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The Wales penthouse via VMI Studio The Wales penthouse via VMI Studio
When sales launched at The Wales, the condo conversion of the landmarked Hotel Wales in Carnegie Hill, perhaps the most eagerly anticipated offering was the penthouse with a private wraparound terrace at the top. The penthouse floor is entirely new construction, and took place during the restoration of the building’s facade with the blessing of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (“Landmarks”).

The penthouse features five bedrooms, five full baths, two powder rooms, interiors by Cabinet Alberto Pinto, a wraparound terrace, and a rooftop terrace. In addition to the private outdoor space, residents have access to the building’s shared amenities, which include a well-appointed attended lobby, a fitness center with Peloton and Hydrow equipment, and a pet spa with grooming station. The offering plan initially listed a $20 million asking price, but it is now on the market for $23 million.

1295-Madison-Avenue-02 Floor plan via Adellco

At 4,179 interior square feet, the penthouse is the largest residence in The Wales. It is also the only one with private outdoor space, as is often the case with New York City penthouses. These factors made penthouse apartments highly coveted among New York's luxury buyers at the best of times, but months of lockdown at the height of the pandemic have made extra square footage and outdoor space must-haves among buyers who might not necessarily want the responsibilities that come with a single-family house.
News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch is certainly banking on that, having just listed his penthouse and a guest/staff apartment below it at One Madison. He listed the penthouse now on the opinion that the market was ripe for it, and CityRealty data would back that up: Despite accounting for only 2.4 percent of over 16,000 residential transactions, penthouse sales accounted for 8.1 percent (or $2.32 billion) of Manhattan's aggregate sales total for 2021.
As recent sales demonstrate, the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The duplex and triplex penthouses have already entered contract at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 1228 Madison Avenue; a five-bedroom penthouse at 109 East 79th Street had the past week's top luxury contract; and, in one of the highest-priced deals on the Upper East Side, two penthouses at The Bellemont are being combined into one massive, four-story apartment with its own interior elevator. Below, we take a look at new development penthouses in highly coveted Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods.

↓ Landmarks requested that The Wales' cornice be raised to decrease the visibility of the rooftop addition. However, it does not appear to have diminished the amount and quality of natural light in the penthouse.

Madison Avenue condos

↓ The gracious Great Room boasts coffered ceilings, an elegant fireplace, and grandly scaled French doors leading to the wraparound terrace.

Upper East Side condos

↓ The windowed eat-in kitchen was custom-designed by Cabinet Alberto Pinto to feature a white lacquer island, full-height cabinetry, Art Deco-inspired cabinetry, and appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, XO, and Cove. An outdoor grill is directly accessible.

Upper East Side condos

↓ The west-facing primary suite offers access to the terrace as well as an oversized walk-in closet.


↓ The five-fixture primary bath has Bianco Carrera marble walls and flooring, a Kaldawei Centro Duo oval tub, and a separate standing shower.


↓ An additional bedroom opens up to the terrace, and all secondary bedrooms have generous closet space and en suite baths.


↓ A private roof terrace has an outdoor kitchen, a wet bar, a fireplace, a butler’s pantry, and Central Park views.

The Wales has 6 available listings from $3.6M.

Eleven Hancock has 15 available listings from $750K.
11-Hancock-Place-01 Eleven Hancock (Halstead)
From the Listing: This stunning penthouse alcove studio offers a smart design with a flexible floorplan. The linear kitchen leads into the living area with a dining niche, seating area, and generously proportioned sleeping alcove with a walk-in closet. The southern exposure invites in light through the floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in gorgeous city views including midtown and Hudson yards as well as the wide open skies that surround the apartment. Sign a contract prior to April 15 and get six months of real estate taxes on the sponsor.

