The Sky’s The Limit

Let’s say you recently received oodles of money (as in money is no object). Perhaps you won the lottery or inherited a fortune. And let’s say you want to move to a new home and you’re leaving your mind open as to location, size and style.

Take a look at the layout of this place.

Here are the details of this 8,255-square-foot condo penthouse in New York City. It’s on the 96th floor!!!!

  • Six bedrooms
  • Seven bathrooms
  • Two powder rooms
  • North, South, East, and West exposures provide panoramic views of Central Park and the City
  • Solid oak flooring
  • 12′ 6″ ceilings
  • 10′ x 10′ windows
  • A landing opens to an entry gallery, leading to a 29′ x 44′ corner living room and a separate library with a wood burning fireplace

  • A corner dining room offers multiple exposures and flows into the residence’s windowed eat-in chef’s kitchen featuring a wine cellar, pantry, center island, marble floors and countertops, white lacquer and natural oak cabinetry, Miele stainless steel appliances and Dornbracht polished chrome fixtures (whatever they are!)
  • The 15′ x 30′ corner master bedroom suite features a sitting room, spacious dressing rooms and two windowed baths with marble floors and walls, cubic marble vanities with carved 22″ oval sinks, custom wood cabinets, freestanding soaking tub and shower, radiant heated floors and Dornbracht polished chrome bath fittings (those Dornbracht fixtures, again!)
  • The five additional bedrooms have en suite baths
  • A private elevator takes you to your apartment

There’s more. Building amenities include: A children’s playroom, doorman, gym, 75′ swimming pool, valet, private restaurant for the owners of the building’s 126 residences, and room service.

The apartment will be located in a building on 56th Street and Park Avenue, in what will be the tallest residential high-rise in the Western Hemisphere. Besides being two blocks from Central Park, it’s a stone’s throw from Tiffany, Bergdorf Goodman, and a zillion other luxury shops on Madison Avenue. It’s about five blocks from the Museum of Modern Art, a mile from the Whitney Museum and 1.5 miles from the Metropolitan Museum.

Ready to move in (the building will be completed next year)?

Oh, I forgot to tell you. It’ll cost you $79.5 million.

So here’s my question:

Would you pay $79.5 million
to live like this?

(Remember, I said money is no obstacle.)

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  • Dee

    Not a chance. I am not a city girl. Would rather have an estate in the Connecticut countryside if I were to stay in the Northeast. But if money were no problem, I would have a place in a warmer climate for sure. Enough of winter already 🙂

  • elizabeth

    Yes,if money is not an object this is perfect. It is New York City and there no place I would rather be. NYC is the most important and fun city in the world. It would be like being on vacation all every day, especially with all the amenities. I think I’ll be dreaming about this tonight.

  • michelle

    suspending reality, i would remodel, i don’t like the layout and there is a lot of wasted space seems awkward. but i would take it.

  • Since money is no object, of course I would! Living in a place like that in NYC is a dream come true.

  • Pam

    No- what a waste of money ! And after experiencing the Great Hanshin Earthquake
    in Kobe, Japan in 1995, I prefer to be closer to ground level. Tall buildings
    can really rock and roll!

  • Kay

    No. My luxury property would be somewhere more tropical and in a more open space, not in the middle of a big city. If money were truly no object, I might go as high as 25 million tops for the house and land. I would spend more money on traveling, giving to charity, and sponsoring worthwhile projects. There is so much I would like to do for good in the world. I have seen Trump’s $125,000,000 home and it’s just too much. Too big and unwieldy. You can only live in a small paprt of it anyway. Even a luxury home can be too much luxury.

    • Hi Kay,

      I agree that we can only live in a small part of a big house. I love visiting big houses to see how people live, but I’m always glad to go home, to my modest size apartment in Manhattan that I adore.

  • Marilyn Scher

    No, to begin with I wouldn’t live on the 96th floor. It’s like living in heaven before your time!!

  • roxanne watson

    for the view alone

    • Marilyn Scher

      You can’t see much from the 96th floor, only clouds!