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After a tumultuous year, many New Yorkers are re-evaluating what they need and want most in a place to live. One thing that has not changed, though, is the notion that penthouse units represent the epitome of luxurious living. Some penthouses have the highest ceilings and most luxurious finishes in their building, and many feature private outdoor space, the better to enjoy the spectacular views already afforded by its location at the top of the building.

Our findings show there are approximately 500 penthouses for sale in core areas of NYC with more than one-third showing a price improvement since their market debut. Unsurprisingly, these perches typically cost a pretty penny, coming in at an average asking price of $7.89 million or $2,768 per square foot. Find below our picks of available penthouses with spacious terraces and open views under $5 mllion.

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Sweeney Building, 30 Main Street
Sweeney Building, 30 Main Street DUMBO
145 Central Park North
145 Central Park North Harlem
Parlour, 243 Fourth Avenue
Parlour, 243 Fourth Avenue Park Slope
176 Mulberry Street
176 Mulberry Street NoLiTa/Little Italy
The Belvoir, 470 West End Avenue
The Belvoir, 470 West End Avenue Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

4-74-48th-Avenue-01 All images of Citylights via Modern Spaces
From the Listing: This high-floor corner penthouse is a south and east facing corner unit, convertible 3-bedroom, 2-bath condop at Citylights, where you can enjoy breathtaking unobstructed Manhattan and East River views from oversized, double-insulated windows, not to mention the private terrace. Approximately 1,070 square feet, this unit offers a spacious interior ideal for entertaining or enjoying quiet nights at home. The building comes with amenities galore, including a staffed, fully-equipped free gym, weight room, yoga/workout studio, saunas, showers and lockers, outdoor tennis court, a meeting room, bike storage, a 24/7 concierge and a five-level indoor garage. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This stunning penthouse with only one other apartment on its floor, comes with 9'6" high ceilings, TWO private terraces and sweeping postcard landmark views to the north, south and west. Interiors are equipped with dark hardwood flooring, video intercom system, ample closet space, self-controlled HVAC heating/cooling system, electric roller shades in every room, Bosch in unit washer/dryer and the finest touches throughout the apartment. The corner living room has unobstructed south and west views from the Empire State Building to the downtown skyline, and the open chef's kitchen is outfitted with top of the line stainless steel appliances. See floor plan and full details here.
554-Third-Avenue-01 All images of The Aurora via Compass

From the Listing: Upon entering this penthouse unit, you'll be welcomed into a spacious sun filled open concept living area with views of the iconic 59th Street Bridge, featuring a chef inspired kitchen, pairing Miton Cucine Italian cabinetry, large hidden pantry, and Bosch appliances. Step out onto the XL 260 square foot terrace, enjoy outdoor dinners and drinks while taking in the breathtaking unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. The main bedroom has two oversized north facing windows with beautiful bridge and city views and features room for a king-size bed, walk-in closet, and en-suite bathroom outfitted with Grohe shower fixtures. See floor plan and full details here.
21-44th-Drive-01 All images of The Industry via Modern Spaces

155-West-70th-Street-01 All images of The Coronado via Cooper and Cooper Real Estate
From the Listing: Streaming sunlight floods this spacious and open air layout through floor to ceiling windows, and the Manhattan skyline and the treetops of Central Park provide an excellent backdrop for the apartment's wraparound terrace. The extremely generous windowed chef's kitchen is enviable, with an abundance of cabinetry and counter space. The expansive bedroom suite has a view of the terrace, which spans the length of the home. There is ample closet space including a large walk in closet, and a full, marble bath. See floor plan and full details here.

125-Central-Park-North-01 All images of 125 Central Park North via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: Four seasons of amazing vistas await in this penthouse condo with full 50 foot-width south-facing terrace overlooking the spectacular Manhattan skyline and Central Park's lake and foliage from high floor. Choosing your favorite landscape will be the biggest challenge - the fall foliage pastels or twilight twinkling skyline announcing itself over violet-indigo sunsets, snow covered evergreens or lush spring blooms. A key-locked elevator opens directly to your own private floor with three distinct bedroom wings, two full luxury baths, new full-sized washer and dryer. Two additional terraces with wide-open views are off the two rear bedrooms. See floor plan and full details here.

