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Penthouses offer the best features, light, and views in the building. (550 West 29th Street via Core) Penthouses offer the best features, light, and views in the building. (550 West 29th Street via Core)
The borough of Manhattan is only 22.82 square miles, and it is amazing how many beautiful penthouses can be contained in that space. Whether housed in glitzy new construction or historic architecture, these apartments show the best of the building. An earlier list provided a tantalizing glimpse at some of the city's most spectacular. However, the following listings show that there are too many to be contained in one post.
5-East-17th-Street-1 All images of 5 East 17th Street via Compass
5-East-17th-Street-2 Living room
5-East-17th-Street-3 Bedroom
5-East-17th-Street-4 Rooftop pool
5 East 17th Street, #PH
  • 20 oversized windows and soaring ceilings capped with skylights fill this home with light
  • Expansive living room features 12' ceilings and wood-burning fireplace
  • A landscaped roof deck has a 20' pool with Olympic-strength swim current
142-Duane-Street-1 All images of 142 Duane Street via Douglas Elliman
142-Duane-Street-2 Media room
142-Duane-Street-3 Master suite
142-Duane-Street-4 Study
142 Duane Street, #PH1
  • Spacious living room flows seamlessly into an open, top-of-the-line chef's kitchen
  • The library's makore paneling, wood-burning fireplace, and bar make it a welcoming retreat
  • Upper-level master suite has dressing room, sitting room, spa-like bath, and private terrace
135-East-79th-Street-1 All images of 135 East 79th Street via Douglas Elliman
135-East-79th-Street-2 Media room
135-East-79th-Street-3 Bedroom
135-East-79th-Street-4 Dressing room
135 East 79th Street, #PH17E
  • Custom paneled living room features 10' ceilings, glorious sunlight, and beautiful views south over Manhattan
  • Media room has floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliet balcony, and custom built-ins
  • Corner master suite offers impressive natural light and two en suite marble baths, each with a walk-in dressing room
180-Avenue-of-the-Americas-1 All images of One Vandam via Douglas Elliman
180-Avenue-of-the-Americas-2 Living room
180-Avenue-of-the-Americas-3 Master suite
180-Avenue-of-the-Americas-4 Sun room
  • Great Room flows seamlessly into a terrace with downtown views
  • Master suite offers floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-burning fireplace, and roof terrace access
  • Roof terrace features fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and sunken outdoor spa
50-West-Street-1 All images of 50 West via Douglas Elliman
50-West-Street-2 Living room
50-West-Street-3 Bath
50 West, #PH58B
  • 58th-floor condo is filled with natural light and north, south, and west views
  • Open plan and floor-to-ceiling windows are ideal for entertaining
  • Master suite has multiple closets and spa-designed bath
37-East-12th-Street-1 All images of 37 East 12th Street via Core
37-East-12th-Street-2 Living room
37-East-12th-Street-3 Kitchen
37-East-12th-Street-4 Master bath
37 East 12th Street, #PH
  • Timeless living room features soaring ceilings, oversized windows, and wood-burning fireplace
  • Kitchen is rich in sunlight and deluxe finishes
  • Lush landscaped roof terrace has outdoor kitchen, outdoor television, custom lighting, and skyline views
470-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 470 Park Avenue via Douglas Elliman
470-Park-Avenue-2 Kitchen
470-Park-Avenue-3 Bedroom
470-Park-Avenue-4 Terrace
470 Park Avenue, #PHA
  • All levels of this triplex are connected by an elegant staircase
  • Sleek, spacious living room flows seamlessly into a formal dining room and a large terrace
  • Every bedroom has its own balcony or terrace
169-Hudson-Street-1 All images of The Roebling Building via Douglas Elliman
169-Hudson-Street-2 Kitchen
169-Hudson-Street-3 Master suite
169-Hudson-Street-4 Terrace
The Roebling Building, #PHN
  • Sun-flooded duplex features radiant heated hardwood floors, custom light fixtures, and home automation system
  • Master suite offers private office and sumptuous en suite bath
  • Private landscaped roof deck comes with outdoor kitchen and heated infinity pool
550-West-29th-Street-1 All images of 550 West 29th Street via Core
550-West-29th-Street-2 Ktichen
550-West-29th-Street-3 Bedroom
550-West-29th-Street-4 Terrace
550 West 29th Street, #PHB
  • Dramatic, double-height living area is wrapped in casement windows
  • Custom, windowed chef's kitchen is outfitted with elegant cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances
  • All bedrooms have en suite baths and captivating river views
325-West-Broadway-1 All images of XOCO 325 via Douglas Elliman
325-West-Broadway-2 Living room
325-West-Broadway-3 Kitchen
325-West-Broadway-4 Terrace
XOCO 325, #PHW
  • Free-flowing living area features gas fireplace and wet bar
  • Master suite has two walk-in closets and five-fixture en suite bath
  • The building's cast-iron facade provides a dramatic backdrop for the outdoor terrace
20-West-53rd-Street-1 All images of Baccarat Hotel & Residences via Halstead
20-West-53rd-Street-2 Kitchen
20-West-53rd-Street-3 Bedroom
20-West-53rd-Street-4 Loggia
Baccarat Hotel & Residences, #PH48/49
  • An elegant gallery and chic floating staircase set the tone for this penthouse
  • Lavish living room with panoramic views flows seamlessly to outdoor loggia in the sky
  • At 1,150 square feet, the jaw-dropping master suite is larger than some New York apartments
471-Washington-Street-1 All images of 471 Washington Street via Douglas Elliman
471-Washington-Street-2 Dining area
471-Washington-Street-3 Bedroom
471-Washington-Street-4 Terrace
471 Washington Street, #PH7FL
  • All levels of this triplex look out on protected Hudson River, park, and skyline views
  • The open living and dining area rivals only the outdoor terraces for entertainment potential
  • Private master suite has enormous windows, large walk-in closet, and opulent bath
829-Park-Avenue-1 All images of The Raleigh via Corcoran
829-Park-Avenue-2 Dining room
829-Park-Avenue-3 Kitchen
829-Park-Avenue-4 Bedroom
The Raleigh, #PH
  • Luxe penthouse in prestigious prewar co-op has undergone state-of-the-art renovation
  • Corner living room, formal dining room, and gourmet eat-in kitchen were made for entertaining
  • Dramatic solarium opens up to two magnificent terraces
94-Thompson-Street-1 All images of The Soho Gallery Building via Douglas Elliman
94-Thompson-Street-2 Living area
94-Thompson-Street-3 Wine cellar
94-Thompson-Street-4 Master suite
The Soho Gallery Building, #PHB
  • Following a renovation, this dramatic penthouse has been featured in Architectural Digest
  • Features include floor-to-ceiling windows, smart technology system, and custom-built wine cellar
  • Spectacular landscaped roof terrace has wood-burning fireplace, wet bar, and 360-degree city views
443-Greenwich-Street-1 All images of 443 Greenwich Street via Corcoran
443-Greenwich-Street-2 Dining area
443-Greenwich-Street-3 Master bedroom
443-Greenwich-Street-4 Terrace
443 Greenwich Street, #PHF
  • Large windows and exposed wood beams nod to the building's history as a book bindery
  • Custom features include steel-wrapped columns, privacy blinds, and a docked iPad that controls each room's temperature
  • Private roof terrace with outdoor kitchen is ideal for entertaining and relaxing
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