New York City is the home and playground of some of the richest of the rich. The financial capital of the world and one of the most populated cities in the western hemisphere, New York City offers a great place to work, live and play for those with money to spend. But when they aren’t doing any of that, these super rich need a place to call home, have a family dinner, and even get some good nights sleep. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most outlandish NYC penthouses and who has called them home.
Apartment 75CE Time Warner Center
If you ever called Miss Cleo hoping to have your fortune read, you had a bit to do with this penthouse condo. Steven Feder and Lou Trosclair, who are business partners that were the masterminds behind Miss Cleo’s call-in psychic service, own the $60-miillion penthouse located in the South Tower of the Time Warner Center.
Aside from its beautiful views of NYC, the inside of the penthouse offers a library and 14-foot ceilings throughout the unit. And if space is your thing, 75CE also offers sprawling glass windows that open up to let in the fresh air of the Big Apple.
25 East 77th Street
One of the largest interiors to make this list of lavish penthouses in New York City, this unit is over 9,000 square-feet and has 12 rooms and 8 baths. If this wasn’t enough space for you to sprawl out in, the living room alone offers a 26-foot ceiling. The penthouse is listed at $60,000-million and sits atop the Mark Hotel (http://www.themarkhotel.com/blog/archives/583), one of New Yorks most well known landmarks. To get to the top of the hotel, penthouse residents can access the private elevator; or if they choose to look out the skylight conservatory, they can simply walk up the custom staircase that is inside the unit.
Apartment 15B 15 Central Park West
Central Park penthouses will be seen throughout this content on the must luxurious homes in NYC, and for good reason. The properties offer some of the most tranquil and beautiful sights of the city that overlook one of the worlds most popular parks. Apartment 15B, which is listed above $30-million was once owned by Packard Bell Electronics founder, Beny Alagem.
The penthouse apartment boasts three-bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Its interior has a library, a family room and a breakfast room. Also, much of the apartment has natural hand-cut tiles throughout.
1 Central Park South
Just feet from one of, if not, the most popular parks in the world is what New Yorkers dub The Plaza. To visitors to the Big Apple, they are probably more familiar with it being called 1 Central Park South and being the location of many famous films included the Great Gatsby and Crocodile Dundee. The $55-million unit is part of the $570-million dollar building owned by India’s Sarah Group. It’s perfect not just for the super rich, but also for the super tall, with 11-foot ceilings, and over 5,000 square-feet in living space.
785 Fifth Avenue
Musical artist Denise Rich is the owner of the duplex penthouse that sits at 785 Fifth Avenue. Listed at $65-million, the penthouse is perfect for Rich, as it offers its own studio with keyboard, soundproof booth and everything else a recording artist would need. The 12,000-square-foot condo also offers seven bedrooms, 11 baths and terraces and roof decks that are perfect to get a view of the city when not recording music.
990 Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue is compiling a handful of listings on this list, and for good reason. The swanky street is far enough from pestering tourists, but still a short distance from some of the best treats that NYC has to offer. At 990 Fifth Avenue sits a 6,000 square-foot, five-bedroom and five-bath penthouse that was once owned by actor Peter Lawford. The unit also offers a 1,200 foot wraparound terrace that allows the homeowner to see nearly every angle of NYC.
The penthouse is listed at $42 million and is one of NYC’s most exclusive areas for the super rich.
50 Central Park South
The 33rd floor of 50 Central Park South rests atop the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and can only be accessed by those who live there.
This eight room, three-and-a-half bath is over 4,500 square feet and is filled with everything you can imagine that makes it lavish. That includes a library that was inspired by Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment. Valued at an honest $50-million, you can rest assured knowing that you wont be bothered by the neighbors. That is, unless casino and resort mogul, Steven Wynn, decides to have an all night party since he calls the unit next-door his own home.
Apartment 75A – Time Warner Center Condominiums
Apartment 75A is a well-known apartment near Central Park in the Time Warner Center condominium complex. This penthouse has three bedrooms and five baths. For the math enthusiasts reading this, at just under 4,000 square feet and a listing price of $50 million, that’s right, this penthouse is valued at over $2,500 per square foot. The only owner of 75A has been Anna Anisimova, the daughter of the Russian business proprietor, Vassily Anisimov. And don’t worry, if the $50 million price tag makes you cringe, you can rest easy knowing that the unit can be rented for $20,000 each night, while the owner visits their other multi-million dollar homes.
145 Hudson Street
If you love windows and feel closed in by walls, then you’ll be sure to love the unit at 145 Hudson Street. The duplex condo has over 7,000 feet in interior living space and over 4,000 feet for city viewing on the outside. All of this room makes up for eight bedrooms and four baths, atop an Art Deco building in the TriBeCa district in NYC. If the glass windows weren’t enough to whet your appetite, the penthouse also offers a glass staircase that helps you access both floors of this sprawling NYC apartment.
795 Fifth Avenue
It should be no surprise that the most expensive penthouse on this list is also on Fifth Avenue.
Home to some of the cities most lavish living quarters, the street boasts the most expensive penthouse at 795 Fifth Avenue. In 2013, the penthouse reportedly was listed for $125 million dollars, after the passing of former owner and financial analyst Martin Zweig. Along with five bedrooms and six baths, the apartment has 23-foot ceilings throughout the space that covers both the 41st, 42nd and 43rd floors. Not only is the home valued at nine-digits, but the monthly maintenance on the unit will be over $40,000 alone.
If you have money to spend, New York City will be happy to take your cash. This is especially true in the real estate market, as New York offers some of the most beautiful and expensive homes in the entire world. No matter what you are looking to buy, how much you are trying to set yourself apart from the next billionaire, or even how much you even visit the Big Apple, New York has something for everyone. If the 10 penthouses on this list weren’t enough for you, don’t worry; more and more are put under contract each day and the city continues to boom with the worlds super rich calling it home.