Inside America’s Most Expensive Apartments
Dropping millions upon millions of dollars for an apartment probably isn’t the most realistic of things, but aren’t you curious as to what some of the most expensive apartments in America look like?
This will probably come as no surprise to many of you, but the majority of these apartments are located in New York City. So before you complain about how much you have to dole out for rent this month, take a look at some of the most expensive apartment complexes in America, from least to most pricey:
The Sky Lofts, 145 Hudson Street, New York, NY
Do you happen to have $48 million laying around? If so, you may want to consider renting this four bedroom, five bathroom apartment in NYC. Located in the Tribeca district atop an art deco building, it’s more of a museum than it is an actual apartment.
The entire unit is surrounded by glass (so be ready to hire 24-hour window cleaners). Even the staircase inside this 7,493-square-foot apartment is made entirely of glass. I can’t even imagine how quickly those stairs acquire smudges. However, all of those windows mean incredible views of Manhattan and the Hudson River day and night.
15 Central Park West, New York, NY
If you choose to live in this luxurious apartment building located on the Upper West Side, you have a choice between a one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom place. One bedroom will set you back about $5,395,000, while a four-bedroom apartment runs for the “small” price tag of $62,500,000. Yikes.
Of course, for that amount of money, you can certainly take advantage of a slew of amenities. The building has a 24-hour doorman, and you have access to a private dining room, library, screening room, health club and pool. Some units in the building even come equipped with an individual wine cellar. Suddenly my small wine rack at my apartment doesn’t seem quite as cool.
Numerous celebrities have been seen stepping in and out of these apartments, including Alex Rodriguez, Cameron Diaz, Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen.
The Pierre, 795 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
This 16-room triplex apartment (yes, an apartment can apparently have 16 rooms) runs for a mere $70 million. Let’s just put this in context for a second. There are approximately 128 countries whose gross domestic product is $70 million or below—allow that to sink in.
The duplex is located on the 30th and 31st floors of The Pierre Hotel and was renovated by architect Peter Marino with state of the art lighting, various tech systems and design details. This apartment has a $129,000 table and a $750,000 pair of pottery horses that date back to the 7th century Tang dynasty.
Of course, residents receive other amenities as well, like housekeeping, concierge service and gym access.
The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
This absolutely stunning apartment spans the 19th and 20th floors of the Plaza Hotel and has an asking price of $80 million. The price kind of makes sense when you discover who’s selling it: Tommy Hilfiger—you know, the fashion tycoon.
The apartment is filled with decor that you certainly wouldn’t find in a typical apartment, from portraits of Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly to historical artifacts like a British flag from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
The outside of the apartment is just as jaw-dropping as the inside, with a terrace featuring a beautiful view of Central Park. Whoever decides to drop $80 million on this apartment will be new neighbors to a Qatari princess … not too shabby.
The Sherry-Netherland, 781 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
I know, another expensive New York apartment on Fifth Avenue—shocker. Similar to The Pierre, this apartment boasts 15 rooms, each with a different amazing view. From the same apartment, residents can admire Central Park, Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side. Those views make my apartment view of a dirty, poorly paved parking lot even more sad than before.
The apartment spans about 7,000 square feet and is going for $95 million. And as if that isn’t enough money to shell out, the renters will still have to pay about $54,000 per month in service and maintenance fees. But, seriously, look at that closet. A girl can dream.
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