Russell Simmons Selling NYC Penthouse for $11M -- Take a Peek Inside (PHOTOS)


Every wanted to live in an MTV Crib? Well, now you can.

Rap mogul Russell Simmons has put his sky-high downtown New York City duplex back on the market for a cool $11 million. The Lady Liberty penthouse — located at 114 Liberty Street in Financial District — was up for grabs years ago, but never sold.

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was a potential buyer. But talks fell through following 9/11, when wreckage from the fallen Twin Towers nearly destroyed the digs.

But the now-renovated swanky apartment is for sale again.

With 7,175 square feet of interior space, the penthouse boasts four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a staff room and a library. Not only does the Def Jam Recordings founder's place have a spacious chef's kitchen with a breakfast nook, but the upstairs master bedroom is even accompanied by a kitchenette. Twelve-foot ceilings and wide windows fill the rooms with natural sunlight.

And the outdoor space is something to be seen. A greenery-adorned roof desk offers 3,500 square feet of exterior space with breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan and the water.

Back when Simmons was still with ex-wife Kimora Lee, the apartment — in all its swanky glory — was featured on an episode of MTV Cribs as a tribute to the lives lost in New York City on September 11, 2001.

Simmons slashed the price tag on the apartment back in 2005 — hoping to secure a buyer in the wake of 9/11 — but no one bit. Now the real estate listing is now back up to it's original selling price of $11 million.

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