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Inside The Most Expensive Penthouse In Manhattan ($169M)

Today Architectural Digest brings you high above the streets of Manhattan to the 96th floor penthouse of 432 Park Avenue, the most expensive unit in the third-tallest residential building on the planet. On the market for $169 million, the two-dozen 10x10 windows encasing Penthouse 96 allow for an unparalleled view of New York City, one where you improbably look down upon the city's iconic skyscrapers from above. The entirety of Central Park can serve as a background for dinner and drinks, before guests retire to one of the luxuriously appointed bedrooms. Additional footage courtesy of Serhant Studios

Released on 08/19/2021

Transcript

[upbeat music]

Welcome to 432 Park Avenue,

in the center of New York City.

One of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

And we are right now at the top, floor 96 of 96.

Six full bedrooms, plus a library,

seven full bathrooms, two powder rooms,

and we just put this on the market for $169 million.

There is nothing else like it in the world.

This is one of one.

I cannot wait to show it to you.

So, I got a lot of places to go.

Let's go this way.

[gentle music]

So one of the things

that really, really drew my attention to this home

when I first saw it was that there's only a couple

full-floor apartments in all of 432 Park.

And the top floor, which is what we're in right now,

was the only one designed as a true full floor.

And you get a lot of great benefits because of that.

You have a 93-foot long living and dining room.

This whole space here is unencumbered by bathrooms

or walls or a closet space.

And you've got these massive 10-foot by 10-foot windows.

And so this unit as a full floor

has 24 of these full windows,

which means we have 240 feet of linear glass

with 360 degree views all the way around New York City.

It's nuts.

But we can start here in the living room.

The ceiling height is 12'6.

You have huge views of the south,

and you've got this great open space.

This penthouse has been completely redesigned,

from this couch to the Hermes pillows

to this rug, to this piano.

This piano is custom built specifically for this penthouse.

I don't think I'm allowed to touch it.

I feel like if I do, something bad might happen to me.

Should we try it though?

Like, just sort of like.

[piano note ringing]

I lived.

It's gonna be okay.

[upbeat music]

So at the other end of the living room,

we have our grand dining space.

And you're gonna walk by a lot of them.

So we might as well talk about it.

What makes these windows so impressive,

and here you're seeing,

we're looking out over the Queensboro Bridge,

all the towers in Manhattan that you look up at,

here look like itty bitty toys, because we are so high.

It's kinda nuts.

And then you've got these window seats,

which I think are really cool.

I look down at that little baby building.

What's that little one down there?

Oh, the Chrysler Building.

It's pretty awesome.

And then this is our front yard.

It's a little park in the center of the city

called Central Park.

And you can see it from the entire

northern side of the building because we're so high.

This huge dining room set with this insane chandelier.

And again, all of this is included.

[upbeat music]

So this has never seen before, other than us right now,

and the marketing that we've done.

This breakfast bar in this kitchen is killer.

Could you imagine just waking up before you go to work

and having a cup of coffee and that's your view?

You can tell the weather up here as it's rolling in.

The views are so incredible.

And the kitchen is extra wide,

all top-of-the-line appliances, top cabinetry, eat-in.

That's a mirror that also doubles as a TV.

So it'll turn on, so you can watch the news in the morning.

And then again, you've got another big view here.

Now, some people might say,

okay, we've got these huge big pieces of glass,

but how do you get any fresh air?

I'm gonna show you.

You actually have windows that you can open

so you can get fresh air.

Can you hear it? [wind blowing]

Yeah.

[gentle music]

So you walk into the primary suite here

and you've got massive Central Park views

looking all the way up north,

but then I actually like this view

looking down Billionaire's Row.

When you're here at night,

the sunset views here are wild because you're so high.

Like, you're watching the sun

literally curve around the top of the Earth

and go down in the horizon.

It's kind of an unreal sight to see.

[upbeat music]

Another thing this building is really famous for,

the egg tub on the Park.

Floating tub with the 10-foot by 10-foot window

in a marble-clad bathroom with wall-to-wall gorgeous stone

that is all vein-matched with this view.

Do you think I should get in there?

Like, I'm not gonna turn the water on.

I just feel like if there was an audience, I dunno.

Okay, I'm 6'3.

I would totally become a bath guy.

I'm just saying.

I take showers now.

And especially in the morning, I take them as cold showers,

but I would totally take warm bubble baths

if I had this apartment.

I'm fine if you guys just want to do the tour without me now

and just keep going.

I can stay.

[gentle music]

And then the other bathroom in this suite,

you've got the floating glass shower with this view.

You're in the shower here.

Wall-to-wall glass looking out at the sun setting

over the Hudson River.

These are carved oval sinks out of stone.

This is all one piece, you'll notice, in all the bathrooms.

All of this had to come up here.

You're 1,000 feet in the air.

And it's as quiet and as serene as if you weren't.

And I think that's one of the benefits

of working with an architect like Rafael Vinoly who can say,

okay, how do we build something so luxurious,

unlike anything else in the world,

but once you're home, you still feel home?

It's pretty awesome.

[upbeat music]

So then down this hallway,

we've got another powder room, laundry,

another massive bedroom, en suite, tons of closets.

And then we've got three more bedrooms

in this corridor here,

but I want to take you to my second favorite bedroom.

All the ceilings are high everywhere

in the entire apartment.

You have just under 13 feet.

It is move-in ready.

You don't even have to think.

And then you've got this amazing corner exposure.

And if we were here at night, it is like mind blowing.

It is nuts.

[upbeat music]

And then we've got our seventh bedroom

that has been turned into a den.

Because you're the top floor.

We've got a fireplace, and I love the vibe in here too.

It's a little moody.

We've got these guitars on the walls

that come with the sale.

Great furniture.

The furniture is all Bentley, Fendi, Hermes.

And you've got this dead center view

right down the middle of Manhattan.

You also have a full staff

that takes care of anything you could ever need.

You don't even have elevator buttons in this building.

They know who you are, where you're going.

The security here is unlike anything I've ever seen.

There's a full-time concierge.

There's a massive garage.

There's a 75-foot pool, and the list goes on and on and on.

[cheerful music]

This could be great for a family.

It could be great as a pied-a-terre.

It could be great for a bunch of people

who've newly made money in crypto

and want to make a statement.

I'm totally fine with that.

I am excited that it is now on the market.

This is the penthouse at 432 Park Avenue.

A true wonder, not just in New York City, but anywhere.

It's 8,255 square feet, six bedrooms,

seven full bathrooms, two powder rooms,

240 feet of linear glass all the way around.

And it's been incredible showing it to you

and it is now on the market with SERHANT for $169 million.

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