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Best pied-a-terres in NYC (Photo: The Plaza via Sotheby's International Realty) Best pied-a-terres in NYC (Photo: The Plaza via Sotheby's International Realty)
A pied-a-terre - the French phrase meaning "foot on the ground" - is known as an apartment, either located in a condo or co-op building, that the resident only lives in part-time. Pied-­a-­terres range from impressive apartments in luxury buildings, to more modest, small studios. The luxury pied-­a-­terre market is most prevalent in central Manhattan neighborhoods near Central Park. Their wealthy buyers, often foreign investors, are not just looking for a central location but a building that is outfitted with impressive amenities and concierge services reminiscent that of a hotel. On-site restaurants, roof decks, and lounges, as well as spa and fitness centers, are usually considered attractive perks.

Below is our list of the best luxury NYC pied-a-terre buildings that come with extensive bells and whistles such as an in-house chef, daily maid service, valet services, and more. So whether it be for a vacation or business meeting, your stay in your pied-a-terre will be an unforgettable New York experience.

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685-Fifth-Avenue-01 Renderings of Mandarin Oriental Residences via Hamide Rihtim
685 Fifth Avenue has long been known as the Gucci Building for the fashion brand’s longtime presence in the retail and office floors. As it undergoes an expansion and conversion, it is about to embrace another luxury brand: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group signed on to manage the residential component of the mixed-use building, which will make it the group’s first standalone residences in America.

Existing stories have been renovated with the same high-end interiors and finishes as the apartments in the new floors added to the building. Amenities will include a library, rooftop pool, and lounge with views over Central Park.
641-Fifth-Avenue-01 Construction progress as seen from Olympic Tower via Compass

730-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of Aman New York Residences via Douglas Elliman
Up the street from Mandarin Oriental Residences, the Crown Building has been tastefully restored and transformed into Aman’s first New York resort. The 83-room hotel is expected to open later this year, and sales launched on the 22 residences on top in January 2020. The Crown Penthouse has already entered contract at an asking price of $180 million, which would have been the city’s most expensive sale ever if not for Ken Griffin’s record-breaking purchase at 220 Central Park South.

Residents of the condos will have full, unlimited access to Aman New York’s unparalleled concierge service, 2,300-square-foot spa, wine room, subterranean Jazz Bar, wraparound Garden Terrace, Italian restaurant Arva, and Japanese restaurant Nama. They will also enjoy savings at Aman destinations all over the world.

76-Eleventh-Avenue-01 All renderings of The XI via Evan Joseph
A key component of The XI, the twisting towers designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and located in West Chelsea, is the first Six Senses Hotel in the United States. Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses, has turned down past offers to open a New York outpost, but said this location and project spoke to everything his brand believes in.

The condos in the east tower, also known as Tower X, will start above the hotel, the better to make the most of unsurpassed views of the High Line, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline. In addition to a residents-only amenity suite, residents of both The X and The I will have preferred access to Six Senses’ wellness offerings - including a 75’ pool, fitness center, and spa - restaurants, and services in the building. They will also enjoy special privileges at Six Senses hotels all over the world.

12. Gramercy Park Hotel, 50 Gramercy Park North
Gramercy Park North Photo of 50 Gramercy Park from Gramercy Park (via Stribling)
Ownership in this exclusive hotel and residential building comes with your own key to the coveted Gramercy Park, AKA the last private park in Manhattan. And if that's not enticing enough, the historic building, reimagined by artist and director Julian Schnabel, has hosted its share of famous people, including Humphrey Bogart, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and even a young John F. Kennedy. Residents can take full advantage of the Gramercy Park Hotel services and amenities which include housekeeping, room, valet and butler services, childcare, dog walking, event planning, catering, personal shopping, and access to a fitness center and spa.
50 Gramercy Park North Interiors via Compass
Gramercy Park view
From the listing: Welcome to residence 11A, where iconic history meets modern luxury, an awe-inspiring, full-floor property unlike anything else on Gramercy Park. The home is truly magnificent and one-of-a-kind with private outdoor space, 75' of unobstructed park views, and keyed access to the only private park in the city. The property, which features four bedrooms and four and a half baths, multiple travertine-clad fireplaces, a sunken living room with 12'4' ceilings, grand entryway, formal dining room, and a breathtaking terrace over Gramercy Park, is completely immaculate and turn-key. See floor plan and full details here.

11. Cipriani Residences, 55 Wall Street
Cipriani Residences Cipriani Residences exterior via Compass
Located on one of the most famous streets in the country, 55 Wall Street is a New York landmark that served as home to the New York Merchants Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, United States Customs House, and National City Bank headquarters. The building was converted to condominiums in 2006 and now offers amenities like a 24-hour concierge and butler service, landscaped roof deck, fitness center, library, billiards room, wine tasting vault, and a media screening theater. Other perks include housekeeping, personal shopping, preferential access to the on-site Cipriani restaurant, lifestyle consulting, child care, pet-sitting, and much more.
55 Wall Street 55 Wall Street #546, Living room (Douglas Elliman)
Cipriani-residences-nyc Kitchen area
Cipriani-apartments-new-york-city Bedroom
From the listing: This mint condition oversized apartment with soaring 10' ceilings is now PRICED TO SELL! The new owner will enjoy the large open layout with new wide-plank mahogany hardwood floors throughout and very generous living area. The sleek Sub-Zero/Bosch/Miele kitchen is open to the living room for easy entertaining of your guests. There are custom cabinets and closets in the bedroom for ample storage, and a limestone spa-style bathroom with upgraded Restoration Hardware vanity, sink, toilet, and lighting. See floor plan and full details here.

