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A breakdown of some of the most-viewed listings on the web

By Dan Orlando

In New York City, every year sees some of the world’s top luxury residences grace the market and 2014 was no exception.

StreetEasy compiled a subjective ranking of the most intriguing high-end properties that received a hefty amount of page views on their site this year.

The penthouse at 200 11th Avenue in West Chelsea took home the top spot.

200 11th Avenue
200 11th Avenue Photo Credit: Urban Compass

“Starchitect” Annabelle Selldorf designed the residence, which at the time of the ranking’s release was on the market for $19.5M.

Ryan Serhant of “Million Dollar Listing New York” is handling the listing alongside Leonard Steinberg of Urban Compass.

The home includes amenities like a car elevator, Brazilian Teak flooring, and a clear view of the Hudson River.

Venture south of West Chelsea to Battery City Park for the second home on the rankings. The penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park will run you nearly $118.5M.

The most expensive listing on StreetEasy, this posh home offers potential buyers 12-bedrooms, two floors, and 15,1500 sf.

The spacious residence includes floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views on landmarks including One World Trade Center, The Empire State building, The Chrysler Building, and The Statue of Liberty.

CitySpire’s penthouse clocked in at number three. The $100M mini-palace set a record for its asking price when it hit the market in 2013, but it spent 2014 waiting to find a buyer.

This unique unit offers whoever does decide to inhabit it the opportunity to own the highest terraced residence in the United States.

The listing is nearing its 600th day on StreetEasy despite the six bedrooms and nine baths that it boasts, which is quite a bit longer than the two-bedroom at 345 West 29th Street in Chelsea has been collecting clicks.

After dropping the price this fall by about $300K, 4th place co-op is currently slated to go to a buyer that is willing to put down just under $1M.

While a departure from the ultra-luxurious amenities wielded by some of the other highly-clicked homes, unit #G does offer residents access to a private garden and a wood-burning fireplace.

The fifth building on the list requires a quick trip over the Brooklyn Bridge to visit.

The penthouse above Brooklyn’s Clock Tower building originally hit the market at $18M and despite nearly 700 days on StreetEasy’s page, the unit’s pricing has not dipped.

Jan7th Clocktower
The Clocktower Building in DUMBO

A prime residence in a hopping DUMBO neighborhood, “will awe you with its architectural beauty, luxurious finishes, and spectacular views,” according to StreetEasy.

Number six opted to adjust its price after not finding immediate success. After sitting on StreetEasy for over a year, Unit 34 at 1 West 72nd dropped it’s asking by $700K in December, which took it out of the $1M range.

Now at just over $600K, this three bedroom residence at the Dakota may have better luck attracting a buyer to its 12-foot mahogany French doors and stone floors.

Penthouse 27A at 205 East 59th Street spent about half of 2014 on StreetEasy’s site, collecting the a significant amount of clicks.

Three months ago it dropped it’s asking by about $2M but it has yet to find an owner. Now up for grabs at $8M, the Lenox Hill home offers potential residents a private elevator landing, 13-foot ceilings, and a south-facing private balcony.

Unit 13C at 205 East 59th Street, has yet to sit even 100 days on StreetEasy’s block but the apartment saw 100K taken off the price at about the 60-day mark. Now, potential buyers can make a move on the residence’s 1,552 sf of space by signing up to pay just under $3M.

For shoppers looking for lodging in SoHo instead-and perhaps are interested in spending a significant amount more-unit number 36 at 40-Mercer Street is available for $11.5M.

The 2,706 sf six-room unit at 40 Mercer Residences has been on StreetEasy for nearly 115 days but it has yet to see a price reduction.

Rounding out the list is unit 12A at 23 West 116th Street.

The Central Harlem residence has been on StreetEasy for over 200 days but has not seen a price cut yet on the nearly $2.6M asking. A unit in The Adeline, this home offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms 1,534 sf of space, and a rooftop terrace.

Chances are high that at least some of these listings will no longer be vacant by the close of 2015, but each has spent enough time on the block to earn heavy traffic from buyers that would eventually pass them up despite their luxurious offerings.

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