A penthouse is a type of high-end urban property, characterized by magnificent views, quality amenities and an atmosphere of exclusivity. Needless to say, it is the most sought-after unit in New York. For those wanting to truly live above it all, we’ve rounded up the tallest penthouses in their respective neighborhoods in Manhattan. From the iconic Upper East Side to trendy NoMad, these lavish suites can’t be topped!
Penthouse at 180 East 88th Street – Tallest on the Upper East Side
Designed by Joe McMillan’s DDG and inspired by the boom in high-rise masonry construction in New York in the early 20th century, 180 East 88th Street is an intimate luxury condominium in Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side. Its 47 half and full-floor homes offer an exceptionally rare combination of 14’+ ceiling heights and views far beyond Central Park.
The $33 million penthouse at 180 East 88th Street is at the highest elevation north of 72nd Street on the Upper East Side. Offering panoramic views in all directions, the duplex home spans 5,508 square feet, with an additional 3,500 total square feet of exterior terrace space across all levels – including an expansive private rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park at an elevation of 467 feet. The impressive home features two living room spaces, a large dining area, eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms plus den, four full and two half baths and a sculptural spiral staircase leading to the upper-floor bedrooms and third-level roof terrace.
Penthouse 60A at Madison House – Tallest in NoMad
Madison House is a shimmering tower designed by Handel Architects in the heart of NoMad. Its residences start 150 feet up and feature corner exposures, presenting each home with unique views.
The 5,151 square foot duplex penthouse at Madison House is the tallest residence in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan and offers unsurpassed panoramic views of the New York City skyline including the Empire State Building. Currently listed for $25 million, PH 60A features four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Its entry foyer leads to an oversized great room that features a fireplace and 23-foot double-height ceilings. A staircase ascends to the second level that has 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. Platinum matte Dornbracht fixtures accentuate the vanity, Kaldewei tubs and Durivit toilet. White oak 5-inch plank floors and 9-foot solid walnut doors are featured throughout the residence. Gachot-designed custom rift-cut cabinetry accentuates the kitchen, with a honed Calacatta Borghini marble waterfall island and backsplash. Gaggenau appliances including a cooktop, combi-steam oven, convection double oven, refrigerator, and wine refrigerator outfit the kitchen. The penthouse also has a 222-square-foot outdoor terrace.
Penthouse 31A at Vandewater – Tallest in Morningside Heights
Listed for $4,300,000, Penthouse 31A is the tallest available residence in Morningside Heights. It features over 2,000 square feet of space, and boasts breathtaking eastern and southern views of Central Park as well as wide-open northern views of the George Washington Bridge and Hudson River. Its generous foyer leads to a large elegant living and dining area as well as a a chef’s kitchen with a beautiful Quartzite island. The primary bedroom includes its own southern and eastern exposures.
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