Some believe that the end of summer also marks the final days of enjoying outdoor parties and get-togethers. With the first “official” day of fall still a couple of weeks away, it is essential to have an outdoor space to entertain and host family and friends and what better way to enjoy late summer than in the comfort and privacy of your own New York City home. Since the ability to relax outdoors without leaving your apartment is more alluring than ever, we’ve tracked down New York City’s premier on-the-market penthouses that offer expansive, private outdoor space whether it be a wrap-around terrace with stunning Manhattan views or a rooftop deck equipped with a kitchenette for all of the alfresco dining needs.
555 West End Avenue
555 West End Avenue, the Beaux Arts private school converted into 13 one-of-a-kind condominiums on the Upper West Side, is home to an incredible $42 million listing that combines its two penthouses into one stunning residence. This spectacular penthouse boasts a private elevator entry, home office, private pet spa and over 8,400 square feet of living space across two private full floors.
The 3,100 square feet of private outdoor space include a South-facing balcony, a sprawling wraparound terrace surrounded by the landmarked building’s iconic parapet and a private full-floor roof terrace. This crown jewel is the most expensive new development listing on the Upper West Side north of 72nd Street.
NoMad’s Art Deco condominium tower Rose Hill by legendary developer Rockefeller Group is crowned with a gorgeous penthouse home that boasts three sprawling terraces. Designed inside and out by the award-winning New York-based architecture firm CetraRuddy, this sky-high home spans the 42nd and 43rd floors of the 45-story tower, providing residents with 4,394 square feet of interior space that includes three bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
Totaling 1,331 square feet, three private terraces offer dramatic, 360-degree views of New York City’s famed skyline, along with plenty of room for lounging and outdoor tablescapes. Glass doors just off the kitchen allow for a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors. Penthouse A is currently on the market for $18.75 million.
200 East 59th Street
200 East 59th Street is a terraced tower developed as the follow-up to 432 Park Avenue, one of the tallest and most successful residential skyscrapers in the world. With just 67 residences, and each featuring its own private terrace, the 35-story, modern skyscraper offers residents the most private outdoor space of any new development coming online at the intersection of the Upper East Side and Midtown in New York.
The $17,960,000 Penthouse 34 is the crown jewel of 200 East 59th Street with an outdoor spiral staircase that leads to a covered deck overlooking Central Park. The interiors of Penthouse 34 are designed by award-winning firm CetraRuddy. In one of the episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City, Ramona Singer visited 200 East 59th Street condominium tower and showed the jaw-dropping $17.9 million penthouse listing alongside Million Dollar Listing’s Michael Lorber.
Charlotte of the Upper West Side
Designed by BKSK Architects and engineered to meet the exacting standards of the German-based Passive House Institute, Charlotte of the Upper West Side is a modern building that boosts residents’ health, wellbeing, safety, and comfort.
The $17.5 million Penthouse 2 is a stunning duplex home perched atop two floors. Its multiple private outdoor spaces include an astounding rooftop terrace equipped with a kitchenette and full bath, perfect for lounge living, alfresco dining, and entertaining.
150 East 78th Street
Located at 150 East 78th Street, Robert A.M. Stern’s newest boutique building that redefines classical architecture, this two-story, $16.5 million home offers expansive outdoor living space perfectly suited for entertaining.
The gracious 244 square-foot terrace has three points of entry from both the great room and the library and offers views of the charming Upper East Side neighborhood and a relaxing change of scenery for lounging, entertainment, and dining.
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. Residence PH20A is a light-filled three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home, offering a gracious layout and immense floor-to-ceiling divided light windows that frame expansive views of the river and the iconic New York City skyline.
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. Residence PH20A is currently on the market for $4.625 million.