Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban Buy $10 Million Home With Car Elevator

Last Updated Apr 26, 2011 9:21 PM EDT

Actress Nicole Kidman and her country singer husband Keith Urban have just bought a new apartment in Manhattan - but the $10 million price tag isn't what's catching people's attention.

The most newsworthy feature of the home is a reported car elevator.

Entering on street level, owners ride in their car up the elevator to their floor and reverse into their garage.

Better make sure not to give it too much gas and go crashing into the dining room - or off the side of the building.

A car garage makes a whole lot of sense if you're constantly being chased by paparazzi, don't feel like blowing $700 per month to pay for a parking garage in Manhattan, or don't like hauling groceries up the elevator. (Though, in a ritzy building like this, you'd probably be able to tip the doormen $10 to get them to do it.)

And on a day where you just don't want to get wet while you're on the way to a photo shoot, it's nice not to worry about going in the outdoors, even for a moment.

Other than that it's a pretty standard celebrity home: three-bedroom penthouse with 3 1/2 baths, gorgeous views of the Hudson River and 3,248 square feet. Plenty of room for daughter Sunday Rose to toddle around.

Ilyce R. Glink is the author of several books, including 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!. She blogs about money and real estate at and The Equifax Personal Finance Blog, and is Chief Content Strategist at, a community for real estate investors.
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