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View from The Hawthorne, #PHD  via Compass View from The Hawthorne, #PHD via Compass
In the world of New York City real estate, penthouse apartments enjoy the best privacy, the most square footage, the highest ceilings, and the most luxurious appliances, finishes, and fixtures in the entire building. They are also the most likely to come with private balconies, terraces, or roof terraces. Private outdoor space has always been highly coveted, and has taken on extra significance in this age of stay-at-home orders and social distancing.

Unsurprisingly, the high-end atmosphere of penthouses can result in correspondingly high prices. However, the following penthouses are all listed for under $1.5 million. They are also situated in some of Manhattan's most highly coveted residential neighborhoods.

16-West-16th-Street-01 All images of Chelsea Lane via Douglas Elliman
Well situated on the cusp of Chelsea, the Flatiron District, and Union Square, this triple-mint loft is rich in high-end finishes and luxurious details. Interiors feature high ceilings, blond bamboo floors, large open living area, open chef's kitchen, and endless custom storage options. A 180-square-foot private terrace runs the length of the apartment. See floor plan and full details here.

201-East-25th-Street-01 All images of The Peter James via Compass
Custom-designed home by Elizabeth Roberts boasts custom built-ins, extra-wide walnut floors, a unique glass wall in the bedroom, and en suite split bath. The kitchen features custom Italian cabinetry, Corian countertops, and a plethora of high-end appliances. Two private terraces face south and east for direct views of the Lower Manhattan skyline. A video tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

211-East-53rd-Street-01 All images of The Hawthorne via Compass
South-facing penthouse looks out on glorious city views from a private terrace that runs the length of the apartment. Interiors feature a large living/dining area, windowed kitchen, marble bath, and endless storage space. Central air and heating are included in the maintenance, and amenities include storage and a roof deck. Video and virtual tours are available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

200-West-54th-Street-01 All images of The Adlon via Brown Harris Stevens
Centrally located penthouse in a pet-friendly building has recently undergone a full gut renovation with no expense spared. Interior features include beamed ceilings, oversized custom windows, cork floors with inlay, chef's kitchen with skylight, and windowed bath with high-end fixtures. A terra cotta-tiled wraparound terrace enjoys spectacular skyline views, custom wind-sensitive electric awnings, and all-weather television. See floor plan and full details here.

310-West-56th-Street-01 All images of 310 West 56th Street via Compass
Meticulously maintained penthouse on the top floor enjoys high ceilings, hardwood floors, and spectacular city views through full-width windows. The recently renovated kitchen has been upgraded with full-sized appliances and abundant built-ins. A fully outfitted private terrace has abundant space for dining and lounging. See floor plan and full details here.

307-West-82nd-Street-01 All images of 307 West 82nd Street via Compass
Duplex penthouse on the Upper West Side is topped with an exquisitely designed roof terrace featuring Brazilian hardwood decking, electricity, and irrigation outlets. Interiors boast generous living space, custom built-ins, a working fireplace, and a modern staircase connecting both levels. The semi-open kitchen has a breakfast bar and generous cabinetry. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

163-East-81st-Street-01 All images of 163 East 81st Street via Douglas Elliman
Penthouse apartment in a prestigious Upper East Side cooperative enjoys the best light in the building, not to mention a 1,100-square-foot private terrace with four exposures. Interiors offer well-proportioned rooms, high beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, generous closet space, windowed kitchen, and a glass-enclosed solarium. Storage comes with the apartment, and the doorman building has a central laundry room and a live-in superintendent on staff. See floor plan and full details here.

206-East-95th-Street-01 The Omni via Douglas Elliman
Upper East Side penthouse enjoys private balconies off the living room and bedroom as well as a private deeded rooftop cabana. Interior features include generously sized rooms, open windowed kitchen, king-sized bedroom, windowed bath, and Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout. A tax abatement is in effect, and amenities include cold storage, central laundry room, and gym. See floor plan and full details here.

123-West-131st-Street-01 All images of Harlem SOL 123 via Compass
Duplex penthouse is flooded with natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows. Additional features include spacious bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen, two private balconies on the main level, and a private roof deck on the second level. A tax abatement is in effect until 2036, and amenities include virtual doorman, package room, gym, and common roof deck. Virtual tours are available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

1400-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of 1400 on Fifth via Sotheby's
Duplex penthouse is flooded with natural light through large floor-to-ceiling windows, and a large private terrace is ideal for enjoying sweeping city views. Interiors feature a sprawling living area, gas fireplace, and a striking staircase to connect both levels. The large kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

555-Lenox-Avenue-01 All images of The Savoy West via Compass
Stunning, spacious penthouse comes with a private balcony off one of the bedrooms and a 902-square-foot private roof terrace with stunning views of Manhattan. The gourmet kitchen has been updated with new custom lighting, stainless steel appliances, and abundant storage space. Additional features include 11' ceilings, hardwood floors, custom closets, and decorative molding throughout. A J-51 tax abatement is in effect, and a virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

2360-Amsterdam-Avenue-01 All images of The New Amsterdam via Rise Media/The Corcoran Group
Expansive Upper Manhattan penthouse looks out on south-facing views from a private terrace off the large living room. The lower level also houses a kitchen and grand entrance hall. The upper level is home to the bedrooms, baths, and laundry room. A 421-A tax abatement is in effect until 2034. See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mentions
430-West-34th-Street-01 Convention Overlook via Halstead
61-East-77th-Street-01 The Finch via Compass

40-Sutton-Place-01 40 Sutton Place via Douglas Elliman
230-East-50th-Street-01 230 East 50th Street via Poljan Properties

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