The High Life: Five Impressive New York City Penthouses

Perched on their buildings’ highest floors, these five sophisticated penthouses benefit from privacy, vistas, style, and amenities that go above and beyond.

The Crown Penthouse

The refined three-level penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue boasts majestic proportions, striking architectural details, smart-home technology, luxurious appointments, and 5,730 square feet of terraces affording views of some of Manhattan’s most iconic buildings. In addition to a great room, a library, a streamlined kitchen, and an observatory, the well-considered 10,000-square-foot floor plan features five bedrooms, among them a seven-room master suite. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, concierge services, a fitness room, a golf simulator, and a screening room.

Offered at: $62,800,000
Location: 212 Fifth Avenue Penthouse, New York, NY 10010


Stella Tower Grandeur

The only penthouse still remaining in Stella Tower—a uniquely rejuvenated landmark building—this sophisticated property measures an impressive 3,455 square feet and features four bedrooms, two balconies off the great room, and a second-level terrace affording dazzling vistas. A grand milieu for living and entertaining, it boasts 14-foot ceilings, hand-laid solid oak flooring, and an enviable roster of top-tier appointments. Residents of Stella Tower enjoy a 24-hour attended lobby, a private lounge and bar, a fitness center, gardens, and storage.

Offered at: $8,995,000
Location: 425 West 50th Street PHD, New York, NY 10019


Colorful Morse Building Oasis

Enjoying sweeping views over Downtown and Tribeca, this stylish two-level home tops the landmarked 1879 Morse Building. It features hardwood floors, an open chef’s kitchen and dining area, a large upper-level master suite, two generous guest suites, a skylit living area, and a 375-square-foot terrace with a colorful private garden. The pet-friendly building offers a landscaped roof deck, private storage, and a keyed elevator. The prime location affords easy access to parks, fashionable shops, and exceptional restaurants.

Offered at: $3,750,000
Location: 140 Nassau Street PHC, New York, NY 10038


Fabulous Soho Style

Every detail has been carefully considered at this exceptional three-level penthouse. Its fluid floor plan encompasses a dramatic living and dining room with a contemporary gas fireplace, a chef’s kitchen with clean lines and superior appliances, three guest suites with their own den, and a master suite with a lavish marble bath and two impressive dressing rooms. Atop it all is a 2,618-square-foot outdoor oasis with an open-air kitchen, a bar area, a fireplace, and ample space for fabulous living, dining, and entertaining alfresco.

Offered at: $27,900,000
Location: 25 Mercer Street Penthouse, New York, NY 10013


The Solarium Penthouse

Atop what was once a Beaux Arts school on the Upper West Side, this breathtaking 3,420-square-foot, three-bedroom home was originally the gymnasium, which imparted such dramatic features as a 19-foot arched ceiling with a stunning skylight and an ornate wall of glass. No detail was overlooked in the restoration of the building or the selection of superior materials and finishes. Amenities include an attended lobby, refrigerated storage, a bicycle room, a state-of-the-art gym, and a recreation room with a wet bar.

Offered at: $18,000,000
Location: 555 West End Avenue, The Solarium Penthouse, New York, NY 10024


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