By far a chicer alternative to the famed Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson's former uptown residence is a Manhattanite's dream. It's literally a mansion in the middle of the city.

Currently owned by billionaire Marc Lasry, the six-story townhouse has just hit the market for $39 million and, considering the King of Pop once frequented its halls, we have no doubt it's worth every penny. Boasting over 12,000 square feet, the home includes 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms (not including the staff quarters), as well as 10 wood burning fireplaces, multiple balconies, and a rooftop deck.

Originally commissioned in 1898, and built by American architect Alexander Welch, the property is also a legitimate piece of New York City history, located just steps away from Central Park. It's certainly fit for (music) royalty.

[Photos via The Modlin Group]