An apartment in the Big Apple was recently placed on the real estate market for an exorbitant amount.
One of the most expensive apartments in New York is for sale
At number 432 Park Avenue in New York, in the heart of Manhattan, a building makes you look up a little higher than the others. The aptly named 432 Park Avenue is one of the tallest residential skyscrapers in the world, standing at 425 meters tall and with 96 floors, 85 of which are habitable. Among its famous residents is singer Jennifer Lopez, who sold her property in 2019. At the top of this concrete toothpick sits a 766m² apartment with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, encircled by 73 meters of windows galloping to high ceilings. Once inside, you can forget about IKEA : the furniture is signed by Fendi, Bentley and Hermès. To reinforce this "designer apartment" feel, one room is entirely dedicated to an art collection. The white oak floor with its herringbone pattern illuminates the rooms and gives the interior a glow. Combined with the choice of bright colors, both for the curtains and the dining room chairs, the living area has a particularly warm and attractive atmosphere.
In the kitchen, the oak floor is replaced by a marble floor, as is the worktop and the backsplash. Natural oak is only found on the storage units and cupboards. The same goes for the bathrooms, which feature bathtubs under the huge windows overlooking the entire city. Overall, each room exploits the height of this penthouse by offering breathtaking 360° views of the whole Big Apple. If the apartment sells for its asking price of $169 million, it will become the second most expensive apartment in New York history, after the neighboring apartment at 200 Central Park South purchased by billionaire Ken Griffin in January 2019 for $238 million. At such a price, the sale could take years.
Overlooking the surrounding skyscrapers, 432 Park Avenue, as its name suggests, offers a breathtaking view of Central Park. But the building has a lot of problems and suffers from the disadvantages of its advantages, for a simple reason. If its height is indeed an argument to inflate its prices, it is also the source of considerable problems. The most impressive of them is (skip the line if you suffer from vertigo) that the building pitches slightly back and forth when the winds are strong. This is enough to inflict a few cold sweats on its occupants, however rich they may be.
Photo credits goes to Donna Dotan
VISION Destinations | July 21
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