Peering down on Manhattan from the last available penthouse at 432 Park Avenue, as cars and buses, pedestrians and pets anonymously crisscross the streets a quarter-mile below, one can’t help but feel conflicted.
Do you choose the south-facing view, featuring the world’s most famous skyline laid bare in dramatic panorama, its iconic structures—The Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, One World Trade—seemingly humbled before you?
Or do you prefer to share your morning coffee with the view north, which includes a glorious, full stretch of Central Park and, on clear days, will deliver views all the way to Westchester and beyond?
“To be honest, sometimes I can’t make up my mind,” said Shari Scharfer Rollins, an associate broker with Elliman who represents the property and recently gave Elliman Insider a tour.
The good news about Penthouse 95—currently two units that can be combined into one—is that you don’t have to make up your mind at all. It comes with both.
With six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, over 8,000 square feet of living space and access to 30,000 square feet more of amenities (including a private restaurant and outdoor terrace, 75-foot indoor swimming pool, fitness center and spa with sauna, steam, and massage rooms, screening room, and conference room) Penthouse 95 represents the last opportunity to own a full floor at the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. And, it’s the last chance to own 360-degree views more than 1,250 feet above Manhattan.
And if you want it you may have to hurry. Conceived by award-winning architect Rafael Viñoly, 432 Park Avenue is nearly completely sold-out after having recorded more than $2 billion in sales.
The combination of height (it is the tallest building in New York in relation to sea-level) and location (smack dab in the center of Manhattan) offers a unique living and viewing experience, said J. Roger Erickson, an associate broker who also represents the property.
“We have what we call ‘Owner Smiles’ here,” Erickson said of those who live at 432 Park Avenue. “You can tell exactly who they are—they have a permanent grin on their faces.”