NYC Penthouse Has City’s Highest Deck

Set on the 90th floor, the 945sqm pile also boasts some rather impressive views.

By Helena Madden 09/08/2021

If you’re one to boast, read on. The highest private deck for sale in New York could be yours, suspended at a vertigo-inducing 280 metres above street level and conveniently attached to this spectacular penthouse.

Around 10 years ago, Hudson Yards was storage for Long Island Rail Road trains. Now, the west-side locale is the site of the Shed art museum, numerous office buildings and that controversial latticed-metal centrepiece designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

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The condo boasts sprawling city views and a notable metal neighbour. Tim Fisher Photography

The neighbourhood’s other big bet is a collection of condo buildings, among them 35 Hudson Yards, which, at over 300-metres is one of the tallest residential towers in New York City. David Childs of architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the soaring skyscraper—a challenge, as it had to be built on a platform over the old rail yard, rather than on more solid ground. It makes sense, then, that a penthouse at this address would be similarly above-it-all.

Naturally, the penthouse, which is asking approx. $80 million, has great views. But it’s also suitably private and spans the entire 90th floor, so there are no immediate neighbours. Altogether it’s a 945sqm, six-bed, six-and-a-half-bath parcel, with a great room that’s over 90sqm all on its own and 42sqm of outdoor space for alfresco entertaining.

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The breakfast nook inside the light-filled penthouse. Colin Miller

Top-of-the-line materials and devices were implemented in the kitchen, including a full suite of Gaggenau appliances and Smallbone cabinetry, plus an opal-white-marble island, counters and backsplash. In addition to the many bedrooms and living areas, the penthouse also comes with separate rooms for a home gym and an office.

Residents can take advantage of all of the amenities that 35 Hudson Yards has to offer, including a private lounge, theatre, children’s playroom and boardroom. As an added bonus, the condos are perched on top of the Equinox Hotel, which has 60,000 square feet of fitness facilities, a SoulCycle studio and indoor and outdoor pools.

Still, in a city where developers regularly compete to build the tallest skyscraper, the bragging rights for owning such a lofty vantage point is easily the sweetest part of the deal. So long as you’re not scared of heights.

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