If you can find your way passed the basic "ick" factor of living in a former hospital, the Village Condo building, which used to be St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, is quite a beautiful place to live. Rosie O'Donnell recently became one of the many people who snapped up the massive units in the completely remodeled building. The stand-up comedian, turned actress, turned talk show host, turned outspoken activist, turned author, turned talk show host, has been in and out of headlines over the years. After first bursting into mainstream consciousness on "Star Search" in the mid-80s, she went on to enjoy a successful television career, hosting "Stand-Up Spotlight" on VH1 and appearing on "Gimme a Break". She went on to a appear in such films as, " A League of Their Own", "Sleepless in Seattle", "Beautiful Girls", and "The Flintstones", among other projects. Her talk show, "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", began airing in 1996, and was an almost instant hit. The program won numerous awards over the next years, but she chose to walk away from the show in 2002. She joined the cast of "The View" in 2006, but proved to be too outspoken and opinionated for much of the viewing audience. She left the show after less than one season. She went on to host her own radio show, and then another talk show on OWN. Earlier this month, she suffered a heart attack, but is currently on the mend. She will soon return to her newly purchased condo in order to continue her recovery.
Rosie O'Donnell's house is a 3,200 square foot penthouse unit. The four-bedroom, three and a half-bath apartment is two stories, and features a 435 square foot terrace. Rosie O'Donnell's house cost just over $8 million, and is one of the pricier units in the building. The apartment has high ceilings, lots of sunlight, and a large state-of-the-art kitchen. The master bedroom also features a sitting room, and a massive bathroom, that is the same size as many studio apartments. Rosie O'Donnell's house also comes with a gigantic open plan kitchen/dining/living room area on the second floor. With all of that bright, sunny space, it will probably be very easy to forget that the condo was once a hospital. Right now, hospitals are most likely the last thing about which Rosie O'Donnell wants to be reminded.