The Most Expensive Home In The U.S. Just Hit The Market for $250 Million

Most Expensive NYC Penthouse, Staircase Sunset City View
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Introducing world’s tallest and most expensive private residence & terrace in the United States, the triplex Penthouse at Central Park Tower, rising 1,416 feet above Manhattan.

New York’s Central Park Tower already holds the record for world’s tallest residential condominium, at 1,550 feet high. Now, the man behind the development of the Billionaires’ Row mega-tower, Gary Barnett, is shooting to set yet another record, aiming to achieve the country’s highest-ever home sale price for world’s tallest home.

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The asking price for this incredible triplex penthouse now sits at $250 million, which currently makes it the most expensive listing in the U.S., topping the $225 million listing for Michael Eisner’s California estate. If the asking price is realized, the Central Park Tower penthouse would be the country’s most expensive home sold to date.

Photo by Evan Joseph
Photo by Evan Joseph
Photo by Evan Joseph

The residence spans the entire 129th, 130th and 131st floor and has more than 17,500 square feet of indoor space and over 1,400 square feet of outdoor space. The home has ceilings with heights reaching up to 30 feet with a stunning winding artistic staircase connecting the floors. The 131st floor is currently designed as a private ballroom or could be used for entertainment purposes. The massive price tag is mostly warranted because of the private, roughly 1,400-square-foot terrace with views looking out over the city, Central Park and the Hudson and East rivers. However, developer Gary Barnett emphasized that “the building’s height makes the penthouse ‘unique in the world.’ How many things can you really say that about?”