Hot property: five homes for sale with views of New York City
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
Penthouse, Flatiron District, $25mn
Where At 240 Park Avenue South in the Flatiron District, a half-hour walk from Grand Central Terminal.
What This three-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse encompasses the top floor, mezzanine and rooftop of the building. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, a great room with 24ft-high ceilings and a multilevel rooftop terrace with an indoor-outdoor kitchen, infinity pool, wet bar and outdoor shower.
Why The rooftop has 360-degree city views, and its infinity pool looks towards the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
Penthouse, Tribeca, $6.795mn
Where At 37 Warren Street in Tribeca, a 15-minute walk from the centre of the Financial District.
What A three-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse encompassing the 11th floor of a condominium dating back to 1931. Highlights include the 625 sq ft private rooftop terrace, the chef’s kitchen with a 132-bottle wine fridge, the automatic window shades, built-in speakers and use of a communal gym.
Why The penthouse has panoramic views spanning the Hudson River, One World Trade Center, Woolworth and Chrysler buildings, which are best enjoyed from the great room.
Apartment, Upper West Side, $5.25mn
Where On West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side. By car, it’s about 40 minutes to Newark Liberty international airport.
What A three-bedroom, three-bathroom light-filled apartment with two private terraces: one with views overlooking Central Park, Uptown and the East Side, the other with all-day direct sunlight and views to the south and east.
Why Located inside the Oliver Cromwell, a tower designed by Emery Roth in 1927, the property is a stone’s throw from Central Park, with easy access to landmarks such as Strawberry Fields, The Lake, Bow Bridge and Bethesda Terrace.
Penthouse, Chelsea, $5.995mn
Where On West 22nd Street, in Chelsea. It’s a 35-minute walk to Grand Central Terminal.
What A three-bedroom triplex penthouse converted from the loft of a prewar building. It features a terrace, a great room with arched windows and 11ft-high ceilings, an open-plan chef’s kitchen, an office with a skylight and a laundry room.
Why The terrace has more than 900 sq ft of outdoor space, with a grill, kitchenette, several dining areas and views stretching north, east and west over the streets of Chelsea.
Penthouse, Upper East Side, $19.775mn
Where On Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side. It’s about an hour’s drive to JFK airport.
What A three-bedroom duplex penthouse with 3,800 sq ft of interior living space and 2,400 sq ft of outdoor space on four terraces. Features include a marble staircase, a formal dining room and a breakfast room with sliding glass doors to one of the terraces.
Why Undisturbed views of Central Park can be enjoyed from the large bay window in the living room.