How does one apartment come to be known as the most expensive in the country? What are the key ingredients?
Be three floors (73rd through 76th) tall and 8,000 square feet in size. Offer gorgeous views of Manhattan from every room. Have a private elevator, a wine room with a more than 1,000-bottle capacity, and a wraparound terrace spanning 2,000 square feet, which, coincidentally is believed to be highest outdoor stretch of any residential space in the city.
Oh, and be listed at $100 million.
Some have already made moves to acquire this lavish penthouse owned by Long Island real estate developer Steven Klar. Located in the CitySpire building in Midtown at 150 West 56th Street, Raphael De Niro, son of Robert De Niro, is reported as having the exclusive listing on the octagonal slice of heaven overlooking New York City.
Prudential Douglas Elliman calls the triplex a "one-of-a kind gem" in their listing, citing architect Juan Pablo Molyneux’s mastery of "the original raw space" into "an aristocratic interior with inlaid marble floors, stately columns, gold draperies and candeliers."
This hot item apartment’s interior also includes a Versailles-inspired chestnut floor, a formal gallery, conference room and an elegant private study.
The apartment is so grand it even comes with an entire floor reserved below, to be used as a staff apartment or space for guests.
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More pictures of the apartment below.
All photos by Evan Joseph/Prudential Douglas Elliman