I toured the most expensive condo for sale in a Billionaires' Row skyscraper in NYC, a $58.5 million residence that spans the entire 87th floor. Here's what it looks like inside.

Katie Warren/Business InsiderThe view of Central Park from One57.

New York City is no stranger to pricey penthouses perched at the top of towering skyscrapers.

But these days, the buildings are getting taller, and the bar for luxury is being raised even higher. A bevy of supertall luxury residential towers are rising on Billionaires’ Row, an area in Manhattan just south of Central Park that’s home to some of the most expensive residences in the world.

157 W. 57th St., known as One57, is one of these Billionaires’ Row towers, many of which are still under construction. One57 was completed in 2014.

The first 39 floors of One57 are taken up by the Park Hyatt hotel, while the 95 condos occupy the rest of the tower.

One57 briefly held the record for the most expensive home ever sold in New York City when the Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell bought the $US100 million penthouse in 2018. That record was shattered in January when the billionaire hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin paid $US238 million for a penthouse at 220 Central Park South, a neighbouring Billionaires’ Row skyscraper.

On One57’s 87th floor condo is a full-floor, four-bedroom residence on the market for $US58.5 million. It’s the most expensive condo for sale in the building and the highest remaining unit available, according to the listing agent, Kyle Blackmon.

Here’s a look inside the $US58.5 million Billionaires’ Row condo.


On a recent spring afternoon, I took the train up to midtown Manhattan to check out 157 W. 57th St., the luxury skyscraper on Billionaires’ Row known as One57.

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One57 is one of a bevy of supertall luxury towers rising on Billionaires’ Row, an area in Manhattan just south of Central Park that has some of the most expensive homes in the world. Many are still under construction, but One57 was completed in 2014.

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Condos on Billionaires’ Row have broken sales records. In 2014, the Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell bought the $US100.5 million penthouse at One57, the most expensive home ever sold in NYC at the time. In January, the billionaire Ken Griffin shattered that record when he paid $US238 million for a penthouse at nearby 220 Central Park South.

Katie Warren/Business InsiderKen Griffin bought a $US238 million penthouse at 220 Central Park South.

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Stepping into One57’s grand entryway felt like entering a high-end hotel. The chandelier, the luxe leather furniture, and the large-scale artwork all gave a feeling of opulence.

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We took the elevator up to the 87th floor via a private keyed elevator and stepped into a stylish corridor complete with a skylight.

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The condo opens into a grand entryway. The listing agent, Kyle Blackmon of Compass, gave me an exclusive tour of the luxury condo.

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The massive great room features floor-to-ceiling windows facing Central Park. The north side of the residence spans 57 feet of park frontage.

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The four-bedroom condo has 6,234 square feet of living space.

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The great room is large enough to be broken up into several separate sitting areas.

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A formal dining room in the northwest corner can seat 12 people.

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A long hallway leads from the great room to the bedrooms. The residence would be ideal for an art collector, Blackmon told me.

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The condo’s master suite is in the southeast corner of the floor.

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The design of the building allows for the master suite to have the same unobstructed Central Park views as the great room.

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Looking out from the master bedroom’s north-facing window, I almost felt like I was floating in the middle of Central Park.

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Looking below, I was fascinated to see the older skyscrapers now being dwarfed by the supertall towers sprouting up on Billionaires’ Row.

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The wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows of the master bedroom offer views facing north, east, and south, toward the Empire State Building.

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The master suite also includes a 22-foot-wide dressing room.

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The master bathroom, which is outfitted with Italian marble, comes with dual vanities and steamed showers. The glass-enclosed wet room can turn into a steam room.

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The custom Waterworks Belvedere air-jet soaking tub is carved from a single chunk of marble.

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The condo has three other bedrooms in addition to the master suite.

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They’re all on the west side of the floor, giving them views of the Hudson River.

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Looking out the condo’s west-facing windows, you can see the rising Central Park Tower (left) — now the tallest residential building in New York City — and 220 Central Park South (right).

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One of the bedrooms could be set up as a den or a home office.

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The chef’s kitchen comes with custom cabinetry and Miele appliances.

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In addition to a Sub-Zero wine cooler, the kitchen comes with dual built-in refrigerators.

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It also includes a smaller, informal dining area.

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After my tour, it seemed to me that those willing to drop $US58.5 million on an apartment in a building like One57 are paying mostly for the views and the prestige of being able to say they live on New York City’s Billionaires’ Row.

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