Keith Urban enthused by emotional ‘homecoming’ after buying $7 million apartment in Sydney

Keith Urban has a multi-million dollar property portfolio – but has now admitted he calls another, surprising, home – the American Idol Studio.

The country superstar was a mentor on the series between 2012 and 2015, but will return as a guest mentor for the 2023 grand finale on May 21 and will also perform on the show.

Keith Urban on the red carpet © Getty
Keith Urban will return to American Idol

“To be able to come in as a mentor as well as play is incredible,” Nicole Kidman’s 55-year-old husband has now shared, adding: “He was home to me for many seasons, and was there to give advice.” Working one-on-one with the artist is probably one of the things I’ve always enjoyed the most.”

Keith will be performing two songs, and he told PEOPLE he chose ‘Wild Hearts’ because “it really fits lyrically the journey that all of these artists are on,” and he hopes it will resonate with audiences at home. Will inspire

“A lot of people who watch the show have dreams and aspirations, and they’re either chasing them or they’ve stopped them, and they need a reminder to get back on that track again,” he said. Said.

As a mentor, the father of two will guide the top three contestants through their performances, culminating in the crowning of the latest American Idol. Iam Tongi, 18, Colin Stough, 18, and Megan Daniels, 19, are the three finalists.

Katie sits at the judging table with Lionel and Luke on either side, a contestant stands on stage in front of them© Getty Images
Lionel, Katie and Luke are the current Idol judges

Other artists to take the stage during the finale include Current image Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, the season’s top 12 contestants, as well as Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt and Jazmine Sullivan, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Deagle and Pitbull.

Keith is married to Oscar winner and fellow Aussie Nicole, and the pair recently bought a $7.7 million (AUD) apartment in the affluent Sydney suburb of Milsons Point, bringing their total investment in this single building to an astonishing $27.5 million. Got million.

        Recording artist Keith Urban (L) and actor Nicole Kidman attend the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.© Getty
He has invested $27.5 million in a building

A three-bedroom apartment on the 15th floor of the Latitude Building, not far from Nicole’s mother Janelle’s home on the Lower North Shore. He also has five other apartments in the building, including a penthouse that he bought in 2009 for $6 million, and a $7 million space next door that allowed him to expand the penthouse. Other apartments were purchased in recent years for $2.68 million, $2.78 million and $1.35 million.

He also owns Bunya Hill, a 110-acre farm in New South Wales.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Kempin / Getty Images)© Jason Kempin
He also has a farm, Bunya Hill, New South Wales.

However, the couple’s real estate holdings extend well beyond Australian shores.

Shortly after their wedding in 2006, they bought their first shared home, a 36-acre country spread in Franklin, Tennessee.

Nicole and Keith's penthouse apartment in Sydney© Domain
Nicole and Keith’s penthouse apartment in Sydney

This highly private estate, which was listed for $2.45 million, features a red-brick main house, a separate guest cottage and a long drive through wooded area leading up to the main residence. The couple finally sold the property in 2018 for $2.7 million after two years on the market.

That same year, he added a more extravagant property to his portfolio – a $3.47 million mansion in Northumberland, Nashville’s ritzy gated community. Known as the Queen of Northumberland, the two-acre estate features a 10,925-square-foot main home complete with seven bedrooms, eight full and two half bathrooms, a home theater, a 30-foot-long hobby room, and spacious common areas. to host.

Nicole and Keith's Luxury Tribeca Apartment
Nicole and Keith’s Luxury Tribeca Apartment

The landscaped grounds also have facilities such as a large swimming pool and tennis courts. The couple reportedly consider it their primary residence.

Also in 2018 the pair took their real estate venture to the West Coast, purchasing a $4.7 million 3,977-square-foot contemporary home in the prestigious Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Met Gala 2023 - Karl Lagerfeld red carpet with Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban© Getty Images
Nicole and Keith have two teenage girls

He has two properties in Manhattan – a luxury apartment in West Chelsea, bought for $10 million, and a $1.5 million two-bedroom pied-à-terre in the Tribeca neighborhood.

Keith and Nicole, 55, have two daughters, Faith, 12, and Sunday, 14.

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