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71 Washington Place via Compass 71 Washington Place via Compass
Who doesn't love the idea of living in a penthouse? A press of the button marked "PH" and you're at the top of the building in its largest, most private home, outfitted with top-of-the-line finishes and appliances. These apartments have the best views in the building, and some are lucky enough to have private outdoor space to better enjoy them. The term "penthouse" is often synonymous with "pricy," but the following penthouse listings all over Manhattan come in below $1 million.

Superb Details and Wrap-around Terrace
515-East-85th-Street-1 All images of 515 East 85th Street via Compass
Corner penthouse on the Upper East Side has been beautifully renovated with incredible attention to detail. The living room with northern and eastern exposures opens up to a windowed kitchen with an extra-large countertop, all stainless steel appliances, fantastic storage space and custom-designed wood cabinetry. A 460-square-foot wraparound terrace with East River views is ideal for dining, entertaining, and gardening. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

UWS home with triple exposures + wrap-around terrace
789-West-End-Avenue-01 All images of 789 West End Avenue via Douglas Elliman
High-floor penthouse in a white-glove cooperative boasts airy ceilings, elegant living space, a fabulous wraparound terrace, open city views, and incredible natural light from oversized windows and skylights in the kitchen and bath. Interiors feature gleaming hardwood floors, open-concept living and dining space, and well-appointed kitchen. The bedroom looks out on the terrace and features generous light and closet space. See floor plan and full details here.

Private elevator landing, balcony, and roof deck
18-West-129th-Street-01 All images of Madera Condominium via Compass
Sun-drenched penthouse in the heart of Harlem boasts a private elevator landing, abundant storage space, tax abatement to 2028, and a 400-square-foot private roof deck overlooking the brownstone skyscape. Interiors feature incredible light, hardwood floors, open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and living room opening up to a private balcony. Amenities include virtual doorman, package room, common garden, and central laundry room. See floor plan and full details here.

Spacious master bedroom, two balconies, and a rooftop cabana
206-East-95th-Street-01 All images of The Omni via The Corcoran Group
Bright penthouse on the Upper East Side boasts a deeded rooftop cabana, a balcony with river views off the living room, and a second balcony with city views off the bedroom. Interiors feature sizable living room, generous closet space, windowed bath, and Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout. The open windowed kitchen features granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

Skylit perfection overlooking the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park
11-West-81st-Street-01 All images of Hayden House via Compass
Central Park penthouse is flooded with light from triple exposures, a raised skylight in the living room, and a 20' solarium opening up to both sides of a wrap terrace. Interiors boast high ceilings, hardwood floors, central air, custom lighting, surround system wiring, and windows in every room. The eat-in kitchen has been tastefully renovated with top-of-the-line appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

New construction with very spacious terrace
2351-Adam-Clayton-Powell-Jr-Boulevard-01 All images of The Rennie via Halstead
Spacious penthouse in an amenity-rich, environmentally-friendly new condominium enjoys incredible light and tree-lined views from floor-to-ceiling, energy-efficient windows and an oversized private terrace. Inside, the open kitchen is outfitted with a breakfast bar, modern quartz countertops, a mosaic tile backsplash, and a suite of stainless steel appliances. Additional features include in-unit washer/dryer, smart thermostat, USB charging ports, sleek bath, and gray oak floors throughout. A 25-year tax abatement is in effect. See floor plan and full details here.

One-of-a-kind layout with a unique view of the city's most romantic bridge
40-Sutton-Place-01 All images of 40 Sutton Place via Douglas Elliman
Spacious open penthouse is flooded with abundant natural light from two grand solariums. Interiors boast a working fireplace, an open kitchen with a picture window, and master suite with custom closets and wardrobe room. A private terrace measures over 300 square feet and looks out on spectacular views of the 59th Street Bridge. See floor plan and full details here.

3-bed condo with tax abatement until 2034 for under $1M!
2360-Amsterdam-Avenue-01 All images of The New Amsterdam via The Corcoran Group
Duplex penthouse in Upper Manhattan comes with a dedicated parking space and 240-square-foot, south-facing private terrace off the living room. The lower floor houses the living room, gracious entrance foyer, and kitchen. The bedrooms are upstairs for ultimate privacy, as is an in-unit laundry room. A 25-year tax abatement expires in 2034. See floor plan and full details here.

Serenity in the center of it all
24-West-55th-Street-01 All images of Rockefeller Apartments via Brown Harris Stevens
Located at the top of a landmarked Art Deco building, this penthouse is rich in architectural details like 9'10" ceilings, original herringbone floors, and original mirrors and glass accessories. Both the living room and separate dining room open up to a 400-square-foot private terrace that envelopes the entire apartment. The home comes with a private storage unit, and is well situated near Rockefeller Center, Central Park, the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, and Fifth Avenue shopping. See floor plan and full details here.

Lush retreat in the concrete jungle
211-East-53rd-Street-01 All images of The Hawthorne via Halstead
From the in-wall sound system to the accent lighting to the new kitchen with endless counter space and storage, no detail was overlooked in the renovation of this apartment. Additional features include generous closet space and an updated bath with soaking tub. The living room opens up to a lushly planted private terrace. A video tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mentions
Ultra-modern steal with incredible views
123-Washington-Street-01 W Downtown Hotel & Residences via Douglas Elliman

Sun-filled and lovely in relatively new construction
342-East-110th-Street-01 Conrad Condominium via Compass

Sophisticated charm near Central Park
61-East-77th-Street-01 The Finch via Compass

Beautifully renovated bargain in Murray Hill
110-East-36th-Street-01 110 East 36th Street via Compass

A fine apartment in FiDi
56-Pine-Street-01 56 Pine Street via Douglas Elliman

Incredible value in the enchanting Hudson View Gardens
116-Pinehurst-Avenue-01 Hudson View Gardens via The Corcoran Group

A quirky perch in Yorkville
215-East-81st-Street-01 The Duplex Condos via Brown Harris Stevens

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