one of Greenwich Village’s most luxurious buildings, it also features amenities like a fitness center with a 25-meter swimming pool, golf simulator, steam rooms, and more. There’s also a 21-seat screening room, whimsically-designed children’s room, and central garden with a reflecting pool.

Being the music tycoon that he is, Bon Jovi has quite the real estate portfolio. His stunning home in New York City’s West Village, which he’s owned just over two years, is currently on the market for $15.94 million, a drop from its original price of $17.25 million. He’s also owned a luxe spread in East Hampton since 2004, and of course, a longtime home in Red Bank, NJ. Maybe you can’t take the guy out of Jersey…

(images courtesy of Trulia)