NYC Penthouses: The Priciest Sky-High Suites

New York City is one of the world's most extravagant and lively places to live. With Manhattan penthouses offering extraordinary views of the city, life at the top is a luxury afforded only to the rich and famous.

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Featuring amazing architecture, state of the art décor, and sprawling rooftop terraces, these penthouses are nothing short of breathtaking. Many of these spots house celebrities and top business executives, here are the poshest New York penthouses.

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10  421 Broome Street: $59.9 Million

For just $59.9 million, you can buy yourself the luxurious penthouse suite at 421 Broome Street. Built in 1873, it has been completely renovated to offer luxurious and modern décor. In the heart of SoHo, this penthouse offers 4 floors of pure luxury.

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The interior offers 4 generously sizes bedrooms and over 8,000 square feet. Fireplaces, beautiful windows, and exquisite hardwood floors are some of the most magical touches. The outdoor space offers over 4,000 square feet of terraces, with an expansive spa, complete with swimming pool and sauna.

9 212 Fifth Avenue: $62.8 Million

212 Fifth Avenue is one of the oldest and most iconic buildings in New York City. Built in 1912, it has been housing the rich and famous for over a century. With a spa and treatment center, golf simulator, and theatre, the building itself offers plenty of perks. Located on the edge of Madison Square Garden, the location cannot be beat. The penthouse suite, which sells for $62.8 million, offers 10,000 square feet of interior space, as well as close to 6,000 square feet of sprawling terraces outdoors. A massive rooftop garden and pool are just some of the luxuries that this penthouse offers its occupants.

8 The Sherry Netherland: $67 Million

The Sherry Netherland was built in 1927 and originally served as an upscale Manhattan hotel. Today, it serves as both a hotel, and also offers condominium units to rent or purchase. With its location directly on Central Park, the penthouse offers views of the city for the upper class who can afford to live here. For $67 million, the penthouse offers seven bedrooms and three massive terraces. With a private dining club in the building, The Sherry Netherland is one of the poshest high rises in the city.

7 One Madison: $72 Million

One Madison is one of the tallest residential towers in Manhattan, and doesn't disappoint in the luxury department. With over 7,000 square feet of surface space, One Madison offers beautiful 360 degree views of the city. 5 massive bedrooms and 5 accompanying bathrooms make this penthouse grand and cozy at the same time. There is a full spa facility, including sauna and steam rooms to relax in after a long day out in the city. For $72 million, this residence guarantees a lavish life.

6 Plaza Penthouse: $75 Million

The Plaza Hotel is one of the most recognized buildings in Manhattan, but the building offers more than rentals. Originally owned by fashion legend Tommy Hilfiger, the Plaza penthouse sells for a cool $75 million. The duplex boasts 6,000 square feet of surface space, and expansive outside terraces. The views on Central Park are exquisite, and can be enjoyed from the master sitting room, the board room, and the master bedroom. Though the price is perhaps exorbitantly high, no one can deny the beauty of the vista outside the windows.

5 San Remo: $75 Million

San Remo is a renowned tower that has housed countless celebrities, including Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Steven Spielberg, and Donna Karan. Though the average suite goes for about $8 million, the luxurious 17-bedroom penthouse sells for $75 million. The suite features an expansive library, an entertainment room, and staff quarters. The outside views of Central Park are breathtaking, with wrap-around terrace space that spans the 3 floors of the unit.

4 Madison Square Park Tower: $77.7 Million

Looming 750 feet over Madison Square Park, the Madison Square Park Tower is home to a beautiful triplex penthouse, with remarkable views of the city. The incredible architecture of the unit is due to the creative talents of designers Thomas Juul-Hansen, Lee F. Mindel, and Ryan Korban. With 13,000 square feet of space, the penthouse is roomy and accommodating. Nicknamed "The Mansion" it features high ceilings, 360 degree terraces, and a beautiful infinity pool. A further two studio units are included in the sale price, so guests can be accommodated in private quarters.

3 172 Madison: $98 Million

Housed next to the Empire State Building, 172 Madison is an iconic building for New York City's upper class. A smaller building, but much more modern architecturally, 172 Madison offers a total of 69 living units over 33 floors.

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The phenomenal penthouse is spread out over the top 5 stories, and includes a rooftop infinity pool with views of the entire city. In fact, the entire terrace area exceeds 3,500 square feet, so there is plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. The penthouse totals an incredible 20,000 square feet, which includes 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.

2 One57: $100.5 Million

When it comes to Tribeca penthouse luxury, bigger is always better. The ONE57 tower building is one of the most impressive skyscrapers in New York, reaching a height of over 1,000 feet tall. With 92 condominium units sprawled out in the upper levels of the building, ONE57 is also home to 210 hotel rooms for the Park Hyatt Hotel. The $100.5 million dollar penthouse suite is located on the 89th and 90th floors, with sprawling views of Central Park. The 11,000 square foot penthouse boasts a home cinema, a steam room and sauna, a huge chef's kitchen, and certainly no lack of windows.

1 Woolworth Tower Residence: $110 Million

This iconic 58-story tower building is home to Manhattan's priciest penthouse suite. At 792 feet tall, it was one of the earliest skyscrapers in the city. and held the title of the tallest building in NYC from 1913 until 1930. With 9,700 square feet spread out over 5 floors, the pyramid shaped cap of the building, coined "The Pinnacle", has recently gone on sale as a residential suite. At $110 million, it is the most expensive residential listing in NYC. The penthouse features a modern 5-level staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, and dozens of bedrooms.

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