This is Estate of Play, a monthly rundown (with pictures!) of some of the most over-the-top properties currently on sale in or about this fair(ish) city. This month: since New York just reclaimed its title as the world's most expensive city, we decided to round up the city's top bank-busters, complete with sprawling views, fur lockers, a $1M yacht and an average of $5,660 per square foot.
The Briar Patch - $140,000,000
So it’s out east, but it’s the Hamps’ priciest listing. The 11.2-acre waterfront estate has been on the market since 2014 without budging in cost one bit. A 10,000-square-foot Georgian Revival main house is stocked with six bedrooms, four fireplaces and a ridiculous amount of French doors. Also on site: a four-bedroom guest house with a tennis court, pool, hot tub and a lovely private pond on the way to the woodlands.
834 Fifth Avenue - $120,000,000
Personally, we’ll never understand who pays $120M for a co-op, but here’s proof they exist. On the market since April, this locale is nestled on the building’s seventh and eighth floors, with 20 rooms over a total of 12,000 square feet. Very NYC amenities include a wine cellar, gallery, dizzying master suite and swanky marble staircase.
1083 Fifth Avenue - $109,000,000
The historical buildings that previously made up the Nat’l Academy Museum and School on 5th came to the market last spring. A slight downfall from its original $120M asking, the space is being touted as “an exceptionally large blank canvas.” Features like a domed rotunda, wood paneling, unique flooring and marble fireplaces could lend themselves fantastically to someone’s dream home.
The Atelier, 45th Floor - $85,000,000
It's been on the market for three years with no change in price, but at least it comes with some wild perks. Included are: two Rolls Royce Phantoms (a convertible and a hardtop), a $1M yacht with five years worth of docking fees, a weekly dinner for two at Daniel for one year, a year of courtside tickets to the Brooklyn Nets and a one year Hamps summer mansion complete with live-in butler and private chef. This isn’t just buying a home … it's buying a lifestyle.
8 East 62nd Street - $84,500,000
A 15,000-square-foot limestone mansion a la developer Keith Rubenstein. The 1903 Beaux Arts home, on the market since February, is finely detailed with such luxuries as red Hermès leather wall coverings, a Bizmet cosmetics refrigerator, marquetry floors and a temperature-controlled fur vault which would likely double nicely as a wonderful wine cellar.
432 Park - $76,500,000
Yep, that building. Okay it’s new, built just last year, which is a good thing (or so we’re told). It’s sleek, it’s modern, it’s 8,000 square feet and it has one of the best bathtub views you'll ever see — save, perhaps the Clocktower. Amenities include a top-notch gym and pool and the bragging rights, despite living in an eyesore, to say that you reside in the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.