penthouses

Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

When actor Stephen Dorff put his Chelsea penthouse on the market for $3 million in March of last year, 6sqft described it as “party-ready,” thanks to an 850-square-foot roof terrace complete with wet bar/kitchen and outdoor shower. But it looks like “The Power of One,” “Blade,” and “Somewhere” star is officially saying goodbye to his bachelor pad days, as the Observer reports that he’s unloaded the duplex at 251 West 19th Street for $2.7 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

988 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, Cool listings, penthouse

Grace Kelly once lived in this Upper East Side co-op building at 988 Fifth Avenue, known as one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, designed by J. E. R. Carpenter in an Italian Renaissance-palazzo-style and to have just one apartment per floor. In this case, the massive penthouse actually occupies two of those floors. And considering it’s renting for $100,000 a month, we’d expect no less. The listing compares it to hotel living, and while the level of services and perks–the cashmere-upholstered dressing room, two wrap-around terraces, an outdoor bar, spa, guest suites, weekly flowers and laundry service just for starters–certainly match that in any international hotel, the dizzying views from every corner remind us more of a first-class seat on an international flight.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Midtown West

Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, nothing looks more appealing than a spacious, well-designed roof deck that just happens to have a water tower perched above it. That’s the case at this Midtown West condo at 40 West 55th Street, now on the market for $2.5 million. The one-bedroom penthouse is literally surrounded on four sides by an outdoor space lined with greenery. Inside, a skylight and southern, western and northern exposures that look out onto the lush terrace result in a modern, bright interior.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Nolita

14 Prince Street, Nolita, cool listings, rentals, penthouse

This effervescent and efficient top-floor apartment at 14 Prince Street in chic downtown boutique district Nolita has just arrived on the rental market. For $6,800 a month the compact, smartly renovated “penthouse” spans 920 square feet, has one (big) bedroom and offers the rare-in-NYC bonus of a private terrace.

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Celebrities, Midtown East, Recent Sales

Nearly two years after selling her chic Greenwich Village penthouse, Rosie O’Donnell finally has a new NYC home (she spends the majority of her time at her other house in Nyack). According to city records, Rosie dropped $8 million on a triplex penthouse at Midtown East‘s 255 East 49th Street. The uber-modern residence is a sprawling 3,563 square feet and has swanky features like a black granite fireplace in the living room, a huge glass walled television in the master bathroom, a sculptural Guggenheim-inspired staircase, an indoor two-person Swedish sauna, and a giant rooftop terrace with views of the Empire and Chrysler Buildings and the East River.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, More Top Stories, Upper West Side 

If the Yankees’ recent spate of bad luck has gotten you down, here’s one way to re-live the Bronx Bombers’ glory days–though it’ll cost you $4.5 million. LL NYC noticed that Joe DiMaggio’s former Upper West Side penthouse has hit the market. Joltin’ Joe lived in the classic six pad at 400 West End Avenue from 1939-1942, during his brief marriage to actress Dorothy Arnold, as well as his record-breaking 56-game winning streak. In addition to the celebrity pedigree, the most spectacular part of the home is its 1,300-square-foot, wrap-around terrace with three exposures offering views of the iconic Apthorp, Hudson River and New Jersey, and George Washington Bridge.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

16 Hudson Street, Josh Hartnett, Tribeca celebrities

If you’ve wondered where Josh Hartnett’s been for the past decade, the answer may be in his sprawling Tribeca co-op at 16 Hudson Street, which he just listed for $4.25 million according to LL NYC. Though the corner penthouse looks massive, it’s only one bedroom, which could be why the heartthrob actor-turned-producer decided to sell; his longtime girlfriend Tamsin Egerton is pregnant with their second child.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

3 East 95th Street, Carhart Mansion, Tamara Mellon, George Condo

Editor’s note: Original reports listed George Condo as the buyer of the Carhart Mansion’s penthouse, belonging to Tamara Mellon, but he actually bought a different unit in the building from Merrill Lynch’s Do Woo Kim.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a pair of discounted Jimmy Choos, but the iconic shoe brand’s co-founder Tamara Mellon didn’t fare as well when it came to her Upper East Side penthouse, which sits atop the historic Carhart Mansion at 3 East 95th Street. Mellon bought the Carnegie Hill apartment from Seagram heir Charles Bronfman Jr. and first listed it for sale in 2014 for $34 million. After several price chops and an attempt as a $85,000/month rental, it’s finally found a buyer reports LL NYC. Contemporary artist George Condo paid $19.8 million for the condo (no pun intended), much less than the most recent ask of $25 million.

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Cool Listings, Design, Interiors, Upper West Side 

Ettore Sottsass, Jean Pigozzi, sotheby's penthouse, hotel des artistes

This Hotel des Artistes apartment, now on the market, comes with an incredible interior decor story. Bloomberg notes that it belongs to the French-born entrepreneur/photographer/art collector/playboy Jean Pigozzi, who purchased it in 1986. Soon after, he enlisted Ettore Sottsass, designer and founder of the Memphis Group, to redesign it. Sottass, at the time, was at the height of his fame, and ended up designing every nook and cranny. (He passed away in 2007, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a retrospective of his work this summer.) As Pigozzi told Bloomberg, “He designed 100 percent of everything… Every table, every sofa, every book shelf, every sink, every doorknob.” He even helped Pigozzi expand the design into the adjacent duplex that he purchased a few years later. Now, the fabulous penthouse is on the market for $19 million.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

368 West 23rd street, cool listings, chelsea, co-ops, duplexes, outdoor space

This pint-sized penthouse perched atop an elevator building at 368 West 23rd Street in West Chelsea manages to pack everything you need into two levels of renovated, sun-filled space and look good doing it. Asking $1.6 million, the one-bedroom co-op is freshly renovated with two full baths, new hardwood floors, central air conditioning, a wood-burning fireplace, and a washer/dryer. But it’s the impressive expanses of terrace that make the biggest impression.

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