246-Maple-Street-01 246 Maple Street (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Penthouse 4A is a three-bedroom, two full bath duplex home boasting wraparound corner 400-square-foot private roof deck facing south and west with spectacular city views, plus private loggia off of a lower bedroom, and a deeded storage space. The open living/dining room features 9+ foot ceilings, a wall of windows and beautiful oak hardwood flooring throughout all soaked in brilliant natural light through of oversized Pella windows. See floor plan and full details here.
246 Maple Street has 3 available listings from $585K.

302-East-96th-Street-01 Vitre (Compass)
From the Listing: Come and savor the incredible southern light and views that fill every floor-ceiling window of this unique penthouse home. Manhattan glistens below as you entertain or relax alone on your oversized private balcony. This penthouse includes two generous bedrooms, two full bathrooms with radiant heated floors, 9’6" ceiling heights, a Bosch washer/dryer, and incredible closet space. See floor plan and full details here.
Vitre has 6 available listings from $1.5M.

10-64-Jackson-Avenue-01 The Anable (Modern Spaces)
From the Listing: Welcome to Penthouse #2, one of only 2 distinguished penthouses in The Penthouse Collection of this modern building. The ultimate example of meticulous design and voluminous open living-dining space, the residence features soaring 18' foot ceilings, Cortizo double-paned windows from Spain that stretch floor to ceiling, 7' wide plank oak floors, ample closet space, and Daikin heating and cooling systems are among the refined elements. The home boasts a massive 239-square-foot terrace off the living room and an additional 43-square-foot balcony off the primary bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.
The Anable has 5 available listings from $745K.

98-Front-Street-02 98 Front Street, #PH3D (Triumph Property Group)
From the Listing: Unique spacious, bright, triple-exposure penthouse with classic Manhattan Bridge views! The two-bedrooms at 98 Front provide a spacious refuge intuitively designed to feel luxurious; most complete with private outdoor space. Further bringing the outside in, natural light pours in from 8'8" windows, but your sanctuary is insulated by sound-attenuated oversized windows by ALUMIL and the 5 inches White Oak floors throughout further illuminate the space. High ceilings are made of polished concrete prepared for easy lighting fixture installation. The great room and kitchen can hold all the living that needs to happen, while meticulously curated spaces and multiple closets throughout enhance the efficiency of daily life. The imported Italian kitchens are a clean organic palate paneled in blonde wood complimented by modern white Corian countertops and backsplash. One parking space included for a limited time in the penthouse collection. See floor plan and full details here.
98 Front Street has 17 available listings from $835K.

229-9th-Street-01 LUNA (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Spacious and airy Penthouse 9A is a light-drenched 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath gem with impeccably finished interiors, and three private terraces providing an additional 800+ square feet for lounging and entertaining against a backdrop of breathtaking views. The apartment lives like a work of art with custom-built arched windows accented by hand-crafted wood trim and solid brass hardware, elegant wide-plank white oak flooring, a warm mix of high-end materials, high ceilings, and a rich color palette. Lounge and entertain in the stunning open living-dining room with a massive arched window overlooking cityscapes, with doors opening to the enormous terrace for enjoying coffee, cocktails, and sunsets over Manhattan. See floor plan and full details here.
LUNA has 2 available listings from $550K.

480-Degraw-Street-01 480 Degraw Street (Compass)
From the Listing: Penthouse B offers glorious light with western, southern, and northern exposures. There are views in every direction including a downtown skyline panorama, Carroll Gardens brownstones and gardens, and picturesque St. Agnes church. The views of St. Agnes from the large private terrace are particularly stunning. Designed for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining, this penthouse has an enormous great room with a wet bar and opens directly out to the terrace. Crafted steel features, sustainable Blonde Douglas Fir millwork, built-in paneled appliances, and double drawer dishwashers by Fisher and Paykel adorn the custom kitchen. See floor plan and full details here.
480 Degraw Street has 4 available listings from $2.7M.

