The fa­mous faces on the prop­erty lad­der

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GE­ORGE and Amal Clooney have just bought a new apart­ment in a 63- storey tower in Mid­town Man­hat­tan.

The off plan pad cho­sen by the Hol­ly­wood star and his hu­man rights lawyer wife was de­signed by Bri­tish ar­chi­tect Norman Fos­ter.

Lord Fos­ter, the brains be­hind The Gherkin and Wem­b­ley Sta­dium, has in­cor­po­rated a gourmet mar­ket­place in his New York tower, along with a fine din­ing restau­rant to be run by star chef Joël Robu­chon.

The £ 12 m apart­ment also comes with other lux­ury ser­vices in­clud­ing a li­brary, a 60ft sun­lit swim­ming pool, a well­ness fa­cil­ity, Pi­lates/ bal­let and yoga rooms, a sauna, and a spa treat­ment cen­tre.

THE flat above the book shop where Hugh Grant’s char­ac­ter first set eyes on Ju­lia Robert’s char­ac­ter in the hit ro­man­tic com­edy Not­ting Hill is up for sale.

Prop­erty val­ues in Not­ting Hill soared fol­low­ing the re­lease of the 1999 hit, which be­came the high­est gross­ing Bri­tish film of that year.

The two bed­room flat, which is ex­pected to ap­peal to film buffs, is on the mar­ket for £ 1.5m.

It sits above where the fic­ti­tious Travel Book Com­pany on the Por­to­bello Road which was owned by Hugh Grant’s char­ac­ter Will Thacker and vis­ited by Ju­lia Robert’s Hol­ly­wood su­per­star char­ac­ter Anna Scott.

The flat which boasts high ceil­ings, two bath­rooms and a study also comes with its own pri­vate en­trance and a ter­race with views across Not­ting Hill.

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