Manhattan is known for hosting more than a handful of the world’s most luxurious homes — many of which are perched hundreds if not thousands of feet above ground. Though few folks will ever get to see the interior of anything higher than their 5-story walk-up, we’re offering up a look into how New York’s loftiest live.
From the “smallest” to the tallest, take a peek into the penthouses of 10 of Manhattan’s supertall condos ahead. And just to give you a little more context, the Empire State Building soars 1,250 feet high.
10. One Madison – 621 feet tall
One Madison sits at the nexus of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods – Flatiron, Gramercy, NoMad, and Chelsea. The penthouse that tops off the building affords amazing views to the lush green oasis that is Madison Square Park, as well vantages from river-to-river-to-sea. One very wealthy buyer (by the name of Rupert Murdoch) scooped up this space earlier this year for $43 million.
The deets: 23 East 22nd Street | #PH | 6,850 square feet | 6 Beds | 5.5 Baths
9. Trump Palace – 623 feet tall
Trump really knows how to treat his tenants. This breathtaking penthouse above Trump Palace comes fully furnished and has not one but six terraces. The full-floor living space boasts views from every vantage point. The home also features a private elevator landing, and plenty of ultra-luxe finishes like marble baths, Miele appliances, a Viking wine cooler, and one-of-a-kind artwork. The penthouse isn’t for sale, but it can be rented for $55,000 a month.
The deets: 200 East 69th Street | #PHE | 3,206 square feet | 4 Beds | 4.5 Baths
8. W New York Downtown – 631 feet tall
The W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences is the first luxury hotel and residence of its size and scale in downtown New York, and it’s the first W residential development in Manhattan. The lucky occupant of the top floor is afforded all the same amenities as hotel guests, not to mention inimitable views of the city from the 57th floor. The penthouse was placed on the market for $42.4 million earlier this year, but has since been removed.
The deets: 123 Washington Street | #PH | 11,506 square feet | 5 Beds | 6.5 Baths
7. 400 Fifth Avenue – 632 feet tall
Occupying the 59th and 60th floors, this beautiful penthouse at 400 Fifth Avenue has the East and Hudson Rivers, and iconic landmarks such as the Chrysler building and New York Public Library in its sights. With 5,645-square-feet of living space spread across two floors, luxury abounds. Floor-to-ceiling windows, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, Italian cabinetry, imported Haisa marble floors and walls, and Zuma immersion bathtubs are just some of splendors found inside. The penthouse was last placed on the market for $33 million in 2013.
The deets: 400 5th Avenue | #PH | 5,645 square feet | 4 Bed | 6.5 Bath
6. Metropolitan Tower – 716 feet tall
The Metropolitan Tower may not be much to look from the outside, but unbeknownst to many, it is home to one of the most elegant penthouses in the city. Located steps from Central Park and 5th Avenue, this incredible space boasts breathtaking park and city views. The building also comes with tons of luxurious amenities, including a private dining room on the 30th floor that serves daily complimentary breakfast to condo owners! The penthouse last sold back in 2012 for $8.8 million.
The deets: 146 West 57th Street | #PHA | 3,726 square feet | 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath
5. Time Warner Center – 750 feet tall
The penthouse atop the Time Warner Center features panoramic views that stretch from Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, to The George Washington and the Triboro Bridge. With floor-to-ceiling windows wrapping the entire home, residents are truly living a life in the sky. In fact, the master bedroom boasts a 37-foot long wall of windows overlooking Central Park. Living here means never having to leave the building, let alone the neighborhood — hotel services from the Mandarin Oriental, four-star dining, and high-end shopping are just a few of the luxuries on site. The penthouse last sold in 2006 for $17.3 million.
The deets: 146 West 57th Street | #PH78 | 8,274 square feet | 6+ Bed | 6+ Bath
4. One Beacon Court – 806 feet tall
The penthouse at One Beacon Court is all about clean lines and clear panoramic views of the urbanscape and beyond. Floor-to-ceiling windows, SubZero refrigerators, and Italian-made countertops and flooring are just some of the luxurious fixtures and finishes found inside. The penthouse sold for $17.8 million in 2010.
The deets: 151 East 58th Street | #PH55E | 3,779 square feet | 4 Bed | 4.5 Baths
3. CitySpire – 814 feet tall
Built in 1987, CitySpire is a 72-story office and residential building, and one of the tallest mixed-use skyscrapers in town. Its prime location just four blocks from Central Park affords it spectacular views of the city, as well as ample access to major transportation hubs (not that a buyer of a multi-million dollar penthouse would be schlepping it on the F train). The penthouse was last listed for a cool $100 million.
The deets: 150 Wes 56th Street| #PH | 6,000 square feet | 6 Bed | 9 Baths
2. Trump World Tower – 861 feet tall
The penthouse at Trump World Tower looks much how we’d expect — there’s certainly no shortage of opulent furniture and art in there. In addition to its spectacular views, the penthouse looks directly to the United Nations Park. Trump World Tower also boasts a slew of amenities, including a catering service, concierge, health and fitness center, and wine cellar. The penthouse sold for $16 million just last year.
The deets: 845 United Nations Plaza| #PH90B | 5,428 square feet | 4 Bed | 5+ Bath
1. One57 – 1,005 feet tall
One57 is the grandaddy of them all, soaring 1,005 feet in the air, making it the tallest residential tower in the city, and the sixth tallest overall. The structure was topped off in 2012, and will officially open later this year. The penthouse has reportedly been sold for $90 million.
The deets: 157 West 57th Street | #PH | 10,923 square feet | 6 Bed | 8 Bath
Tags : CitySpire, luxury living, Metropolitan Tower, One Beacon Court, One Madison, One57, penthouses, tallest buildings in NYC, Time Warner Center, Trump Palace, Trump Tower, Trump World Tower, W New York Downtown
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