5 NYC penthouses for sale if you want more privacy and space

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 6, 2021 - 1:35PM

This Hell's Kitchen one-bedroom, one-bath penthouse is listed for $1,100,000.


Privacy and outdoor space became even more precious during the pandemic, and New York City’s penthouses offer those desirable features in abundance. If you’re on the hunt for a new place, you may want to consider starting your search at the top—of the building, that is.

Luxury buyers also like penthouses for their panoramic views, high ceilings and larger square footage. Living on a top floor also typically means more natural light—a boost for your mood and mental health.

Of course, there are some downsides to living in a penthouse. Owners may have to deal with leaks from the roof or outdoor space—something happened when the city was lashed by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. And you should also consider things like how long you’re willing to wait for an elevator. (Here are more pros and cons of buying a penthouse). 

So if you are thinking of buying a penthouse, check out these five on the market in Hell’s Kitchen, Park Slope, FiDi, Tribeca, and the Lower East Side.

325 West 45th St., #PHC, Hell’s Kitchen 

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,100,000. The penthouse has high ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, a wraparound terrace, custom closets, central air conditioning, and a built-in speaker system. The building has a doorman, laundry room, bike storage, and live-in super. Monthly maintenance is $1,428.

269 Fourth Ave., #PH1001, Park Slope

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $2,650,000. It has high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, Gaggenau appliances, quartzite countertops, recessed lighting, and a private terrace. Amenities include a doorman, bike storage, package room, and gym. Monthly common charges are $1,235. 

28 Cliff St., #4, FiDi

This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $3,100,000. The renovated duplex penthouse features high ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, skylights, exposed brick, built-ins, stainless steel appliances, oversized windows, central air, a wood-burning fireplace, an in-unit washer/dryer, and two balconies. Monthly common charges are $530.

18 Leonard St., #PHB, Tribeca 

This three bedroom, three bath is listed for $4,295,000. It has a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, terraces, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, central air, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a separate storage space. Amenities include a doorman, live-in super, gym, and package room. Monthly common charges are $2,665.

147 Ludlow St., #PH, Lower East Side

This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $5,495,000. It features oversized casement windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, integrated appliances, quartz countertops, central air conditioning, an in-unit washer and dryer, balcony, terrace, and basement storage space. The building has a doorman and bike storage. Monthly common charges are $1,591. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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