Central Park Tower and many of its residences are dominated by superlatives. Central Park Tower in New York is the world’s tallest residential building, located on Billionaires’ Row, and many of its residences are some of the highest you can live in in the world.
Within those residences, Residence 123, which spans the entirety of the 123rd floor, is the most expensive residence listed in the building at $65.75 million. The five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom residence spans 7,074 square feet and has jaw-dropping 360-degree views of New York City and its glittering skyline.
This floating home in the sky has private elevators that open into the private reception gallery and continues through the foyer. There’s even a private foyer for the owner or those staying in the primary bedroom, as the primary bedroom, bathroom and closet takes up an entire wing of the home. In addition to the bedrooms, there is a large grand salon, family room, spacious kitchen, library, and sitting room.
Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the entire apartment, so you’ll be guaranteed an incredible view of the city whether you’re enjoying tea in the library or reading a book in the sitting room.
Within the ultra-private residence, each room has a chic, elevated, yet bespoke, vibe and no rooms feel exactly the same. Of the many impressive features and materials, the black marble primary bathroom, featuring a deep soaking tub overlooking the city, stands out. There is also a grand piano in the living room and plenty of prime wall space perfect for art collectors to showcase their pieces.
Not only is the expansive layout enticing for a New York City home, but the design is second to none. AD100 designer Bryan Brown is responsible for Residence 123’s immaculate interiors. He was inspired by the views and wanted the backdrop to take center stage, so he designed the apartment with soft materials and warm, neutral tones that evoke a comfortable vibe. Materials like soft, silk fabrics add sumptuous texture and a dynamic feel to the apartment. Artistic finishes, like sculptural light fixtures, also add a high-end design touch.
“In this grand Central Park Tower home, we took our inspiration from the outdoors, meaning that it was imperative we approach the room design as the centerpiece being the amazing Central Park and Manhattan skyline views,” Bryan Brown tells Forbes. “A majority of the furnishings in this expansive residence were made custom to suit the scale of the space. Since the space is a home in the sky that is surrounded by glass, we added lots of warm and soft materials that are natural to make the home feel comfortable, livable and inviting.”
The project was developed by Extell Development, the same firm that many of New York City’s nearby luxury buildings like One57, One Manhattan Square, 555 West End Avenue and many more. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture are responsible for building Central Park Tower and adding the 1,550-foot building beautifully to the New York City skyline.
“This will be the only condominium in Manhattan to offer impeccable hotel-level hospitality and services and anticipate a buyers’ needs before they even know they have them,” says Joaquin Stearns, senior vice president of development at Extell Development Company. “In addition to the exquisite architecture, gracious floorplans, fine finishes and the extraordinary views that define our homes, we have the most amenities on Billionaires’ Row.”
The aptly named tower is located at 217 West 57th between Broadway and 7th Avenue and has magnificent views over Central Park. If you choose to leave the comfort of your massive residence, the building’s amenities include Central Park Club, a private members’-only club with more than 50,000 square feet of luxury amenities like a private pool, restaurant, sundeck, fitness club, spa and more.
The 100th floor also has a private ballroom, dining room, bars, full-service kitchen and wine and cigar lounges.
“We also enlisted celebrity lifestyle planner Colin Cowie as the building’s exclusive lifestyle specialist and event planner,” Stearns say. “Activated by Colin’s expert team, Central Park Tower will feature celebrity chefs that include Alfred Portale, Laurent Tourondel and Gabriel Kreuther, who will create an unparalleled food and beverage program.”
It’s one of the highest residences you can live in in the world and definitely one of the highest in New York City. The prime location on Billionaires’ Row also means you’re close to designer shopping, theaters, Michelin-starred restaurants and some of New York’s most exciting attractions.
“As the tallest residential building in the world, Central Park Tower was a massive undertaking with complex construction and took over a decade in coming to fruition,” Stearns says. “We also wanted to provide our buyers with an unmatched lifestyle and curated amenity experience where everything they could possibly need is under one roof.”