New York City is without a doubt, one of the most expensive places to live in, and the prices of the top homes there continue to break records. It’s not uncommon for millionaires and billionaires to pay upwards of fifty million just for an apartment in New York, and often these apartments only serve as secondary homes. The most recent record for an apartment bought in New York City stands at $90 million, and that's for an apartment that is only under construction and has not yet been completed. There are many other apartments in the Big Apple as well, that haven’t been bought by anybody, especially the apartments that are in the price range upwards of $100 million. As a result, multiple apartments throughout the city are empty, but it probably won’t be long until the next record of the most expensive apartment sold in New York City is met. So far, no apartment priced at over $100 million has been sold.
As you look at these apartments, you’ll have to ask yourself if you would spend the money for these apartments if you were wealthy. If you had the money, would you pay $50 million or more for an apartment. Or would you even break the record of paying more than $100 million for an apartment here, if you were attracted enough to it? But as we have said, many of these apartments that have been bought only serve as secondary homes to the buyers who purchased them, so you’ll also have to ask yourself if any of these homes can serve as a viable primary home.
That said, all of these apartments share one thing in common: they are expensive! Even if you can’t afford any of these apartments, it doesn’t hurt to dream. So without any further ado, let’s take a look at the ten most expensive apartments in New York City.
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10 145 Hudson Street – $45 million
At only $45 million, this apartment at 145 Hudson Street, is one of the cheaper expensive apartments in New York. What makes this apartment unique is all of the glass, so besides paying the hefty price tag for the apartment itself, you’ll also want to invest in window cleaner. Even the stairs are entirely made out of glass. But since nearly everything in this apartment is glass, you’ll be given a gorgeous panorama of New York City.
9 944 5th Avenue - $50 million
This apartment was built in 1925 and has a distinct Renaissance look and feel to it. But while it may look and feel distinctively historical on the inside, through the windows you’ll be given an awe inspiring view of New York City and Central Park. This apartment is currently up for sale, and whoever buys it next, will have celebrities and executives from Wall Street as neighbors.
8 157 West 57th Street - $50 million
This apartment stands at over one thousand feet tall, making it one of the tallest buildings to live in the Big Apple. Already, around half of the apartments in the building have sold, at a combined price of one billion dollars. It surely won’t be long until the others are sold out too. In addition to the beautiful apartment rooms, the home owner will also be gifted with one of the best views of Central Park of any building in the city, so you can wake up each morning to a stunning panorama of Central Park, to start off your day.
7 25 East 77th Street – $60 million
This apartment sits atop the Tony Mark Hotel building, which was built in 1927 and is a trademark building of New York. With ceilings that stand just over twenty five feet tall, a private elevator and a pavilion on the roof, this apartment has everything someone would want with a dream apartment. There’s also a high price, gourmet restaurant in the lobby. Plus, this apartment is in a great location. Museums and shops are just around the corner, so you won’t have to travel far through New York’s notoriously busy traffic to get to anywhere cool from here.
6 15 Central Park West - $65 million
The apartments at 15 Central Park West themselves, are highly regarded as some of the most beautiful apartments in the city. Plus, many of the apartments have just been recently renovated to look all the more modern. If you look out the window, you’ll be shown stunning views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Empire State Building.
5 795 5th Avenue - $70 million
This apartment is located on the top of an apartment duplex in the Pierre Hotel in New York. The special features of this apartment include a very large living room, a striking dining room, a private gym and an excellent, experienced concierge service. Plus, the views of New York truly are stunning as well. There is another more expensive apartment in the Pierre Hotel and at the same address, that currently stands as the most expensive apartment in New York, but we’ll get to that in one a little bit.
4 432 Park Avenue - $82 million
The apartment complex on 432 Park Avenue is currently in the middle of construction, and is due to be completed by the middle of 2015. The complex will consist of one hundred and forty apartments, for an overall building cost of nearly $2.5 billion. The complex will stand at just under one-thousand and four-hundred feet, meaning it would become the tallest apartment building in the Big Apple. Each apartment is expected to come at an average price of eighty-two million dollars, so you’ll have to be the judge of whether or not that price justifies living in the tallest building in the city.
3 East 80th Street - $90 million
This apartment building on East 80th Street in New York was built all the way back in 1916, and features a distinctively French Renaissance feel inside, in addition to eight fireplaces and a dining room for fifty in each apartment. If you love the Renaissance period and have a large, extended family or a bunch of friends, then this just might be the apartment for you. Of course, you’ll have to come up with the ninety-million dollars to pay for it.
2 781 5th Avenue - $95 Million
This apartment consists of fifteen different rooms and offers many different splendid views of New York City. For example, from the terrace, you can see out to Central Park and from the master bedroom, you’ll be able to gaze at the Upper East Side of New York. This is truly a gorgeous apartment.
1 795 5th Avenue - $125 million
Currently, the most expensive apartment in New York City is located at 795 5th Avenue, on the Upper East Side. Of course, with the prices of real estate changing so rapidly in the city, that could change in no time. This apartment is located at the Pierre Hotel (where another apartment made number five on the list), and covers three different floors of sixteen rooms, four terraces, six bathrooms, five bedrooms, five fireplaces that were built all the way back in the eighteenth century, and your own private elevator to transport you between the three floors of this apartment.
You’ll also have a beautiful, panoramic view of Manhattan from the windows and the terraces. This apartment went back on the market after previously being owned by a stock market analyst who passed away recently, and left the apartment to no one. At one hundred and twenty-five million, this apartment is still on the market and has yet to be sold. But that’s not all that you’ll pay: keeping this apartment maintained alone costs fifty thousand dollars per month. In many respects, this is a dream house rather than a dream apartment!
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