10. Essex House, 160 Central Park South
Essex House (Douglas Elliman)
Essex House, the iconic Art Deco hotel, was built in 1930 and has 185 privately-owned residences (furnished or unfurnished) managed by J.W. Marriott. The building has seen the likes of Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson, and offers its apartment owners white glove hotel services and world-class amenities, including 24-hour room service, valet, concierge, and bell staff, a fitness center and spa, a business and conference center, and an award-winning restaurant.
Essex-House-nyc-03 All images of Essex House via Corcoran
From the listing: Enjoy direct and unobstructed views of Central Park in this elegant Essex House residence. A total of three windows spanning nearly forty feet face the park. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium is truly one-of-a-kind and has been thoughtfully renovated with luxurious finishes throughout and boasts nine foot beamed ceilings, wide herringbone oak floors, and an abundance of storage. See floor plan and full details here.

9. Trump International, 1 Central Park West
trump international (Douglas Elliman)
Politics aside, Trump International offers some pretty sweet deals for pied-a-terre seekers. Many units are available to the owner 179 days of the year and rented to hotel guests the rest of the year, so it's presented as an investment opportunity. And of course, owners and guests can enjoy 24-hour room service and concierge, twice daily maid service, a roof deck, and a 6,000-square foot health center and spa, which includes a 55-foot indoor lap pool, steam rooms, and saunas.
Trump International, Interiors via Compass
1 Central Park South
From the listing: A rare opportunity to move into a triple mint residence at One Central Park West, fully renovated by the current owner and a unique offering at such a caliber of building. #30E is a split two bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home facing west and enjoying a finely detailed turnkey renovation for its new purchaser and views over the Manhattan skyline. The owner has customized the open-plan living/dining room to have built-in speakers and recessed lighting. See floor plan and full details here.

8. Ritz Tower, 465 Park Avenue
ritz tower (Corcoran)
This famed co-op building, located on Billionaire's Row, was designed by the notable Emery Roth and is the former home of William Randolph Hearst. Along with gorgeous pre-war apartments, part-time residents are presented with full concierge services, a gourmet chef-created menu 5 days a week, daily housekeeping, an entertainment room, a fitness center, and 24-hour maintenance staff.
Ritz-Tower-03 Interiors via Douglas Elliman
From the listing: Welcome to one of the most spectacular apartments in the Ritz Tower, located at 57th Street and Park Avenue. Two of the building's finest residences overlooking Park Avenue were combined and completely renovated from scratch to create a brilliantly designed 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom plus powder room duplex with an architecturally magnificent staircase created of glass, bronze and white-washed oak. With approximately 2,800 square feet, the upper level comprises an open-design entertainment floor with a grand-scale living room spanning 31 feet, a classically proportioned dining room, and a semi-open chef's kitchen with breakfast bar and the finest professional appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

7. The St. Regis, 2 East 55th Street
the st. regis (Compass)
The St. Regis is tailored to fit your pied-a-terre needs. Get ready to enjoy its five-star hotel amenities for 28 days each year without the expense of full-time ownership (check out those prices!). The Midtown building offers a full-time doorman, twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour butler services, a newly expanded fitness center, and spa and salon services.
St-Regis-Hotel NYC pied de terres

6. Residences At The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle
Mandarin Oriental (Brown Harris Stevens)
A highly-recognizable building with a coveted Upper West Side address, Residences at the Mandarin Oriental (part of Time Warner Center) has apartments starting from a pricey $7.5M. The exclusive residence offers all the Mandarin Oriental Hotel perks, including 24/7 room and concierge services, the renowned Mandarin Spa, a modern fitness center, a 75-foot swimming pool, valet and doorman services, and tons more. Residents will also enjoy the building's prime location next to Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the shops at Columbus Circle.
80-Columbus-Circle-01 Interiors via Maxwell Jacobs
From the listing: Situated on the 67th floor of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel Residences, this stunning corner 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath home features breathtaking views of Central Park, the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and Statue of Liberty. A large entrance gallery leads to an exquisite living and dining room with floor to ceiling windows. The top-of-the-line kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a full laundry closet. See floor plan and full details here.

