George and Amal Clooney have bought a multi-million dollar apartment in Manhattan, New York City.

Amal and George Clooney

Amal and George Clooney

The Hollywood star and the 38-year-old human rights lawyer have acquired a spectacular-looking property at 100 East 53rd Street, a luxury apartment building designed by the revered architect Norman Foster and set to open in 2017.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "The high-profile couple did not purchase the penthouse, but instead opted for a high-floor residence in the upcoming building."

The two-floor penthouse is for sale for $65 million, while the next highest-floor apartment for sale is valued at $14.75 million.

The luxurious abode features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a "spacious great room with dramatic northern, western and eastern exposures" with "floor-to-ceiling windows and nearly 11-foot ceilings".

What's more, the desirable property boasts a "private corner master bedroom suite with southern and eastern exposures ... with a grand dressing room and a tranquil five-fixture en suite bathroom with sweeping city views".

But according to a source close to the power couple, George and Amal opted for their chosen property on account of its design and amenities, as well as its close proximity to the United Nations for Amal, who also teaches at Columbia Law School.

In addition to their latest purchase in New York City, George and Amal - who tied the knot in September 2014 - already own a property in California, a retreat in Lake Como in Italy and a 17th-century mansion in England.

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