719-Sixth-Avenue-01 All images of 719 Sixth Avenue via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Remarkable penthouse combines eco-consciousness design with exceptional interiors and outdoor space to create a lifestyle of effortless comfort and beauty. Extraordinary terraces flank the breathtaking living/dining room for an outstanding indoor-outdoor lifestyle and views that stretch all the way to the Manhattan skyline. Inside, the open kitchen dazzles with honed Carrara marble countertops, a waterfall island and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, including a Bertazzoni induction range, and Fisher & Paykel refrigerator and dishwasher. Head to the primarysuite to find a third outdoor oasis, a walk-in closet and a serene en suite bathroom featuring swaths of marble tile, a walk-in rain shower, floating vanity and fixtures by Kohler and Toto. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Just off Fifth Avenue on a picturesque tree-lined block, this unforgettable penthouse jewel is soaked in eastern and southern sunlight throughout the day and overlooks a glittering city at night. Every room has a window facing the 350 square foot terrace. The 20'5" x 13' living room has 8 feet of windows showcasing the southern skyline. The open living room/dining area with terrace access is ideal for entertaining in winter, spring, summer, and fall. The kitchen has a large east facing window. See floor plan and full details here.
15-West-12th-Street-01 All images of 15 West 12th Street via Compass

17-West-54th-Street-01 All images of Rockefeller Apartments via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: In the iconic Rockefeller Apartments, Penthouse A has just undergone a complete gut renovation by noted architect Neal Stufano, to create a sophisticated and glamorous aerie with superb city views, surrounded by 500SF of wide terraces perfect for entertaining and private enjoyment. The apartment has a bright and airy open plan featuring 10' ceilings and the original huge floor to ceiling steel framed doors which have been restored and fitted with Thermopane glass to feature the impressive city skyline views looking north towards Billionaires Row, and the newly evolving Midtown skyline. The living room and the dining area both have a wall of these windows with doors to the terrace, and are further enhanced by a wood burning fireplace and cleverly designed storage space underneath the dining banquette. See floor plan and full details here.

50-1st-Place-01 All images of 50 1st Place via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: With keyed elevator access to both levels, the penthouse opens to unmatched skyline views framed by dormer windows. Enjoy views of the Empire State Building from your chef's kitchen, and open living room. Boasting 14' ceilings and a working fireplace, this home is elegant and sophisticated. The massive roof deck offers 365-degree views of the city, ideal for entertaining and relaxing. See floor plan and full details here.

1095-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 1095 Park Avenue via Sotheby's International Realty
From the Listing: This fabulous six-room penthouse features open views from every room and boasts a glorious terrace with wonderful vistas of the city skyline. The large loft-like living room is flooded with light and incorporates an open plan dining room as well. Adjacent is the kitchen and staff area with bathroom. The real stand out of this sun flooded aerie is the sunroom, clad in walls of glass, offering breathtaking views of the city. See floor plan and full details here.

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From the Listing: A spacious sun flooded entrance gallery welcomes you to this very special home with over 1,800 square feet of outdoor space. From a sunny entrance floor, architectural stairs lead you to the incredible loft style 52-foot-long great room with 14' ceilings and breathtaking East, South and North open river views. A wonderful planted south facing terrace with sweeping Empire State views completes this floor. Features include incredible tall ceilings throughout, security alarm system, central vacuum system, multiple air conditioning zones, and a separate 33-square-foot storage room. See floor plan and full details here.
310-East-46th-Street-01 All images of Turtle Bay Towers via Douglas Elliman

From the Listing: Enjoy breathtaking Hudson River sunsets and panoramic skyline views from the private roof terrace of this sleek and sophisticated 2-bed/2-bath penthouse condo. From plentiful custom storage and built-ins to tasteful designer furnishings, the expansive, loft-like layout with soaring ceiling heights (11’ 6”) is an entertainer’s dream. The enormous roof terrace comes fully equipped with landscaping and irrigation, a planted pergola, custom lighting, outdoor speakers, and built-in storage. See floor plan and full details here.
155-Perry-Street-01 All images of 155 Perry Street via The Corcoran Group

470-West-End-Avenue-01 All images of The Belvoir via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: This enchanting sundrenched jewel features magnificent wrap-around terraces and amazing river and skyline views. Perfectly perched on the top floor of a distinguished Emery Roth-designed prewar co-op, this stunning 6-room penthouse offers a flexible layout with grand proportions. Soaring beamed ceilings over 11', classic moldings and pristine hardwood flooring beautifully enhance this spectacular residence. See floor plan and full details here.

176-Mulberry-Street-01 All images of 176 Mulberry Street via Compass
From the Listing: This floor-though Nolita apartment includes three private outdoor spaces that open west and east offering expansive Manhattan views. Sunlight floods the living room through oversized windows and glass doors off the west terrace, which features ipe wood decking and an irrigation system for the garden. The living room is anchored by a gas fireplace hearth set within a marble wall. At the other end of the same level, the windowed kitchen and dining area overlook the east balcony. The new kitchen includes a Sub-Zero fridge, Wolf gas range, and Viking dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.

