Penthouse Power: Which Penthouses Are Worth A Peek?

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111 W. 57th Street, PH 72 Offered at $66,000,000

Being in the game of Real Estate, I see some impressive Penthouses; but, how do you know which penthouses that will give you a return on investment? Allow me to help you! I’ve rounded up the residences I know will make you money in the long-run.

If you’re interested in viewing any of these Penthouses or want to learn more Penthouse investments, email me at claudia.saezfromm@corcoran.com.

109 E. 79th Street, PH17

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Offered at $29,350,000

Spanning a full floor and stretching to 6,548 sq. ft. (608 sq. m.) with 336 sq. ft. (31 Sq. M.) of private outdoor space and offering 100’ of contiguous rooms and two balconies with south exposure, Penthouse 17 at 109 East 79 is a magnificent residence meticulously designed by Steven Harris Architects. Offering five bedrooms and a library, five ensuite bathrooms, and a powder room, this gracious home features 10’2″ ceilings and south, east, north and west exposures. Elegant architectural details and materials throughout include expansive casement style windows in a white bronze finish, 4″ wide rift and quarter sawn American white oak flooring set in a chevron pattern in all living areas, recessed panel stile and rail doors with burnished nickel Nanz hardware, and custom plaster cornices in all primary rooms, hallways, vestibules, primary bathrooms, and powder rooms.

Through a private and keyed entry vestibule finished with honed St. Clair marble flooring and wire brushed rift cut European white oak wall paneling with integrated closets, residents are greeted by a secure steel and tempered art glass entry door leading into a stately entry gallery. The entertaining wing includes a gracious living room with a gas fireplace, a library, a grand dining room, a corner windowed eat-in kitchen, and two south-facing balconies with views of East 79th Street, Park Avenue, and the midtown Manhattan skyline.

The kitchen, custom-designed by Steven Harris Architects, is outfitted in hand-painted custom Italian cabinetry with polished nickel trim, honed Imperial Danby marble slab countertops and backsplashes, and a custom stainless steel island with a Nordic Gray marble slab countertop. Professional-grade appliances include a 60″ Wolf 6-burner range, wall oven, speed oven, and fully-vented range hood; two Sub-Zero refrigerators with integrated freezer drawers and a full-height wine refrigerator; Miele dishwasher; and two Julien stainless steel undermount sinks with InSinkErator disposals and Dornbracht faucets. A separate pantry offers an additional dishwasher by Miele and an additional sink. An adjacent laundry room with a sink is outfitted with a high capacity LG washer and dryer that vents to the exterior. A separate windowed utility room provides additional convenience.

The bedroom wing offers tranquil and picturesque north and east views over gardens and landmarked townhouses below. The primary bedroom suite features three oversized walk-in closets, a windowed dressing room, a morning kitchen, and an east-facing wall of casement-style windows. The windowed primary bathroom is outfitted with honed Olympic Danby stone slab full-height walls and floors; a custom acid etched mirror vanity with an Olympic Danby stone slab countertop, nickel trim, and Lucite drawer pulls; recessed chrome-trimmed medicine cabinets featuring integrated lighting; and a Da Vinci freestanding soaking tub. Additional features include a separate nickel framed stall shower in fluted glass with a stone bench and a Duravit water closet.

Secondary bedrooms are generously proportioned and feature ensuite bathrooms clad in Honed Nestos Grey stone full-height tile walls and floors, a custom floating millwork vanity with a Nestos Grey slab countertop, and either a stall shower enclosed with frameless ribbed glass or a Kaldewei Puro undermount tub with a Nestos Grey slab tub deck and apron. Dornbracht chrome fixtures and a Duravit water closet complete these refined spaces.

111 W. 57th Street, PH20

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Offered at $21,000,000

A huge congratulations to Corcoran Sunshine for acquiring this incredible new development at 111 W. 57th Street. My team and I had the honor of touring through the residences with our colleague, Kane Manera, who is the Director of Sales.