256-North-9th-Street-01 256 North 9th Street (Nest Seekers)
From the Listing: The grand entrance into the south-facing #PHA features 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and crown and picture moldings throughout. Within this 1,958-square-foot home is an incredible living area with open kitchen offering the perfect entertaining opportunity to create multiple conversation areas with the unique natural light adding intimacy and warmth. White Oak hardwood planks sit beneath the soaring ceilings, while a wall of glass and black steel details add a chic mixed-materials design. A sliding glass door off the living area opens to the terrace on this level which is the perfect spot for starting your day with a cup of coffee or winding down at night watching the sunset. See floor plan and full details here.
256 North 9th Street has 1 available listing for $3.5M.

450-Warren-Street-01 450 Warren Street (Darcstudio for TANKHOUSE and SO-IL)
450-Warren-Street-02 450 Warren Street, #PHC (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Penthouse homes at 450 Warren strive to deliver memorable moments in abundance each time you return to your urban sanctuary in the sky. Your residence begins outside of your front door as you’re greeted by a spacious private outdoor covered foyer with a bench that transitions seamlessly into your home’s interior entry foyer, complete with a powder room and coat closet. Upon entering, you can immediately sense the airy, light-filled open kitchen and living space wrapping an extensive outdoor terrace. See floor plan and full details here.
350 Warren Street has 1 available listing for $3.5M.

429-Kent-Avenue-02 Oosten, #PH5 (Compass)
From the Listing: Situated on the vibrant South Williamsburg waterfront with endless amenities, Oosten brings luxury living in New York City to a whole new level. This spacious duplex home has double height ceilings and oversized rooms throughout- Incredible space at a price per square foot you simply won’t find anywhere else. A rare full city block development designed by celebrated Dutch architect Piet Boon, the building’s stunning glass facade with gunmetal-framed floor-to-ceiling windows gives every residence the modern touch, as well as a taste of the original Williamsburg. See floor plan and full details here.
Oosten has 16 available listings from $965K.

185-Grand-Street-01 The Grand Mulberry (Pearl May Studio)
From the Listing: The Penthouse at The Grand Mulberry spans nearly 2,375 square feet and features an expansive corner great room, which opens directly out to the 1,265-square-foot wrap-around terrace. Custom designed by Morris Adjmi, the elegant open plan kitchen showcases white matte lacquer cabinetry adorned with brushed brass fixtures, scalloped pattern backsplash, honed dolomite slab countertops, and a full suite of Miele appliances and garbage disposal. The magnificent terrace is kitchen-ready with piped gas for outdoor cooking. See floor plan and full details here.
The Grand Mulberry has 4 available listings from $1.36M.

515-West-18th-Street-01 Lantern House (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Penthouse 1016, a 2,353-square-foot residence at Lantern House, features beautiful light and both High Line and city views, both from its huge bay windows and amazing 876-foot roof terrace, ready for summer lounging and al fresco dining. The gracious entry gallery leads to a grand, sprawling great room with three expansive bay windows with handsome fireplace with marble surround. The kitchen, designed by March & White, incorporates Gaggenau appliances and an impressive array of additional features including a seventy-bottle full-height wine cooler, double wall ovens, a custom suspended light fixture of bronze-finished metal and specialty glass, convex fluted oak cabinetry, and Calacatta Venato marble slab countertops and backsplash. See floor plan and full details here.
Lantern House has 24 available listings from $2.15M.

50-Bridge-Park-Drive-02 Quay Tower, #PH2A (Serhant)
From the Listing: Welcome to Quay Tower, an incomparable residential development that redefines waterfront living in Brooklyn Heights. The penthouse residence enjoys private high-speed elevator access into the grand entry foyer, generously sized gallery and entertaining spaces, a sperate closed chef-inspired kitchen with seating, a mudroom with custom Italian cabinetry, an audiovisual closet, a secondary residence entry, a full-size vented Whirlpool washer/dryer, pre-wiring for motorized shades, multi-zone heating and cooling, and UV-insulated floor-to-ceiling windows with double exposures. See floor plan and full details here.
Quay Tower has 15 available listings from $1.8M.

