If you’re after a change of scenery – or if you just have a spare $40m to play around with – then we’ve got the thing for you. Rising 1,396ft above New York City between 56th and 57th streets, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and is currently looking to fill its remaining apartments. All of which you can view – and purchase – through Knight Frank, the UK’s leading independent real estate consultancy.
Undoubtedly one of the most exclusive properties in the world, this gargantuan edifice by Rafael Viñoly (the architect of Walkie Talkie fame) features 106 super luxury residences that boast private elevator landings, custom hardware and fittings and 10ft-by-10ft windows which offer sweeping vistas of the Manhattan cityscape.
On a clear day from the top floors, residents can see for 60 miles and will even be treated to a view of the world’s curvature. Central Park can also be found to the north, neatly paired alongside ruler-straight avenues, while the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and the new Freedom Tower are located to the south. Moreover, the lookout onto the Hudson and East Rivers will provide a welcome respite to the Netflix binges you’ll undoubtedly indulge in while living here.
Bored of the panoramas? You’ll be pleased to hear that this luxury estate also comprises 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, executive boardroom with teleconferencing equipment, an 18-seat screening room (Wolf of Wall Street, anyone?) and a fitness centre with yoga and treatment areas (perfect for when you need to recover from a night of inebriation).
There’s also a private restaurant from Michelin star chef Shaun Hergatt if want a break from your apartment’s custom-eat in kitchen, and the billiards room and library (which can be used as a venue for cocktail parties) serve as the perfect balm to the bustle and chaos of NYC.
But the best part? The building’s wine cellar. With capacity to store as many as 1,932 bottles and a multi-unit HVAC system that ensures stable temperature and humidity conditions, vino aficionados at 432 Park Avenue will be safe in the knowledge that their favourite Sangiovese vintages will be taken care of.
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