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419-Broome-Street-1 The Tulip Building penthouse via Douglas Elliman
By definition, the penthouse is the home on the highest floor of a multifamily building, which naturally offers it the best views. However, the sense of getting the best of everything in a penthouse applied to the interiors as well: Developers and designers outfit them with the most abundant space and the most luxurious finishes. We take a look inside some of the most outstanding penthouses on the market to date.

Most Expensive Overall
53-West-53rd-Street-1 All images of 53W53 via Corcoran
53-West-53rd-Street-2 Kitchen
53-West-53rd-Street-3 Master bath
Duplex penthouse on the 76th and 77th floors of a Jean Nouvel-designed tower looks out on dramatic views of Central Park, the Midtown skyline, the downtown skyline, the Hudson River, and the East River. Inside, a private elevator opens in a gracious foyer that leads to a massive living room with double-height ceilings and masterful attention to detail. The corner dining room faces Central Park and flows seamlessly into a windowed eat-in chef's dream kitchen. Upstairs, the master suite encompasses the north and south corners and features a voluminous dual walk-in closet and marble bath. See floor plan and further details here.

212-Fifth-Avenue-1 All images of 212 Fifth Avenue via Sotheby's
212-Fifth-Avenue-2 Foyer
212-Fifth-Avenue-3 Roof terrace
From the expansive outdoor space to the elegant arched windows inside, the crown penthouse in "the ultimate New York building" overlooks the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, and the downtown skyline. However, luxe interior features like a grand foyer, a dramatic bronze staircase, and a library with a marble and glass fireplace ensure that the views don't outshine the apartment. Prewar details have been elegantly preserved, but the penthouse is equipped with modern luxuries and smart home technology. See floor plan and further details here.

Most Expensive Downtown
419-Broome-Street-1 All images of The Tulip Building via Douglas Elliman
419-Broome-Street-2 Kitchen
419-Broome-Street-3 Master suite
Following a full renovation, this Soho penthouse dating back to 1873 boasts custom fabricated steel doors, windows, and skylights, not to mention all the appliances and amenities the modern buyer could want. However, prewar details like oversized arched windows, soaring ceilings, and wood-burning fireplaces have been restored to perfection. Features include an extra-wide entry gallery, chef's kitchen with barrel-vaulted ceilings and high-end appliances, two supremely luxurious master suites, a black marble staircase, a screening room with fireplace, fitness room, and expansive landscaped terraces. See floor plan and full details here.

520-West-28th-Street-1 All images of 520 West 28th Street via Corcoran
520-West-28th-Street-2 Great Room
520-West-28th-Street-3 Foyer
This spectacular High Line penthouse was designed inside and out by Pritzker Prize laureate Dame Zaha Hadid, and is crowned with a roof terrace that offers postcard-perfect skyline and Hudson River views as well as the potential for a pool or hot tub. Inside, all levels are connected by a sculptural staircase and private internal elevator. Features include a double-corner Great Room, windowed eat-in chef's kitchens, and luxurious master suite with private balcony, incredible closet and dressing space, and dual baths. See floor plan and full details here.

Highest
432-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 432 Park Avenue via Douglas Elliman
432-Park-Avenue-2 Kitchen
432-Park-Avenue-3 Master suite
This spacious penthouse in the Western Hemisphere's tallest residential building features soaring ceilings and expansive 10' by 10' windows with northern, eastern, and western exposures offering stunning Central Park and skyline views. The windowed eat-in kitchen comes outfitted with a center island, marble floors and countertops, custom cabinetry, Miele stainless steel appliances, and Dornbacht polished chrome fixtures. The massive master suite boasts dual walk-in closets and windowed bath with free-standing soaking tub and separate shower. See floor plan and full details here.

111-West-57th-Street-1 All images of 111 West 57th Street via Douglas Elliman
111-West-57th-Street-2 Library
111-West-57th-Street-3 Foyer
Located in a striking supertall on Billionaires' Row, this duplex penthouse faces the entirety of Central Park to the north and river-to-river skyline views to the south. The lower floor is home to a Great Room with soaring ceilings, an expansive corner chef's kitchen, a formal dining room, and a luxe guest room. The upper level features a lavish master suite with park views, wet bar, two dressing halls, walk-in closet, sitting room, and two equally spa-like baths. Both levels are connected by a grand staircase. See floor plan and full details here.

Most Affordable
1401-Ocean-Avenue-1 All images of 1401 Ocean Avenue via R New York
1401-Ocean-Avenue-2 Bedroom
1401-Ocean-Avenue-3 Private terrace
A wall of windows fills this Brooklyn penthouse's 20' living room with incredible natural light. The formal dining room has the flexibility to become a den or second bedroom, and the master suite boasts eastern exposures and bath with step in tub. A private terrace runs the length of the apartment and looks out on Brooklyn College's campus and the building's private playground. See floor plan and full details here.

222-East-80th-Street-1 All images of The Kimberly via Next Stop NY
222-East-80th-Street-2 Bedroom
222 East 80th Street #PHA floor plan Floor plan
Bright penthouse on a tree-lined Upper East Side street boasts expansive rooms, southern exposure, extra-large kitchen, king-sized bedroom, windowed bath, and abundant closet space. It it on top of a well-maintained cooperative with new hallways and lobby, live-in super, bike room, and laundry room. A beautiful roof deck offers lounging and dining areas. See full details here.

CityRealty Special Mention
26-East-63rd-Street-1 All images of The Leonori via Berkshire Hathaway
At the top of this boutique prewar condominium, three apartments can be combined into one dream penthouse. Features include 11' ceilings, more than 34 windows, a private terrace, and endless layout possibilities. The building is in a prime Upper East Side location near Central Park, Bergdorf Goodman, Madison Avenue shopping, and some of New York's finest restaurants. See floor plan and full details here.

31-37-North-Moore-Street-1 All images of The Merchants House via Douglas Elliman
31-37-North-Moore-Street-2 Den
31-37-North-Moore-Street-3 Private terrace
Two grand apartments have been combined into one trophy Tribeca penthouse, and the crowning glory is split outdoor space that looks out on some of the city's best views. Interior standouts include a skylit Great Room with 17' ceilings and 50 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows, a restaurant-grade kitchen, an indulgent master suite with dressing room and spa-like bath, and a floating staircase connecting all levels. The entire home is equipped with an automation system for lighting, audiovisual, and security. See floor plan and full details here.

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