For some of us who aren’t part of the rich-and-famous 1% of America, having a home in the heart of New York which is both affordable and has fantastic views is simply not an option. However, should you wish to salivate over a drop-dead gorgeous property smack dab in the middle of New York which offers breathtaking views of the city, feast your eyes on this $14.5 million penthouse.This property sits on the penthouse of the Ritz Carlton on Little West Street in Manhattan and it is everything a posh New Yorker could ever dream of owning. The corner living room is bathed in natural light thanks to floor-to-ceilings, is furnished with high-quality couches, tasteful wood furniture and even comes with a wood-burning fireplace.Crossing the threshold will take you towards the heart of the home: the walk-in kitchen. This room boasts lovely tiled floors, granite countertops as well as top-of-the-line appliances from Miele, Viking and Sub-Zero. The dining room has enough seating for six (although we’re sure a bigger table can easily fit there), plus has access to a spacious outdoor balcony where you can enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New York harbour. But the real highlight of this listing has to be the enormous corner master bedroom. The walk-in closet is outfitted with custom millwork and the en-suite marble bathroom features dual vanities, a large soaking tub and a walk-in shower big enough to have a party inside (not that we’re suggesting anything – or maybe we are?). This listing’s three other bedrooms are also quite spacious, have their own ensuite, walk-in closets and are neutral in color, save for this adorable soft pink-walled room perfect for a young child.Living in the Ritz Carlton’s penthouse means, of course, owners of this swanky place also have 5-star service which includes white-glove service, 24-hour concierge and staff, housekeeping, room service, valet parking and access to the fitness centre and spa.
[ Source: Sotheby’s ]