Everyone knows that real estate in New York City is pretty much insane. The tiniest studio apartment costs what a sprawling, updated home would cost in another part of the world, and New Yorkers are often associated with sacrificing a ton in their living space (like, ahem, no stove) in order to afford to be in one of the biggest, liveliest cities in the world. In Manhattan, it can be nearly impossible to find the perfect apartment on an average size budget.
However, if you have some serious cash to spend, and if you can afford to snag a penthouse? The real estate options become truly jaw dropping. Floor to ceiling windows on the highest levels offering panoramic views of one of the most beautiful urban landscapes in the world. Luxurious kitchens that chefs in the best restaurants in the world would envy. Space galore – we’re talking thousands of square feet, bigger than the average house. If you have a limitless budget, you can snag some pretty insane penthouses in the Big Apple.
However, take note – we’re really talking limitless. It might seem crazy to spend one or two million on an apartment in any other part of the world, but in Manhattan? You’re lucky if you’re not spending nine digits. These penthouses aren’t in the range of a few million – we’re talking 60, 70, or even 100 million to snag one of these.
Here are 10 of the most expensive penthouses in New York City. Start saving up your pocket change now!
10 212 West 18th St. Apt. PH1 - $70 million
9 One Madison - $72 million
8 Plaza Penthouse - $75 million
7 10 West Street - $75 million
6 San Remo - $75 million
5 432 Park Avenue PH 93 - $81 million
4 635 West 42nd Street #45FL - $85 million
3 150 West 56th Street PH - $100 million
Sure, you could get a penthouse that sprawls across an entire floor of a building, but that’s child’s play – after all, why have one floor when you can have three? This penthouse is spread across three levels, and each one has a stunning 360 degree view of the city. There is, of course, a private elevator so you can ride to your slice of heaven in solitude. In comparison with many luxury condos that are a modern, contemporary, sleek style, this one is a bit of a throwback, with ornate columns galore. Hey – different strokes for different millionaire folks, right?
2 One57 - $100.5 million
1 1.Bloomberg Tower/One Beacon Court - $115 million
If you ever wondered about how much real estate can go up in value, just take a look at this insane property. Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen bought a duplex penthouse on the Upper East Side in 2005 for a pricy $24 million. About ten years later, he put it on the market – for $115 million. Granted, Cohen hired an architect to transform the space and likely made several luxury upgrades to the property, but nonetheless – that’s quite the price leap in only ten years. The unit is a whopping 9,000 square feet with six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, with a private guest wing that’s larger than most NYC single apartments.
Sources: sothebysrealty.com, businessinsider.com
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