The Crown Building Penthouse has the prestigious title of the most expensive penthouse in the world at US$180 million, which is a full $100 million more than the most expensive apartment ever sold at $80 million! Situated at the corner of the famous 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Crown Building is ready to realise its massive potential as a world leading hotel and luxury condominiums.
The penthouse has 14,000 square feet of floor area spread over five storeys which equates to an astronomical price of $14,000 per square foot! The unnamed buyer is a wealthy European investor who owns several luxury properties around the world. The penthouse is loaded with the most impressive array of amenities one can dream up. They include a show kitchen, a working kitchen, a piano lounge, two large swimming pools, a master suite taking up a whole floor, and a games room. The property will undoubtedly be fitted with every imaginable luxury, high-class furnishings using bespoke and natural materials, and the latest technological gadgets. Stupendous views overlooking metropolitan New York can be seen from every aperture, which is what makes this penthouse so special and unique, hence the astronomical price tag.
Crown Building may have some competition from other buildings of note along Billionaires’ Row. The Central Park Tower was recently launched with 40 apartments commanding an impressive asking price of $60 million each. Not to be outdone, the 220 Central Park South luxury condominium block was just launched with its own penthouse reportedly priced at $250 million! Nevertheless, to date, the Crown Building Penthouse holds the enviable record of being the most expensive penthouse ever sold.