Cooking dinner in an outdoor kitchen, lounging by a fireplace in the fresh air, taking a dip in the hot tub under the stars. They’re not typically activities associated with living in the middle of Manhattan … unless you’re Kelly Ripa.
The perky morning talk show host, 42, and her husband of 16 years, 41-year-old soap star Mark Consuelos, have listed their 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath SoHo penthouse for $24.5 million. And while the place is simply spectacular, it’s the outdoor space that truly sets it apart from most Big Apple apartments.
The home’s private roof deck totals a whopping 2,500 square feet (most Manhattanites are jumping for joy if they get a tiny balcony) and not only includes the fireplace, hot tub, and grill area, but also a flatscreen TV hung above multiple outdoor couches, and an outside shower adjacent to a home gym.
According to real estate site Zillow, Ripa and Consuelos purchased the two-floor home for $9 million back in 2005 and spent two years renovating the place, which features 12-foot ceilings, tons of windows, and stained oak flooring.
The result? A kitchen the rest of us can only dream of, including two dishwashers by Electrolux, the company for which Ripa serves as a spokesperson; three refrigerators (the couple’s three kids must eat a lot!); a six-burner stove; and Carrara marble counters.
In addition to the usual features that come with celeb homes (giant master suite, his-and-hers walk-in closets, blah blah blah), the place includes a slew of extra bells and whistles, like a laundry room with two washers and two dryers (again, must be those kids), flooring with radiant heating for those chilly New York nights, a media room with a fireplace and skylight, a second service kitchen with a dumbwaiter, a fancy sound system that pipes music into every room, and a staircase that surrounds a two-story “Balinese wall,” according to the listing.
Ripa and Consuelos also own a house in the Hamptons, but will surely be purchasing another Manhattan pad, since Ripa is signed up to continue her gig on “Live With Kelly and Michael” for another five years, approximately the length of time it will take us to figure out why the couple would ever leave this place.
Check out more photos of the pad below and on Zillow.