It’s a new year and it may just be time for a new place. Start the year off right by looking for the best of the best when it comes to New York real estate. Luxury real estate in New York had a great last year, with prices up thanks to a limited supply for those looking to enter the market or find a new one. Up ahead, we’ve named everything you need to know, from a star architect to a long-awaited development and a host of luxurious building amenities in between.

Best Views of The City

One57 The best views of the city can be found on the upper floors of One57, the 92-unit condo-hotel at 157 West 57th Street. Finished last year by Extell Development, the 90-story building is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere and from the 1,004-foot spire glass penthouse apartments, owners can gaze out on Central Park, uptown Manhattan, parts of New Jersey, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, the major airport and even as far out as the northern reaches of Staten Island. Great views don’t come cheap, as penthouses have been known to go for a record-breaking $90 million.

Best Architect

18 Gramercy Park Building – The city’s current star architect is Robert A.M. Stern, the genius behind the luxurious 18 Gramercy Park Building. 18 Gramercy Park comes with a key to the only private park in the city and is a stunning 1927 building that has been re-imagined to bring classic tradition into the 21st century. Light, space and privacy are priorities in each apartment and the building includes a spa and fitness center with equipment, sauna and steam showers.

Best New Development

220 Central Park South – After a lengthy battle, 220 Central Park South is set to become the best new development in the city. With only one residence per floor, the building is giving new meaning to luxury living. The exclusive building is set to have homes outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, coffered ceilings, ornate fireplaces, and herringbone floors.

Most Awaited Development

505 W 19th Street – 505 W 19th Street has become the most awaited development of the year. Thanks to a revitalization of the High Line, West Chelsea is now a new hub of art and progressive architecture and 505 W 19th Street is right in the heart of the action. 505 W 19th Street is a pair of connected condo buildings, with a shared lobby that sits right underneath the High Line. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen, each unit has a completely unique view, thanks to windows that are set at customized angles, which offer a look at the High Line, while maintaining complete privacy.

Best Selling Development

The Greenwich Lane – The Greenwich Lane Building is in one of Manhattan’s most sought-after neighborhoods and includes five buildings offering both lofts and townhouses. Designed by FXFOWLE and interior design by Thomas O’Brien, is an example of LEED-certified reconstruction. The sought-after building came on the market in 2013 and features a garden shared by all buildings as well as new and original materials as well as marble, mosaic, wood and fine metalwork in the design elements.


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