5. The Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street
the carlyle (Douglas Elliman)
Located within Museum Mile, the legendary and historic Carlyle building is still very much relevant today - its suites were notably used by celebrities getting primed for 2015's Met Gala. The building mixes luxury homes with its 5-star hotel amenities and services, which feature a world-class spa and gym, a dedicated concierge staff, in-home catering, complete security, valet services, twice daily maid service, a beauty salon, Cafe Carlyle, Bemelman's Bar, the Carlyle Restaurant, and more. Select residences are currently offering a maintenance rebate of $150,000 at closing!
The-Carlyle-hotel-new-york-03 Interiors via Douglas Elliman
From the listing: Embrace luxury hotel living at the legendary Carlyle, with 5-Star hotel services and amenities on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Residence 1803 is a beautiful corner apartment that enjoys a lovely foyer entrance that leads you in to a spacious and well-proportioned living room with 2 split primary bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. This residence has large windows with streaming natural light, high ceilings, hardwood floors and an abundance of closets and storage space. See floor plan and full details here.

4. One57, 157 West 57th Street
157-West-57th-Street-01 All images of One57 via Extell
At One57, the tower that has come to epitomize Billionaires Row, residential condos start on top of the Park Hyatt's U.S. flagship. Residents have a separate entrance and luxurious amenities of their own, but may also take full advantage of such hotel perks as a fitness center with skyline views, a lap pool with an underwater soundtrack curated by Carnegie Hall, Spa Nalai, the Living Room restaurant and bar, and the Onyx Room event space. Services include multilingual concierge, housekeeping, five-star chef, laundry, turndown, and dry cleaning.
From the listing: Arrive at a private elevator landing and enter this sprawling full floor, 4-bedroom, 5 and a half bathroom home through a gracious foyer that opens onto the living-dining room. The great room boasts ceilings of approximately 11'8" and 57 feet of unparalleled views of Central Park through floor to ceiling windows. From the great room the views include the Hudson River, well past the George Washington Bridge and to the west, and the East River to the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. See floor plan and full details here.

3. Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue
sherry netherland hotel The Sherry Netherland (Sotheby's International)
Trip Advisor's 2016 Travelers Choice Awards named the Sherry Netherland the #1 hotel in the United States. It boasts an outstanding staff and full hotel services and amenities that include daily housekeeping, a 24-hour doorman, concierge, elevator attendant, fitness center, and room service from Harry Cipriani. Best of all, the turnkey pied-a-terres are available from an affordable $650K. Part-time New Yorkers also have the option of utilizing the residence for up to 30 days per year or 90 if they elect to be part of the hotel's rental pool - which they would generate income from.
The Sherry Netherland--central park Interiors via Compass
From the listing: This exquisitely appointed corner 2-bedroom 2 bath is perched on the 28th floor in the Tower of The Sherry-Netherland, a top full-service co-op with unique advantages found almost nowhere else! This apartment enjoys sweeping picturesque views west and north over Central Park and the iconic architecture of Central Park South, Central Park West and Fifth Avenue. Stepping off the manned elevator cab onto your semi-private landing, old world charm abounds. See floor plan and full details here.

2. The Four Seasons Private Residences, 30 Park Place
The limestone-clad Four Seasons Hotel & Residences pays homage to local architectural history, but its sumptuous interiors, downtown address, and views from the condos situated above the hotel rooms are exactly what today's buyers want. In addition to a noteworthy residents-only amenities suit, owners have access to the offerings of the Four Seasons Hotel, which include a 75' lap pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and globally inspired spa. Five-star hotel services include multilingual concierge, childcare, dog walking, car service on request, and dining from CUT, Wolfgang Puck's first Manhattan establishment.
30-Park-Place-02 Interiors via Compass
From the listing: While the finish-out of this home is of a standard rarely found anywhere after an extensive multi-year gut renovation, it is the bones - the things you cannot replicate anywhere - that are of collector value. The entry gallery immediately reveals the fine craftsmanship that permeates throughout this residence with chic terrazzo and hardwood flooring and custom limestone plaster walls. In front of you is the first glimpse of the breathtaking views North beyond the landscaped terrace, well past the Empire State building to midtown and further afar. See floor plan and full details here.

1. The Plaza, 1 Central Park South
the plaza hotel (Corcoran)
It should come as no surprise that The Plaza, located at 1 Central Park South, ranks at number 1 on this list. For more than 100 years, the landmarked building has been the most prominent and luxurious Hotel in New York - some even calling it the best hotel in the world. Select units are ideal for pied-a-terre seekers who like having the option of renting the suites through the hotel's rental management program. Residents and guests will have access to the best amenities and services which include the landscaped gardens with reflecting pools, the Oak Room, Oak Bar, Palm Court, a food hall, health club/gym, spa, limousine services, five-star concierge services, a 24-hour attended lobby, and more.
The Plaza, 1 Central Park South Interiors via Compass
From the listing: The historic "Astor Suite" is one of the most well-known homes in America and the finest in the world-renowned Plaza. Previously occupied by many notables such as John Jacob Astor, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and John F. Kennedy, there is no grander home of greater pedigree or proportion than exquisite 509. The 4,299 square-foot, four-bedroom, four and a half bath residence boasts high-end museum-worthy interiors by architect S.R. Gambrel Inc., who employed master artisans that rebuilt Windsor Castle in England, in a complete transformation that is unparalleled in every last detail. See floor plan and full details here.

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