There are numerous factors that make up the price of a condo: size, location, quality of construction, interior works and furnishings, and so on. Sometimes, all these elements combine to check all the required boxes and then some!
In this article we will take a look at the most expensive condos currently offered on the U.S. real estate market. Somewhat unsurprisingly, they are all found in New York. Whether you choose to call them lush and luxurious or abominable and excessive, there is no denying that these properties make a statement. Let’s see why.
#1: 432 Park Ave, New York, NY ($82 million)
An 8,225 square foot full floor extravaganza with stunning panoramic views of the City and Central Park may alone be worth the asking price, but this penthouse condo does every “little” thing to justify the price tag. Naturally, all of its six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, library, private elevator landing, chef’s kitchen and other facilities are equipped with the highest quality materials and plenty of luxurious touches that will cause at least a few oohs and aahs the next time your friends or family stop by for a visit to your humble abode.
One of the most prized pieces of real estate on Madison Square Park, the Crown Penthouse located at 212 Fifth Avenue is as much about history and style as it is about status. This marvel of architecture and interior design was lovingly envisioned by the renowned Pembrooke and Ives studio to combine gorgeous pre-war details and open views of its iconic surroundings. It spans three floors and includes four exposures to provide one of the most breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan. Comfy 10,000 square feet of living space is topped off with an eye popping additional 5,730 square feet of terraces. Forget for a moment where you are and you could easily mistake the penthouse for a palace, especially once you enter the grand ballroom. (Yes, a ballroom!) With too many architectural details to mention, the Crown Penthouse is as harmonious as it is opulent – an impressive blend of elegance and luxury.
In a city famous for its Art Deco architectural marvels, the One Hundred Barclay building holds the distinction of being New York’s first Art Deco skyscraper. Its top two floors are reserved for a stunning penthouse, one of the largest private residences the Big Apple has to offer. The condo is centered around a living room that could easily double as a sports court with its dimensions of 100 x 30 feet and a 21 foot ceiling height. Aside from the luxurious furnishings that the price tag implies, the penthouse comes with more than 6,000 square feet of space that can be fully customized, making it ideal for owners who would like to leave their own personal stamp on this luxury property.
With the iconic Downtown Manhattan high-rise as its foundation, the duplex penthouse atop of the 56 Leonard Street building is the definition of a trophy residence. The roomy 12,000 square feet condo provides stunning views in all directions from its floor-to-ceiling windows, and multiple spacious terraces round out some of the most impressive vistas in all of New York. A large amount of open space makes it easy for the owners to fully customize the condo to suit their needs and preferences.
The crown atop the legendary Plaza Residences, this imposing duplex penthouse is a shining example of contemporary luxury and elegance with a strong artistic streak and unbridled creativity. Meticulously designed in lush French-Renaissance style and equipped with a full arsenal of custom handywork and top-of-the-line appliances, the two-floor apartment overlooks both Fifth Avenue and Central Park. From its imposing Dome Tea Room to eclectically themed bedroom suites of the upper floor, the penthouse has too many charming details, surprising solutions and grandiose statements to count.
#6: 50 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY ($49 million)
It hardly gets much more prestigious than residing on the top two floors of 50 United Nations Plaza. The luxurious duplex penthouse designed by the renowned Foster + Partners encompasses more than 9,700 square feet of interiors enriched with a glorious terrace and an outdoor swimming pool. The penthouse’s main attraction is a two-story bay window that affords an unparalleled view of the Manhattan skyline. The property comes with all the amenities provided by a building of such stature, including 24-hour building staff, one of the most luxurious health and fitness centers in New York, wine cellars, and beyond.
With almost 6,000 square feet taking up the entire top floor of the Walker Tower, this penthouse packs a mighty punch with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, three traditional fireplaces, and additional 500 square feet of terracing. With that amount of space and the condo’s 360-degree orientation, you can already imagine the glory of the views, from the Statue of Liberty to the Hudson River.
One of the most prized properties in SoHo, this full-floor duplex penthouse covers an impressive 6,655 square feet with an enormous 2,500 square roof terrace featuring a heated outdoor pool and stunning views in all directions. The penthouse itself has amazing views galore, with floor-to-ceiling windows covering even the kitchen! Fitted with top shelf appliances and luxurious materials, and sitting atop the tallest residential building in the neighborhood, the two-floor penthouse is well worth its hefty price.
Designed by the globally recognized Robert A.M. Stern architects, the new classical 20 East End Avenue building is a tribute to old-fashioned elegance and luxury. Penthouse A spans the entire 10,000+ square feet of the top floor and includes a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen. The penthouse is jam packed with a blend of high-end appliances and carefully selected construction materials to go along with cinematic vistas of Manhattan.
Sitting on the top of one of the most recognizable buildings in the Upper East Side, Penthouse One has more than 5,500 square feet of interior room with almost 2,500 square feet of private terracing to go along with it. It is an impressive combination of premium natural materials, designer appliances, and modern technology. The entire building has gone through reconstruction that has preserved its historic facade, but is packed with the finest contemporary mechanical systems.
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