Luxury Homes

A Bite of Big Apple Life; New York’s Best Penthouses

The city that never sleeps has forever been a pinnacle for luxury living. From the boom of Wall Street to the magic of Manhattan, the prized penthouses, and dashingly desirable neighborhoods – New York has topped every bucket list for places people long to live. Mansions may be scarce, but architects get crafty in the cool of this world class city; curating dream spaces that seem to hover and shimmer alongside striking skyscrapers. From vital views of that iconic skyline, to a vivacious lust for culture, art and life – here are the homes worthy of Frank Sinatra himself…

One 57 Condo

Why pick a side of New York you want to see, when you can have them all? This truly iconic masterpiece in the Tower of the One57 Condominium in Midtown boasts 360-degree views of the city – including Central Park, the sweet flow of the Hudson, the Statue of Liberty and that bright and beautiful skyline.

Floor to ceiling windows invite you to lap it up, with strategically placed seating areas, and sculpted ceramic wall showpieces from artist Peter Lane. The south wing offers an impressive 4 room master-suite, floating above Central Park, with fireplace, spa showers, stone lined soaking tubs, and heated floors. The custom-made chef’s kitchen and built in bookshelf that opens to a reveal office are just a couple radiant touches that make this such an enviable space.

Price $70,000,000

The Crown Penthouse

The regal name is certainly fit for this Fifth Avenue diamond encrusted piece of real estate. Designed in spectacular grace by Pembrooke and Ives you will fall in love with the pre-war details and divine vistas of downtown Manhattan. The marble foyer makes the perfect first impression, only heightened as you lead into the grand ballroom, the library, and the lavish 7-roomed master suite. Gallery walls and soaring ceilings ensure that any art collector will have more than enough space to stash their masterpieces.

The second level offers a stunning entertainment space- brightened by skylights and an amazing outdoor space. Up another level and you get to the observatory and outdoor terrace, with more than enough space for a pool, especially if you are imbued with the idea of watching the lights flicker from the Empire State building as you have a swim. This truly is the crowning jewel of all Manhattan properties.

Price $73,800,000 Contact Sotheby’s for more information.

The Castle in the Sky

Some properties seem to be carved from dreams and the opulent Castle in the Sky is the kind of place you will rub your eyes twice at. Sitting proudly above the legendary Plaza residencies, this 12-room home has recently undergone a $20 million renovation to bring it right back to its French renaissance style splendor. Fifth Avenue views, a darling domed tea room, a glitzy grand salon, and custom hand painted mural from Hilary Knight is just the start of the show.

Up onto the second level and there’s all kinds of wonder in the whimsically designed bedrooms – with themes ranging from rock and roll to breathy lavender fields. The corner tower master suite is understandably the most impressive, with its spa bathroom and ornate fireplace. Perhaps the most fairy-tale feature has to be the elegant private terrace overlooking the emerald shimmer of Central Park. Did we mention the fact that this is the former home of Tommy Hilfiger?

Price $50,000,000 contact Sotheby’s for more information.

720 Park Avenue

Stepping into this prestigious address in one of the most coveted areas of town, you may wonder if you have been whisked back in time to the estate of Marie Antoinette. The mood at 720 Park Avenue is undeniably European. The oversized windows invite the light to flood in on the chintzy treasures and antiques from the other side of the pond.

Not everyone will adore the heavy floral touches and drapes, but you are sure to be swept away by the period mantle pieces and 18th century English wood paneling. Work in some roaring fireplaces, impeccably regal library, staff quarters, and gothic style window touches beneath soaring ceilings and you truly have a one of a kind home within the modern buzz of the city.

Price $25,000,000 contact Sotheby’s for more.

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. With a passion for penning perfect content, she explores the globe, forever seeking out the next story.

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