Take A Tour Of NYC's Biggest Home Sale Of The Year

It's no secret that New York City is an insane market when it comes to real estate — tiny apartments often sell for far, far more than they would in any other city, particularly if they're in a desirable neighborhood. However, a recent sale takes the cake for sky-high property prices in the Big Apple. An incredible penthouse on Billionaire's Row recently sold for a staggering $70.5 million, as New York Post reported, making the luxurious apartment the biggest sale of the year — and the biggest sale since April 2021.

The staggering sale price still wasn't what the owner was initially hoping for, as it was once listed for $90 million and most recently for a lower (yet still hefty) $79 million. However, the owner snagged two condos on the unit to transform into the massive penthouse for $62 million in 2016, so he or she is still coming out ahead.

The building itself, 432 Park Avenue, has abundant amenities accessible to guests, as the StreetEasy listing highlights, meaning the owner is getting even more than a jaw-dropping penthouse. Just by virtue of living in the luxury high-rise, the owner of the penthouse has access to an indoor swimming pool and fitness center with spa, including a sauna, steam, and massage rooms, a yoga studio, outdoor terrace, private restaurant, library, billiards room, onsite parking garage complete with valet services, and of course, a 24-hour doorman.

Read on to learn more about this breathtaking property.

Priceless views and an abundance of space

While most New York City apartments are seriously lacking in terms of square footage, that's certainly not an issue with this property — as per the StreetEasy listing, there's a whopping 8,054 square feet of living space in the condominium. This sizable square footage is partly because two condominiums were combined into one master unit, which also is the reason the home takes up a full floor of the building. That's right — you don't even have to worry about neighbors on either side of your walls.

The unit is on the 82nd floor of the building, which means there are priceless 360-degree views of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. With a view like that, you obviously want to highlight it as much as possible, which the design of the property does very well. The listing specifies that there are large 10-foot by 10-foot windows throughout the apartment, so you'll be able to take in the view as you move through the luxurious space. And there's also window seating throughout, providing the perfect spot to sit and gaze out at the city from various rooms in the home. This, paired with the soaring nearly 13-foot-high ceilings and white oak flooring, means the entire space feels like a bright, airy paradise in the sky.

And, if you're the type who loves to entertain, the nearly 1,100 square foot Great Room makes an ideal venue to do so.

Entertain your guests in luxury

The home's floor plan is cleverly designed to keep particular areas separate, with the massive master suite along one side, all the guest bedrooms along the other, and the main living spaces clustered towards the center of it all. Plus, the entire condominium has centrally controlled, state-of-the-art climate and security systems, as per the StreetEasy listing, so your guests will be both safe and comfortable the entire visit.

A large chef's kitchen, roughly 33 feet by 13 feet, features chic wood cabinetry, statement light fixtures, open shelving to display certain pieces, and high-end stainless steel appliances, making the space a chef's dream. The focal point in the room is the massive island, which features a unique design that incorporates a marble waterfall countertop as well as wood detailing and a second tier to the island. It's also an eat-in kitchen, with a spot nestled by a row of windows perfect for setting up a dining table and chairs for relaxed meals. As a bonus, the Great Room is beside the kitchen, so it's easy to prepare bites or beverages for entertaining and bring them right through.

And, if inviting guests for movie night or to check out the big game sounds like the ideal way to spend an evening, you can simply shepherd them through to the large media room for checking out your film or sport of choice on the big screen.

A seriously show stopping master suite

As you might expect with a luxury property, the master suite is an absolute stunner — and since it's somewhat separated from the other bedrooms and the common living areas, as the StreetEasy listing floor plan highlights, it's also a private haven for the owners.

Once you step through the master vestibule, dropping off your outerwear and accessories in the dedicated coat room and shoe room, you can head into a sizable master bedroom. There are plenty of windows that let in all that natural light and provide gorgeous city views from the very moment you wake up. Attached to the master bedroom is an ensuite bathroom, and just a few steps away, there's a second, even larger, master bathroom. The second bathroom features double sinks as well as a freestanding tub positioned right in front of a large window, so you can soak in the bubbles while soaking in the city lights at night.

From the larger master bathroom, you walk through a long dressing hall, and there's a separate dressing room as well — it could be set up as a his-and-hers dressing room situation or simply be reserved for one owner with a particularly incredible wardrobe in need of plenty of storage space.

Finally, on the other side of the dressing hall is an office, so the owner could have his or her own office within the master suite. The master suite packs in everything a NYC power couple could need.