Afraid of heights? This triplex residence probably isn’t for you. The Penthouse recently listed for $250 million and it’s located within Central Park Tower on 225 West 57, the highest residential building in the world on New York’s famed Billionaires’ Row.
Of all the impressive towers, Central Park Tower aims to exceed them all—literally. It rises 1,550 feet above the ground with a slew of luxury residences and amenities. That makes The Penthouse, which occupies floors 129 to 131, the highest residence in the world. Referred to as The One Above All Else, the condo is being listed and sold by Ryan Serhant of SERHANT and is designed for someone who seeks an opulent lifestyle. It was developed by Extell with architecture by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and interiors by Rottet Studio.
Not only is it the largest condo currently for sale in New York City, but it’s the largest apartment on Billionaires’ Row and the largest in Central Park Tower. If those aren’t enough superlatives for a discerning buyer, it also has the highest ballroom and highest terrace in the world. There’s 17,545 square feet of interior space and 1,433 square feet of exterior space, and all three floors are connected via a grand spiral staircase.
Fifty-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows wrap every floor, meaning the condo is filled with plenty of natural light. There are seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three powder rooms, as well as two kitchens and a ballroom with 27-foot-high ceilings. It truly feels larger than life and is made even more dramatic when you step outside onto the terrace. The views are otherworldly. With the naked eye you can see the curvature of the Earth. On a clear day, the views are endless, but on overcast days, you feel like you’re living within a cloud. There are four exposures and, of course, unobstructed views.
“This is very significant for New York City,” Ryan Serhant, founder of SERHANT, tells Forbes. “Other markets, like Palm Beach and the Hamptons, have nine-figure listings more regularly. The size and scope of this apartment is hard for New Yorkers to imagine and this kind of residence, with this much space, is new to New York City. The pure volume of space in this residence is not easy to achieve or find–it’s a mansion in the sky.”
The modern marvel is a blank canvas, ripe for those who are filled with creativity and design inspiration. There are several massive living and entertaining spaces, as well as a kitchen exclusively for professional catering and another family kitchen. There’s also a library, , media room, observatory and dedicated staff rooms, and the primary bedroom encompasses an entire wing for the utmost privacy.
The building itself has everything you’d ever need, like 50,000 square feet of amenities, white-glove services, a private bar, restaurant with menus from Michelin-starred chefs, and a wine and cigar lounge. This building is a jewel of New York and located within the most prestigious zip code in the city. Nearby are fabulous restaurants, world-class designer boutiques, and cultural attractions.
If sold for its listed amount, this condo will be one of—if not the—most expensive condo ever sold in New York City.