Three-floor penthouse in Manhattan goes on the market for US$100 mil.


AP

NEW YOR — What will US$100 million buy you in New York City’s real estate market? Apparently, a really good view.

An exclusive listing is offering an octagon-shaped penthouse in midtown-Manhattan that boasts three floors of living space, panoramic views of the city, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a wine room for 1,000 bottles.

And that’s not all.

The 8,000-square-foot (743-sq.-meter) apartment on West 56th Street has its own elevator and wraparound terraces on three floors. It is possible to see nearly all of the city’s bridges from its 135 windows.

The penthouse is being sold by Long Island real estate developer Steven Klar, who purchased it for 4.5 million in 1993 and spent at least as much renovating it.

Klar told The New York Times he has decided to sell it because his 5-year-old son “could potentially get out on the terraces.”

The triplex, occupying the 73rd through the 75th floors, is the exclusive listing of Raphael De Niro, a broker with Prudential Douglas Elliman and the son of actor Robert de Niro. He said the terraces offer the highest outdoor residential space in the city.