Mary-Kate and Ashley are connecting four penthouses near New York University

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated August 09, 2004 08:00 AM

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won’t be living in any ordinary dorm room when they start studying as New York University freshmen next month.

The billionaire Olsens, 18, will be spending $7.3 million for four connecting penthouses in Greenwich Village – meaning they can save bus fare by walking to campus, reports The New York Times, which offers up the architectural blueprints of the pad that the sisters have under construction.

The 5,725-sq.ft. spread is on the 15th floor, and one twin will face south, with a view of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, while the other will face north, to look at the Empire State Building and midtown Manhattan.

Both bedroom suites have their own bathrooms, studies, and walk-in closets. Separate entrance doors and foyers lead to separate wings.

Friends can also stop by – and stay, as there are two guest bedrooms, as well as a screening room, kitchen, breakfast area, dining room, living room, family room and two and a half more bathrooms.

No completion date of construction was reported.