Rachel Maddow Buys New York Apartment From Michael Stipe (PHOTOS)

08/11/2010 05:44 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rachel Maddow has finally upgraded her living situation in New York City--by purchasing a West Village apartment from none other than R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

Maddow — who spends weekends in Massachusetts with her partner, Susan Mikula — has been famous for residing in a tiny apartment when she's in town on weekdays to tape her cable news show. She once described it as "the size of a van." But now, Maddow must have decided that she required something a little bigger.

Curbed got a tip that she and Mikula have purchased Stipe's former home in the West Village, for $1.25 million. The listing says that the two bedroom apartment boasts a view of the Hudson River from six different windows, and is housed in a former paper warehouse.

Check out photos of the apartment below: