Townhouses are exquisite examples of New York City’s architectural legacy. These multilevel residential structures feature expansive living areas and offer incredible privacy. Some developers are taking all of the benefits of a townhouse and transporting them to the sky in duplex condominiums. Besides exceptional privacy, these residences also boast penthouse-level skyline views and offer access to the full suite of building amenities.
Terrace Penthouse at 555 West End Avenue
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, 555 West End Avenue offers one-of-a-kind residences with unmatched architectural magnificence from the building’s origin as a historic Beaux Arts private school.
Currently on the market for $22.5 million, the Terrace Penthouse is an expansive 4-bed, 4.5-bath duplex with 2,800 square feet of private outdoor space across two levels: a sweeping wraparound terrace with river and skyline views, and a full-floor rooftop terrace. The interior living areas are spread across two full floors – the kitchen, living and great rooms on the second level, while the bedroom suites, den and laundry occupy the private lower level. The penthouse is accessed via direct elevator entry for ultimate privacy.
The development offers residents access to the Upper West Side’s world-class dining, elite private schools, and famous cultural attractions, and also a peaceful respite on a tree- and brownstone-lined street.
Duplex Penthouse at Madison House
Located at 15 East 30th Street, Madison House boasts striking interiors by Gachot Studios and inspired architecture by Handel Architects. The slender 805-foot-tall tower is the tallest residential project in NoMad and is also home to the tallest penthouse in the NYC neighborhood.
Last week, the penthouse went into contract with an asking price of $22,500,000. Located 750 feet above the street, the luxury residence is the second most expensive sale in NoMad this year and speaks to the strength of the neighborhood and the return of the larger NYC real estate market. Penthouse 60B features panoramic views to the south, east, and west. The kitchen features Gachot-designed custom rift-cut cabinetry, with a honed Calacatta Borghini marble waterfall island and backsplash, and is outfitted with Gaggenau appliances including a cooktop, combi-steam oven, convection double oven, refrigerator, and wine refrigerator. The second level on the 61st floor features a library with a fireplace, an additional bedroom, and the primary bedroom suite. The ensuite dual baths offer honed Bianco Dolomiti marble on the walls as well as floors, which are heated, with a custom Gachot-designed vanity and mirror.
Madison House features over 30,000 square feet of hotel-style amenities including a double-height lobby, a 75-foot lap pool, hot tub, and cold plunge pool, a spa, gym, golf simulator, children’s playroom, and a wood-lined library. Residents will also be able to enjoy a landscaped rooftop garden and private lounge with a chef’s kitchen and dining room for entertaining.
Penthouse at Rose Hill
NoMad’s Art Deco condominium tower Rose Hill by legendary developer Rockefeller Group features a stunning penthouse home offering not-one-but-three sprawling terraces ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining.
Designed inside and out by the award-winning New York-based architecture firm CetraRuddy, Penthouse A is currently on the market for $18.75 million. This sky-high duplex spans the 42nd and 43rd floors of the 45-story tower, offering 4,394 square feet of interior space that includes three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Three private terraces totaling 1,331 square feet offer dramatic, 360-degree views of New York City’s famed skyline, along with plenty of room for lounging and outdoor tablescapes.
A vast selection of amenities at Rose Hill are designed to enrich a social and active lifestyle and include a comprehensive health and wellness club with multiple unique and one-of-a-kind sponsorship partners including FHITTING ROOM, Squash RX and Strictly Cycling Collective; a 37th-floor private residents’ club.
Duplex Penthouse at 150 East 78th Street
Designed by the award-winning Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 150 East 78th Street is the newest boutique building that redefines classical architecture on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Asking $16.5 million, duplex PH11B is the five-bedroom five-bath residence tha has a terrace. Designed by AD100 designer Robert Couturier, the first floor of this stunning duplex boasts an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, entry gallery, private stair and great room with fireplace and terrace that runs the length of the great room. The expansive private terrace boasts three points of entry from both the great room and the library. The windowed eat-in kitchen features cabinetry designed by Couturier in collaboration with master carpenter, Christopher Peacock.
Residents at 150 East 78th Street may reserve The Parlor that includes a billiards table and en suite catering kitchen for private gatherings. The Athletic Club featuring a regulation squash court and retractable basketball hoop, while state-of-the-art fitness center outfitted with Technogym equipment, private training studio, and golf simulator. Additional amenities include a rooftop with a landscaped terrace, seating and dining areas, a children’s art and activity room, a 24-hour concierge, and beyond.
Smart Duplex at One United Nations Park
One United Nations Park, located in the storied United Nations corridor, features a limited collection of gracious duplex residences with double-height ceilings that boast expansive views of the East River and Midtown Manhattan.
Listed for $10.4 million, Residence #40K has an open 3,831-square-foot floor plan and nearly 20-foot ceilings. This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home also includes an open island kitchen, double-height great room with adjacent den, and private elevator. The lavish home includes free-standing tubs, custom staircases with solid wood treads and sweeping views, and a built-in Crestron ‘smart home’ system to control climate, lighting, and more.
Residents of this sky-high duplex also have access to the full suite of amenities at One United Nations Park, such as a 70′ indoor lap pool with steam and sauna, state-of-the-art fitness center, game room, catering kitchen, screening room, children’s playroom, and more.
Duplex Home at Front & York
Designed inside and out by celebrated architect Morris Adjmi, Front & York is a full-service, luxury urban oasis in DUMBO, Brooklyn’s most coveted waterfront neighborhood.
Currently on the market for $3.895 million, Residence 8R is a light-filled three-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex home offering a gracious layout and immense divided light windows that frame expansive views of the development’s private park. Elegant and refined interiors feature chevron-patterned white oak flooring and lofty ceilings. The home boasts more than 1,000 square feet of private outdoor space, including a rooftop terrace with a gas grill, which lends itself to extraordinary indoor-outdoor entertaining.
Front & York offers residents access to an astounding 150,000 square feet of amenity spaces, one of the most comprehensive offerings in New York City.