Who hasn’t dreamed of living a life of luxury, with a penthouse apartment high up in one of the hyper-modern glass-and-steel towers and enough money to never have to worry.
Scrolling through Knight Frank’s freshly published Private View, we couldn’t help but hold our breaths at the images of the sprawling New York cityscape, lying at the feet of those residing high above the grid-like streets.
Sitting in stylish Tribeca, next to New York’s most expensive postcode, 111 Murray Street is set to become the new prime place to live for those who earned more than just their first $10 million (€8.8 million, £6.5 million).
Wrapped in a curved glass façade, 111 Murray Street will rise 800 feet high and offer 157 residences ranging from one bedroom apartments to full-floor penthouses with stunning views over Lower Manhattan and beyond.
Towering over the neighborhood’s iconic cast-iron buildings, just near the border to the city’s financial district, the development offers a world-class standard and private amenities, surrounded by the cream of the crop in Downtown New York.
Large windows see apartments flooded with natural daylight, while light creams, browns and other warm hues give them an air of sophistication and luxury; wooden floors, stone details and other materials provide a simple, yet effective finish.
Kitchens feature David Mann-designed custom cabinets; crafted from white oak wood, all kitchens are finished with marble countertops and fitted with appliances by Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero.
Stone surfaces and Dornbracht fixtures dominate the elegant bathrooms, with most master suites featuring free standing bathtubs, boasting a fantastic view from their perch in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Private amenities at 111 Murray Street include a 75-foot lap pool, a 3,00-square-foot fitness center and a spa area, including a hammam; residents also have access to a grand private dining room, with a professional demonstration perfect for hosting dinner parties.
Further towards the north of Manhattan, in Midtown near Central Park, 432 Park Avenue’s 96-story tower will be the western hemisphere’s highest residential building when it’s completed in 2015.
Its large 10×10-foot windows give the tower, designed by Rafael Vinoly, a distinctive exterior, but the interiors of its 104 residences don’t have to hide, either.
In combination with the large windows, high ceilings and generous spaces give the apartments a feeling of airy openness, feeling like the generously spaced apartments are even roomier.
Finished to the highest specifications, the apartments boasts sleek interiors in neutral colors.
Hardwood floors – white marble in the bathrooms – create an elegant setting, complimented by contemporary furnishings and accessories, giving the apartments their special character.
The kitchens boast glossy fronts, light wooden bases and are topped off with dark stone flooring, while the cozy bedrooms are ruled by soft carpets and muted browns.
Residents in the tower also benefit from a number of private amenities, including a screening room, outdoor terrace and access to a spa area, lap pool and gym.
Sold through Knight Frank, prices for a perch over Manhattan start at $17.17 million (€15.18 million, £11.14 million).