Peek Inside NYC's Most Expensive Home on the Market
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Peek Inside NYC's Most Expensive Home on the Market

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By Kathryn M.
Offered at $98,000,000, 'Le Penthouse' spans over 19,000 square feet across five full floors.

Perched high above Midtown Manhattan, just a block away from the Empire State Building, is a five-story mega apartment known as 'Le Penthouse.' With a whopping asking price of $98,000,000, the 19,815-square-foot unit is also currently the most expensive property listed in New York City.

Located in the heart of Manhattan at the top of the new skyscraper One Seventy Two Madison, Le Penthouse is a 19,815-square-foot apartment boasting outdoor terraces on each of its five floors.

Featuring 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and 4,500-square-feet of outdoor space, the over-the-top penthouse sits atop a new luxury high-rise located at 172 Madison Avenue, also not far from Madison Square Park and the Flatiron District. Designed by the firm Fischer + Makooi Architects with interior design work by Shamir Shah Design, the 33-story skyscraper  houses around 70 total apartments, including 'Le Penthouse.'

Wall-length windows and 18-to-32-foot-high ceilings effortlessly capture views of the city's skyline, while also ushering in an abundance of natural light.

Principal Karl Fisher describes his design intention on the project's webpage: "My inspiration for this building was the glamour, not to mention the understated elegance of the mansions that lined Madison Avenue in the late 19th and early 20th centuries." The final design favors natural light from a curtain wall of glass along the facade, ensuring that each apartment comes with its own corner views. Glamor and views are no doubt in short order within the five-story residence featured here.

The penthouse's expansive living spaces and open layout create an exceptional setting for entertaining.

The luxe penthouse also comes with a nearly 3,000-square-foot wraparound private roof deck, which has a 67-foot salt-water lap pool, as well as a jacuzzi. Other building amenities at One Seventy Two Madison include a full-time doorman, a private elevator, and a state-of-the-art spa and gym. Scroll ahead to see more of this sprawling city apartment, currently on the market for $98,000,000. 

Located just steps away from the kitchen, a formal dining area frames expansive city views around a marble-clad fireplace. The space also offers direct access to one of the home's multiple terraces.

A wine tasting area offers temperature-controlled storage for dozens of bottles. 

In total, the penthouse features 11 bedrooms, all of which include adjoining bathrooms. 

A look at one of the marble-clad bathrooms, this one offering a fireplace, large soaking tub, and walk-in shower.

Along with terraces on each floor, the penthouse also includes a private wraparound roof deck that features a Jacuzzi and 67-foot salt-water lap pool that stretches out over Manhattan.

Monolithic expanses frame captivating views. Perched high in the sky, the Midtown Manhattan location ensures the home's new owners are not far from the city's action.

Editor's Note: Some media sources report the Woolworth Building's Pinnacle Penthouse, listed in 2017 for $110M, as the most expensive home for sale in NYC. However, 'Le Penthouse' is currently the most expensive property listed on the MLS.

Le Penthouse at 172 Madison Avenue is currently listed for $98,000,000 by Raphael Sitruk and Efraim Tessler of Keller Williams NYC.

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