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Jessica Chastain buys $5.1m historic apartment

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Jessica Chastain buys $5.1m historic apartment

Jessica Chastain has bought a $5.1 million home in Manhattan.

The 'Interstellar' actress has finally purchased an apartment after searching for over a year and the one she's chosen is located just opposite Carnegie Hall.

It was the former home of legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, which is one of the reasons why the 37-year-old actress wanted to buy it as she was impressed by its musical theatre history, the New York Post's Page Six column reports.

It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is said to be the place where Bernstein lived when he wrote the tracks for the 'West Side Story' musical alongside Stephen Sondheim.

The 3000 square-foot apartment is full of character and boasts tiger-oak floors as well as stained-glass windows. The doors have been carved from mahogany and five rooms come complete with ornate fireplaces. A Lalique glass pane adorns the door of the library.

Jessica purchased one of the units in the Osborne Apartments complex on West 57th Street under a private trust, the Tesoro Trust, with boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo.

The award-winning composer Adam Guettel of 'The Light in the Piazza' was the latest resident of the stunning apartment.