Comedian John Cleese has paid $1,400,000 to buy a two-bedroom co-op apartment in the building at 196 East 75th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Kudos to the New York Observer for breaking the story yesterday of Cleese’s purchase on the Upper East Side. Clearly, much has been afoot lately in Cleese’s real-estate life, what with him listing his 15.47-acre Stalloreggi equestrian ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. for $28 million, as we reported on Sunday.

On the Upper East Side, Cleese’s new 16th-floor unit had been listed for $1,450,000. The four and a half room apartment has two baths, a dining alcove, open city views, crown moldings, custom closets, new windows and east and west exposures, according to listing information. Check out the listing sheet for Cleese’s unit here.