Actress Sofia Vergara and her fiance, businessman Nick Loeb, have rented an exclusive penthouse 1,500 square meters (about 15,900 square feet) in size in downtown New York for $11,000 per month, the Celebuzz news Web site reported.

The new and brightly lit residence of the Colombian actress has two bedrooms and two baths, large picture windows and a spectacular view, situated as it is at the peak of one of the Big Apple's most exclusive residential skyscrapers.

The penthouse has a large kitchen with a small wine cellar and a special cooler to keep fine beverages - such as champagne - at the proper temperature, the Web site said.

When the actress and her fiance move in, an event scheduled for sometime before Christmas, they will be able to enjoy a nice garden which they share with the building, as well as a gym that is at the disposal of residents 24 hours a day.

The Colombian beauty, who stars on the popular television series "Modern Family," is currently the highest-paid TV actress and Loeb is quite well off financially as a result of his business activities. EFE