Madonna buys $40 million New York home

Madonna has bought a Manhattan mansion with 13 bedrooms for $US40 million, the New York Post reported on Tuesday.

The paper noted that despite the high price tag, the 26-room mansion on the Upper East Side still shook from the nearby subway trains.

However, Madonna evidently overlooked this inconvenience in favour of having such rare New York amenities as a two-car garage, a 3,000sqm garden, nine fireplaces, an elevator, a wine cellar with a grotto, 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.

“The townhouse is perfect for Madonna,” a source told the paper. “She’s trying to recreate London in New York City, and this is in the style of a London townhouse.”

Madonna, 50, will not be moving in any time soon. The report says she plans extensive renovations for her family.

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