Offering Immediate Occupancy! The Landmark Penthouse atop 111 West 57th Street’s iconic Steinway Hall provides an unparalleled opportunity for one who enjoys entertaining on a grandiose scale. The duplex Penthouse offers three bedrooms, and four-and-a-half bathrooms within 5,269 square feet of interior space, accentuated by 3,788 square feet of exterior space. Originally designed by Warren & Wetmore and completed in 1925, Steinway Hall has been reimagined by SHoP Architects and Studio Sofield, who have curated a boutique collection of residences while paying homage to the distinct, original architectural design.

Elevators open directly into the Landmark Penthouse’s formal entrance gallery with adjacent interior office and an exquisite powder room finished in jewel onyx. The south gallery leads to the monumental great room which boasts double-height, 26-foot vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and arched glass doors opening onto a wraparound terrace with exposures to the south, east and west. The windowed kitchen features a countertop and backsplash in Cristallo Gold quartzite and top-of-the-line appliances by Gaggenau, including convection, steam and speed ovens, an integrated coffee maker and zoned, refrigerated wine storage.

A north gallery leads to a den with adjacent full bathroom, and two guest bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms finished with white Silverian marble and Cristallo Gold quartzite. Both bedrooms have direct access to a 226 square foot terrace.

Upstairs, the impressive primary suite offers a spacious dressing room, and a spa-like bathroom, featuring a double vanity finished in white onyx, custom bronze hardware by P.E. Guerin, and a copper soaking tub handcrafted by William Holland. A private terrace of over 2,500 square feet surrounds the primary bedroom to the north, east and south, and offers an intimate view of Steinway Hall’s meticulously restored copper roof.

15 Hudson Yards, PH88B

Offered at $29,500,000

Panoramic views span from the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, and Downtown Manhattan Skyline, to the Atlantic Ocean, Penthouse 88B at 15 Hudson Yards offers a dazzling sense of amazement at city lights, major landmarks and ever-changing light and delight at every sunrise and sunset.

Recently completed, Penthouse 88B is a dramatic and sophisticated home. Its centerpiece is a double-height living room with ceilings 26 feet (8 meters) high with a beautiful double-sided fireplace. The residence features a Bulthaup kitchen, custom hardware, private internal elevator, and views of the Hudson River from every room. The genius result of the collaboration between Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, Penthouse 88B is a dazzling museum quality home in the sky.

Spanning 5,161 square feet (478 square meters), the four-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom layout is clever to adapt to your needs both now and in the future. The 88th floor features a large great room, dining room, library/guest suite, a perfectly-designed kitchen, large, casual den, and a dedicated service entrance. Going up the beautiful staircase adorned with warm wood treads and handsome brass accents is a sitting area with a wet bar that can easily double as a home office, playroom or media room. The 89th floor has three additional bedroom suites including a beautifully-designed primary suite with dual baths of the highest quality and two fully-outfitted dressing rooms.

A discrete staff suite can be created as part of a service wing of the penthouse.

111 Murray, PH2

Offered at $40,000,000

Penthouse Two, the crown atop a striking sculptural glass tower. At 7,488 square feet, this exceptional 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom penthouse, with ceilings up to over 12’, covers an entire floor, offering expansive north, south, east, and west-facing views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, New York Harbor, and beyond. From a private elevator vestibule, a majestic set of double doors reveals a formal entry gallery that leads to a proper library. Continuing through the gallery brings you to a breathtaking oversized living room, with nearly 90 linear feet of floor-to-ceiling glass wrapping the gentle curve of the sprawling space, which is over 1,500 square feet and features a fireplace and private corner terrace. Adjacent to the living room, a corner great room flows into the kitchen, which boasts a substantial 5-seat center island allowing for both seamless entertaining and daily living. Meticulously designed by David Mann, the custom Molteni kitchen features cerused White Oak cabinetry trimmed in custom soft black metal, hand-selected marble with book matched waterfall, countertop and backsplash, Dornbracht fixtures in a custom soft black matte finish, and top-of-the-line appliances by Wolf, Miele and Sub-Zero including two 36-in. refrigerators/freezers, a 60-in. custom configured gas cooktop with built-in canopy hood, three integrated dishwashers, a wall oven with warming drawer, steam oven, speed oven, refrigerator and freezer drawers with ice maker, wine refrigerator, integrated coffee maker, and reverse osmosis water filtration system.

