Did you ever have that dream where you live in a much bigger, cooler apartment than your real one? Well, even in your wildest dreams you never imagined JLaw's Manhattan pad.
The "Hunger Games" star — who we already love for being gorgeous, talented, stylish, tasteful, pretty hilarious and, rumor has it, nice — is renting her three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo in NYC's super-chic Tribeca neighborhood for $27,500 a month. (Images courtesy of Trulia).
According to the Trulia listing, "Jennifer’s lair epitomizes luxury Manhattan real estate." It's got tall ceilings, north-facing windows, white oak flooring, reclaimed wooden beams with matching support columns, and a recessed gas fireplace. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bath with white Calacatta marble. The building itself is storied — a converted 1880s book bindery that has reportedly housed the likes of Justin Timberlake, Harry Styles and Blake Lively. Given its residents, it's not surprising the building also boasts a 24-hour doorman, 71-foot indoor pool, a Turkish bath, and a landscaped roof deck. Oh, did we mention the apartment measures just under 3,200 square feet? According to a recent report, that's about 2.5 times as large as the average Manhattan listing that actually sells.
Lawrence, who, at 26, has already owned a few homes, bought this unit back in January for a whopping $9.03 million. Mind you, that's just a little over a fifth of what she made from June 2014 to June 2015 as the world's highest paid actress. And since we generally recommend allotting 50% of your take-home pay to fixed expenses (with no more than 30% going to housing), JLaw would actually be more than on track if she were paying the nearly $30K she's charging.
Despite her fortune, Lawrence remains refreshingly down to earth — especially for someone who made it so big at such a young age. For speaking out about getting paid less than her male co-stars in "American Hustle"— and kicking off a trend of female celebrities speaking openly about pay — she has won our eternal admiration.
For context, the average monthly rent in Manhattan is $4,373. The median, specifically for a one-bedroom anywhere in New York City, comes down to $2,200, while, nationwide, it's a more manageable $1,234.43. Seeing as it's a struggle for us regular New Yorkers to meet even those numbers, we won't be signing up for a staycation at JLaw's not-so-humble abode anytime soon. But we can dream — can't we?