856-Washington-Avenue-01 All images of 856 Washington Avenue via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Spanning the entire twelfth floor, this premier residence features keyed elevator access to a private corridor landing, a private 338-square-foot terrace, and unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline, The Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park and beyond. Designed for the most discerning buyer who requires perfection: oversized windows with over 10-foot loft ceilings and spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite bespoke baths. Just past the family room and powder room, the penthouse is anchored by the chef's kitchen with striking walnut cabinetry, a fully integrated Gaggenau appliance package, and Pietra del Cardosastone countertops. See floor plan and full details here.

27-West-19th-Street-01 All images of The Emory via Serhant
From the Listing: Features of this duplex penthouse include stunning Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, classic sash windows with triple exposure, a pair of gas-burning fireplaces, key-locked elevator access, chic built-ins, a laundry room with a Bosch washer/dryer, a high-tech Lutron home automation system that controls new LED lights, HVAC, and integrated Sonos speakers, and a private 1,000 sq. ft. rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen and breathtaking views of the Empire State Building and the city skyline. The upper level of the home begins with a welcoming foyer and gallery adorned with a power room and a huge coat closet. A formal living room with a centerpiece fireplace and a convenient wet bar sit opposite a semi-open dining room, breakfast room, and kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with pocket doors, sleek Caesarstone countertops, Veneto tile backsplashes, custom white glass cabinets, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances from Electrolux, Sub-Zero, and Miele. See floor plan and full details here.

243-Fourth-Avenue-01 All images of Parlour via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Melding classic charm with modern refinement, this impeccably-designed 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom penthouse with three private outdoor spaces, a loggia, roof terrace, and balcony off the dining room, this penthouse is truly one of a kind. Rich living quarters are graced by meticulously-selected materials of the best craftsmanship, dramatic arched windows framing city views, airy ceilings up to 10', and engineered white oak hardwood floors flowing throughout. Entertaining is effortless thanks to a seamless open living-dining floorplan, with a wonderful 57'-long great room and easy connection to the gourmet kitchen and outdoor space. See floor plan and full details here.

145-Central-Park-North-01 All images of 145 Central Park North via Nest Seekers
From the Listing: Boasting high-end finishes and tantalizing views of Central Park, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom penthouse is a portrait of contemporary city grandeur. Features include beautiful white oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with white oak frames and motorized shades, a fireplace, an HVAC VRF system, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, a vented Electrolux washer/dryer, a spacious balcony, and a private rooftop terrace with decadent park views with an outdoor utility sink and jacuzzi. The living and dining rooms look out over Central Park, while the kitchen is equipped with an eat-in island, custom matte gray lacquer cabinets, sleek countertops, a glass backsplash, and a suite of fully-integrated Fisher & Paykel appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

505-West-43rd-Street-01 All images of Charlie West via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Penthouse B at Charlie West is an impeccably designed and expansive 2,259-square-foot 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home. Soaring 10'3" ceilings, triple north, south and western exposures with open city and river views and an incredible 407-square-foot private terrace make this P\penthouse home truly amazing! Modern interiors by internationally acclaimed designer Lemay & Escobar speak the language of downtown chic and provide a seamless transition from the common areas and exterior spaces. See floor plan and full details here.

575-Park-Avenue-01 All images of The Beekman via Sotheby's
From the Listing: Rare, one of a kind three bedroom south facing penthouse two blocks from Central Park offers brilliant sunlight, 11' ceilings and a large beautifully landscaped private terrace with sweeping south views over the city, glistening at night in an extraordinary panorama of the city skyline. Beautiful light illuminates the penthouse surrounded by panoramic views of the city, and features a 48 foot wall of windows overlooking the terrace, including the living room, library and master bedroom. The light and airy corner living room is lined with bookcases, and has south and west views, 11' ceiling, herringbone floor, and leads to an extraordinary 48-foot landscaped terrace through floor to ceiling double glass doors, creating a perfect allee for indoor/outdoor entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.

15-East-91st-Street-01 All images of 15 East 91st Street via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: Offered for the first time in over 50 years, this once in a lifetime home provides the opportunity to restore and reimagine one of the most charming penthouses facing Central Park. A private elevator landing brings you to this full floor, top floor home where a private entry vestibule opens to an 18-foot-long Art Deco semi-circular reception room with a bank of windows with access to the south facing planted terrace with breathtaking park and city views. To the west is an extravagantly proportioned living room with 11 foot ceilings, wood burning fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows facing west and south framing a timeless, cinematic panorama of city, park and open sky. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A perfect penthouse oasis combining a spectacularly designed interior with a spacious exterior sharing extraordinary unobstructed views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Downtown Manhattan skyline! Flooded in natural light, through walls of oversized windows, this striking penthouse boasts an open layout, hardwood flooring, and soaring approx. 10' ceilings throughout. The gourmet chef's kitchen includes a large island, Bosch oven with Viking range, SubZero refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.
30-Main-Street-01 All images of The Sweeney Building via Sotheby's International Realty

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