Secluded in the southwestern wing of the residence, the grand corner master suite, measuring more than 1,300 square feet, offers stunning south and west-facing views, a private terrace, wet bar, and two massive dressing rooms with dual master baths with custom slab stone feature walls, radiant heated floors, separate showers, private water closets, and custom white marble slab vanities with Dornbracht fittings and fixtures in a custom soft black matte finish. The west-facing master bath boasts a freestanding BluStone soaking tub that is positioned to enjoy incredible open views. Four additional light-filled bedrooms feature an en suite bath. A powder room, utility room with washer, vented dryer and sink, and two separate service entrances complete the magnificent Penthouse Two residence.

100 Barclay, Penthouse

This Penthouse is still quietly on the market. Price Upon Request

According to 6SQFT for The Penthouse at One Hundred Barclay, the Tribeca building, designed in 1927 by renowned architect of the era Ralph Walker, is the world’s first Art Deco skyscraper. This 14,500-square-foot duplex penthouse is the crowning glory of its 21st century life. In addition to bragging rights to one of the largest living rooms in New York City at over 3,000 square feet, it gets you unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River and New York City skyline.

Claiming to be one of the city’s largest private residences, the converted condominium spans the building’s entire top two floors. Beneath ceilings as high as 22 feet, dramatic arched windows–some 20 feet tall–offer a kaleidescope of iconic views throughout the day and night. Walls are large enough to display museum-sized artworks.

A custom-designed dream kitchen done in pale blue, marble and oak occupies over 1,000 square feet. Luxurious features include Calacatta Gold marble countertops and backsplash, oak cabinetry, a Gaggenau appliance package with dual refrigerators and dual freezers, dual convection ovens, a 60-inch cooking range with eight burners and a griddle and a 36-inch induction cooktop, plus two dishwashers.

A meeting-hall-sized dining area is adjacent to this chef-worthy prep and cooking space complete with lounge and wet bar, butler’s pantry and pass-through wine storage for up to 630 bottles. A dual-sided gas fireplace seamlessly divides the space making it ideal for entertaining.

The Woolworth: 2 Park Place, Pavilion A

Offered at $23,355,000

Unmatched cinematic views of the surrounding cityscape in addition to unique sightlines of the building itself, The Pavilion residences offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the iconic Woolworth Tower.

The expansive professional kitchen has been outfitted with custom Dada cabinetry crafted by the Molteni Group, Calacatta Caldia marble countertops, and integrated Dornbracht fixtures. A full suite of Miele appliances, inclusive of a wine fridge and two dishwashers, truly makes this kitchen extraordinary. The great room, adjacent to the open kitchen, reaches over 52 feet in length, offering the ability to customize and accommodate several different layouts. Designed with serenity in mind, the master suite is outfitted with a morning kitchen, private access to the terrace and a walk-in closet. The Master Bathroom boasts a steam shower, freestanding Porcelanosa soaking tub, dual vanity with Dornbracht platinum-finish fixtures, and Calacatta Caldia radiant heat floors.

The Woolworth Tower Residences offers a club-like intimacy, surrounded by award-winning restaurants, hotels and shopping. Offering white glove service in a resident-only lobby and amenities including the Gilbert Lounge, Woolworth Pool, Fitness Studio, Wine Cellar & Tasting Room, and on-site parking. Originally commissioned by retail magnate F.W. Woolworth, architect Cass Gilberts 792-foot tall neo-Gothic masterpiece continues to capture the imagination and grace the worlds most famous skyline.

Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan. www.claudiasaezfromm.com

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