By Holly Dutton
Geographically speaking, the most expensive single family-home in Manhattan is just six miles from the cheapest single-family home, located in Upper Manhattan.
In a city where a single city block can make all the difference, out of more than 5,000 current listings, here we break down the five most expensive and five least expensive.
Of the priciest, Midtown and Lenox Hill are the hot spots for prime property with a big price tag.
1. River House, 447 E east 52nd Street, Beekman:
Much has been said about this storied behemoth apartment, which, once fully-renovated, will have more than 60,000 s/f on five levels, making it the largest single-family home in New York City.
It overlooks the East River and according to provisional designs, would have 30 rooms, including eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms.
The major public rooms feature 20 ft. ceilings and expansive light-filled spaces.
A 27,500 s/f garden and leisure level includes an 82 ft. swimming pool, tennis court, screening room, wine cellar, full spa and gaming room.
A 15,000 s/f bedroom level features a 27 x 61′ master suite, as well as his and her baths, dressing rooms and closets. A staff level has nearly 6,000 square feet of work areas, bedrooms and lounges. Listed by John Burger and Kyle W Blackmon at Brown Harris Stevens.
What else you could buy for $130 million? For a cool $110 million, you could purchase Cave Cay Island in the Bahamas, a 222-acre private island which comes with a mansion-sized main house, a 2,800 s/f airstrip, and plans for 38 buildings with 70,000 s/f, according to the listing on privateislandsonline.com.
With the extra cash, throw in a 165-foot Tribu yacht for $18.7 million, which can accommodate 10 guests and 12 crew members, according to its listing on FraserYachts.com.
2. The Pierre Hotel penthouse, 795 Fifth Avenue, Lenox Hill. $125 million
The penthouse at the iconic Pierre Hotel encompasses three floors and has five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, with a total of 16 rooms.
The space includes the original ball room at The Pierre, and features four adjoining terraces and five working fireplaces.
The home is listed by Elizabeth Sample, Serena Boardman and Brenda Powers of Sotheby’s International Realty.
What else you could buy for $125 million? Not one, but three private islands – two in the Bahamas and one in Central America, and a private yacht.
Darby Island in the Bahamas is 554 acres and listed for $40 million, Lighthouse Cay is also located in the Bahamas and is 765 non-developed acres and listed for $33.3 million, and Organica Beach in Panama is 1,492 acres and is listed for $38 million, according to their listings on privateislandsonline.com. Throw in the Shu She II, a 163-foot yacht that accommodates 10 guests and 11 crew members for $13.45 million, according to fraseryachts.com.
3. Beacon Court penthouse, 151 East 58th Street, Midtown East. $115 million
This 9,000 s/f apartment features a 24-foot high living room ceiling, four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and a total of 16 rooms.
It has Venetian plaster walls, maple floors, Anigre wood and stainless steel throughout the home, as well as a media room and stunning views of Central Park. It’s listed by Deborah Grubman and David Dubin of Corcoran.
What else you could buy for $115million? Go transcontinental and own two private islands – Shelter Island, a 24-acre island in the middle of Flathead Lake in Montana for $59.5 million, and Dulichium Island, a 1,335 acre island in the Ionian Sea in Greece for $40 million.
Shelter Island is developed and features a five bedroom, eight-bathroom main house with more than 24,000 square feet and 10,000 square feet of heated porticos and outdoor entertaining space. Dulchium Island is undeveloped but does feature 4,000 olive trees, according to its listing on privateislandsonline.com.
4. City Spire penthouse, 150 West 56th Street, Midtown. $100 million.
This triplex penthouse boasts the highest residential terrace in the United States.
The three levels of space includes six bedrooms, nine baths, a private elevator, wine cellar and separate maid quarters plus an additional 3,000 s/f of
exterior space. It offers 360 degree panoramic views, on all three levels, of Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Manhattan. It also features floor to ceiling windows and wrap around terraces on every floor. The building was designed by the legendary architect Helmut Jahn and features white glove service with a 24 hour doorman and concierge, indoor pool, health club and valet parking. This home is listed by Coleen Brooks of Klar Realty.
What else you could buy for $100 million: Macapule Island, an undeveloped private island with 5,220 acres in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Located near the tourist resort town of Las Glorias Beach, it is prime for development and listed for $95 million at privateislandsonline.com.
5. Sherry Netherland, 781 Fifth Avenue #18FL, Lenox Hill: $88 million
A full-floor, 15-room residence in “triple mint condition” according to its listing on Streeteasy, has an abundance of natural light, terraces and stunning views.
With a total of 15 rooms, the tony Fifth Avenue co-op has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. And it’s a steal – the price was reduced four weeks ago by $7 million. Listed by Kathy Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens.
What else you could buy for $88 million: A sprawling 1,112 acres, Omfori Island in the Ionian Sea in Greece is partially developed and considered “one of the most beautiful islands in the region,” according to privateislandsonline.com, where it is going for $61.9 million.
And to get to the island, buy the Anedigmi, a 163-foot luxury yacht that accommodates 10 guests and 12 crew members and is going for $18.34 million on fraseryachts.com.
All five of the cheapest listings in Manhattan are in Northern Manhattan, in Hamilton Heights and Central Harlem.
1. 529 West 152nd Street #34, Hamilton Heights: $75,000
A co-op studio in Hamilton Heights with income restrictions is the cheapest listing currently on the market.
Its listing on Streeteasy doesn’t say how many square feet it has, but does note that it “needs a little TLC.”
It’s located two train stops away from New York Presbyterian Hospital in a “well-maintained” co-op building. Listed by Nahabed Mazmanian and Damian Henriquez of Nestseekers.
2. 529 West 152nd Street #42, Hamilton Heights: $85,000
Another unit in the same building, this one-bedroom co-op also has income restrictions for the buyer.
It features recently sanded and restored hardwood floors and a separate kitchen with full-sized appliances, new cabinetry, and a full size bathroom. Listed by William Adams of Exit Realty Landmark.
3. 550 W. 153rd Street #43, Hamilton Heights: $85,000
This one-bedroom co-op in Hamilton Heights between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. has high ceilings, a “well-proportioned” separate bedroom, according to its listing on Streeteasy, and a pass through, open kitchen with new cherry cabinets and built-in wine rack.
An income-restricted apartment, the sellers are looking for an all-cash purchaser. Listed by Joshua Sloyer and Saskia van Leeuwen of Douglas Elliman.
4. 167 West129th Street #5D, Central Harlem, $87,000
This 284 s/f studio co-op features southern exposures and a kitchen alcove with cabinets and counter space is in a walk-up building in Central Harlem that has been fully renovated. Income restrictions apply and only cash offers are accepted. Listed by Michael Davu of Douglas Elliman.
5. 167 West 129th Street #5C, Central Harlem, $90,000
This studio in the same building as the previous cheapest listing is slightly larger, at 297 s/f, and features southern exposures and a kitchen alcove with cabinets and counter space as well. It is also an income-restricted sale and accepts cash offer only. Listed by Michael Davu and Detria Davu of Douglas Elliman.