From the Listing: Final penthouse opportunity at Hillrose28! This home celebrates the historic classic New York-style living with refreshing modernity designed by celebrated interior designer Andres Escobar. PH1 stands out from others with a generous amount of outdoor space: two 50-foot-long terraces that follows the full western side of PH1 on the entertaining level and bedroom level providing dynamic views from One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building. See floor plan and full details here.
Hillrose28 has 6 available listings from $1.4M.

455-West-19th-Street-02 Abi Chelsea, #PH2 (Compass)
West Chelsea condos
High Line condos
From the Listing: Unique in every sense, Penthouse 2 at ABI Chelsea pairs thoughtful architecture with the finest craftsmanship to create a true urban oasis. With top-of-the-line finishes throughout, including kitchen and bath fittings by the renowned Danish design firm Vipp, this duplex consists of four bedrooms and three and a half baths. Off the gallery is a large terrace with views of Chelsea and the Hudson River, and a second terrace boasts spectacular panoramic northern views of the city’s midtown skyline, including the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards. See floor plan and full details here.
Abi Chelsea has 2 available listings from $11M.

30-Front-Street-01 Olympia (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: With 360-degree views and a private 552-square-foot terrace, Penthouse B is 4,928 square feet of entertaining perfection spanning across the entire 32nd floor at Brooklyn's best new development. Arriving via elevator to a private landing, the formal foyer and gallery lead to the sun filled living and dining areas, highlighting remarkable views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan and New York Harbor. The Workstead-designed kitchen is stylishly separated from the main living area and features a beautiful island with inlaid Fior di Bosco stone slab and chamfered edges, raked maple cabinetry paired with satin nickel hardware, and Gaggenau appliances. See floor plan and full details here.
Olympia has 9 available listings from $1.75M.

111-West-57th-Street-01 111 West 57th Street (Corcoran)
Billionaires Row condos
From the Listing: The Landmark Penthouse atop 111 West 57th Street’s iconic Steinway Hall provides an unparalleled opportunity for one who enjoys entertaining on a grandiose scale. Elevators open directly into the Landmark Penthouse’s formal entrance gallery with adjacent interior office and an exquisite powder room finished in jewel onyx. The south gallery leads to the monumental great room which boasts double-height, 26-foot vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and arched glass doors opening onto a wraparound terrace with exposures to the south, east and west. See floor plan and full details here.
111 West 57th Street has 10 available listings from $7.75M.

180-East-88th-Street-01 180 East 88th Street (DDG)
180-East-88th-Street-02 180 East 88th Street, #PH (Corcoran)
From the Listing: At the highest elevation north of 72nd Street on the Upper East Side, the newly released penthouse at 180 East 88th Street offers one of the most unique opportunities in the history of New York City. This volumetrically impressive duplex residence houses two living room spaces (one with gas fireplace and wet-bar), a large dining area, eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms, plus den, four full and two half baths in 5508 interior square foot, and includes a stair to a 3rd level roof landing. The home enjoys a spectacular array of private outdoor leisure and entertaining spaces. See floor plan and full details here.
180 East 88th Street has 11 available listings from $1.5M.

200-Amsterdam-Avenue-01 200 Amsterdam (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Occupying the entire 49th and 50th floors of 200 Amsterdam, this sprawling four-bedroom, four and a half-bath penthouse duplex offers an elegant, modern plan where every room within offers dazzling views and a 116' terrace runs along the entire eastern perimeter of the 49th floor. From the private elevator vestibule, double doors open directly into a large foyer overlooking Central Park. The foyer leads to a 30'4" x 22'6" living room with east, north and west exposures and views well into the surrounding environs. From the dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows frame cinematic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. See floor plan and full details here.
200 Amsterdam has 16 available listings from $4.3M.

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