It’s time to revisit the most expensive homes for sale in New York City right now. Despite the well-documented softening of the luxury market, the uppermost echelon of real estate in the city is still, well, ridiculous. Even though there are fewer nine-digit listings than in previous iterations of this list, some of the usual suspects—an opulent Upper East Side townhouse with Hermès leather walls, over-the-top combo units—remain.
We last took stock of the top end of inventory in May 2018, and this go-round, several stalwarts have been taken off the market, allowing in plenty of fresh picks. The lower end of the list now hovers around $40 million. And even as the list’s high and low ends fluctuate, one thing remains the same: the properties are all in Manhattan, and they’re all very expensive.
8. 421 Broome Street, #PH
421 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
A sprawling triplex penthouse atop 421 Broome Street listed in June for a whopping $65 million. Its current owners spent more than four years working to transform the 8,000-square-foot “vertical mansion” into their dream home. This included a gut renovation helmed by Roman and Williams that welcomed in new oak floors, a black marble staircase from Chesney’s, a kitchen with honed black granite from Germany, bathrooms doused in Italian marble, and steel-framed doors and and skylights. It also comes with 3,700 square feet of outdoor space spread over multiple terraces, one of which has a Jacuzzi.
18. Walker Tower, #PH1
212 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Once upon a time, Penthouse 1 at JDS’s conversion of Walker Tower was the priciest apartment ever sold downtown—it netted an eye-popping $51 million back in 2014. But times have changed: Since 2017, the 6,000-square-foot penthouse, has been on the market for $45 million with Shaun Osher and Emily Beare of CORE. The property has likely been spurred to sale by its alleged involvement in an international money laundering scandal that has ensnared its owner, Emirati businessman Khadem al-Qubaisi.