British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has just become a New Yorker—at least in the short-term. The Wall Street Journal reports that the international pop star will be dropping $36,000 a month for fancy digs in Brooklyn’s Pierhouse, a development built in 2015 sits on the edge of the East River in Brooklyn Heights and is rumored to count celebs like Matt Damon and Amy Schumer as owners.
The 3,200-square-foot unit was on the market in 2018 for $6 million and subsequently popped up for rent this past January at its current price, making it Brooklyn’s most expensive rental at the time.
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With four bedrooms spanning multiple floors, the fully-furnished apartment opens up to unobstructed views of lower Manhattan through large picture windows on each floor. The light-filled chef’s kitchen features walnut cabinetry and two separate sinks that are integrated into Calacatta Tucci marble-covered countertops. A bright, expansive bathroom houses a gray and white marble-clad standalone shower and bathtub separated by a glass door. Outdoor terraces, including a large private terrace, overlook the water and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Sheeran is in New York for a copyright infringement trial concerning his song “Thinking Out Loud.” The suit, brought by Structured Asset Sales, alleges that Sheeran’s 2014 hit lifts directly from Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”
In additional Sheeran-related news, a Disney+ documentary series on the singer was released today. Ed Sheeran: The Sum of it All—a play on the singer’s known affinity for mathematical phrasing—sees the 32-year-old open up about his personal life with wife Cherry Seaborn and the making of his recent album, Subtract. The documentary offers a peek into the Grammy winner’s stately Suffolk residence, which houses a recording studio. The North American leg of Sheeran’s stadium tour kicks off this Saturday in Arlington, Texas.