Central Park Tower Penthouse

World’s Highest Apartment: NYC’s $370 Million Penthouse Lists

New York City’s Billionaires Row is home to some of the most expensive homes in the world, but there’s a new player in town coming for the throne. Perched atop the historically tall Central Park Tower, its three-story penthouse has just been listed for a record-breaking USD$250 million (AU$370 million). To be fair, it does seem fitting that the world’s tallest residential building (1,550 feet) is home to the most expensive crib.

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Central Park Tower Penthouse

Image: Evan Joseph

If someone coughs up the asking amount, the price tag would surpass the USD$238 million billionaire Ken Griffith paid in January 2019 for his condo at nearby 220 Central Park South. When it officially lists today, it will become the most expensive home in the United States, according to Zillow; hurdling former Disney chairman Michael Eisner’s oceanfront mansion in California that listed for USD$225 million a month ago.

Spanning across floors 129 through 131, the triplex boasts 17,545 square feet of interior living space. In total, the sky-high property has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two kitchens, along with 30-foot tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and three powder rooms. There’s also a sculptural spiral staircase that connects all three floors. Best of all, the new owners will have sweeping views of Central Park, as well as the Hudson and East Rivers from the 1,433 square-foot terrace that overlooks the city skyline.

Central Park Tower Penthouse

Image: Evan Joseph

While the USD$250 million price tag seems a little ambitious, it’s been described as a bargain at USD$150,000 a square foot by Gary Barnett, President and found of Extell Development, whose company is behind Central Park Tower. In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, the developer claims the figures are comparable to what buyers have paid for homes at Vornado Realty Trust’s 220 Central Park South. Barnett also referred to 432 Park Avenue, as another example, where a penthouse in the building was shopped around for more than USD$20,000 a square foot but didn’t include a private outdoor space.

If the new owners of the Central Park Tower penthouse dare to associate with the commoners beneath them, there’s a plethora of shared amenities on offer. These include a communal garden, communal lounge area, cinema, outdoor pool and a private club designed by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studios on the 100th floor. Said private club features Michelin-starred chefs Laurent Tourondel, Gabriel Kreuther & Alfred Portale, a cigar and cognac lounge, the obligatory bar, and a sprawling ballroom.

To learn more about New York’s most dizzying residential skyscraper and its ungodly-priced penthouse, head over to the Central Park Tower website. Check out more images of the penthouse below. 

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Central Park Tower Penthouse

Image: Evan Joseph

Central Park Tower Penthouse

Image: Evan Joseph

Central Park Tower Penthouse

Image: Evan Joseph

Central Park Tower Penthouse

Image: Evan Joseph

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