New York City is definitely no stranger to luxurious apartments and homes.

From a private swimming pool to a 360-degree view over the city, New York City’s most expensive homes go beyond your wildest dreams.

This week, the most expensive home in both New York City and in the U.S. was sold to the Citadel Founder, Ken Griffin.

Ken Griffin bought the most expensive home in New York City

Ken Griffin set a new record in the United States.

 

The Citadel founder bought a $238 million New York penthouse at 220 Central Park South.

A spokeswoman told The Washington Post that he wanted to have a place to stay when he was working in the city.

Well, let’s say that he got more than just a place to stay in.

His purchase of the 24,000-square-foot penthouse makes it the most expensive American home in history.

The expensive condo tower was built by Vornado Realty Trust and, according to them, the building provides stunning views of Central Park.

Along with buying one of the most expensive homes in New York City, Griffin has made other record-breaking real estate purchases.

Last month, he bought one of the most expensive residences in London for around $122 million. The property was the most expensive home to be sold in London for more than a decade.

He has also bought the most expensive home in Chicago for $58.75 million and an exclusive house in Miami for $60 million.

10 of the most expensive homes in New York City

New York City is ranked third in the world for the highest residential real estate prices per square feet, according to a report by Savills World Research.

Take a peek inside the most expensive homes in New York City and enjoy the view.

10. 23 East 22nd Street PH

most expensive homes in New York City
most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $72 million

This penthouse at 23 East 22nd Street is in one of the tallest residential towers in downtown Manhattan.

The 7,600 square feet penthouse was put on the market by billionaire Rubert Murdoch and have 360-degree views of the city.

9. 212 5th Avenue PH

most expensive homes in New York City
most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $74 million

Known as the Crown Penthouse, this Madison Square behemoth is amazing.

The five-bedroom penthouse has around 10,000 square feet of living space and an additional 5,7000 square feet of outdoor terrace.

8. 145-146 Central Park West #PH26C

most expensive homes in New York City
most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $75 million

This penthouse is a part of the San Remo building, one of New York City’s most celebrity-crowded buildings.

It’s located in the top of the building's tower and provides a stunning view over Central Park.

The owner Demi Moore listed the 7,000 square feet residence in 2018.

7. 8 East 62nd

most expensive homes in New York City
most expensive homes in New York City
Photo: Modlin Group

Price: $79.5

This luxury apartment is located at Upper East Side and comes with finer things such as Hermes leather walls, a pool sauna and — of course — an amazing view over the city. 

The 15,000 square-foot apartment was designed by William T. Georgis, one of the worlds best and most glamorous architect and designer.

6. 432 Park Avenue #PH93

most expensive homes in New York City
most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $81 million

This penthouse is a part of the newest development at 432 Park Avenue.

The brand-new and super tall building offer full 10’x10’ floor to ceiling windows and 12 feet ceilings.

5. 635 West 42nd Street #45FL

most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $85 million

This apartment stands for the entire 45th floor of the Atelier building, a condo development on Manhattan’s Westside.

Besides an amazing view, the 12,000-square-foot home features a health club and a private rooftop lounge, along with a private yacht worth $1 million. 

4. 150 West 56th Street PH

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most expensive homes in New York City
 

Price: $100 million

This triplex penthouse is promoted as the "highest terrace in the United States."

Each floor has a 360-degree view of both Central Park and the Empire State Building.

The 8,000 square-foot apartment stands out with its elegance and offer six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a private elevator.

3. The Pinnacle at the Woolworth

most expensive homes in New York City
most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $110 million

Among New York City’s skyscrapers, the 58-story Woolworth stands out for it’s unique and elegant architecture.

This is a massive penthouse in the Woolworth building’s iconic copper "Pinacle."

Spread across five floors, this luxury property includes amazing views, spacious rooms, and a 400 square-foot open-air observatory.

2. 12-16 East 62nd Street

most expensive homes in New York City
most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $120 million

A combined unit that takes up most of the block between Fifth and Madison Avenues at Upper East Side.

It includes three townhouses that have been converted into a large family home.

According to The New York Post, a "notoriously secretive" Brazilian billionaire banking family bought the property.

1. 220 Central Park South

most expensive homes in New York City

Price: $238 million

Last but definitely not least, number one among the most expensive homes in New York City and is Griffin’s new home at 220 Central Park South.

Its massive 24,000 square feet penthouse that takes up four floors — from the 50th to the 53rd floor of the building.

"Magnificent views of the park from every residence; a unique architectural composition featuring an intimate 18-story Villa and 79-story Tower both accessible from a secured off-street motor court with its arbor of mature trees; comprehensive lifestyle enhancements including private dining rooms and entertaining spaces, and an expansive athletic club and spa: all combine to create this new landmark in New York living," the company’s description of the address reads.

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