The 10 most absurdly expensive homes for sale in New York City

1 Central Park South #1809StreeteasyFashion designer Tommy Hilfiger’s $US75 million Plaza Hotel penthouse is the fourth most expensive listing in Manhattan.

New York ranks third in the world for the highest residential real estate prices per square foot, according to a recent report by Savills World Research.

When we asked online real estate and rental marketplace Zillow to comb its database for the most expensive listings across New York’s five boroughs, we weren’t surprised to learn that the top 10 are clustered on the island of Manhattan, a unique market where condos sell for $US100 million and townhouses for as much as $US120 million.

Keep scrolling to see the 10 most outrageously expensive listings in New York City.

10. 23 East 22nd Street PH

Price: $US72 million

The penthouse at 23 East 22 Street -- also known as One Madison -- is the 'crowning jewel' of one of the tallest residential towers in downtown Manhattan. The 7,600-square-foot penthouse has 360-degree views of the surrounding city, including the neighbouring Madison Square Park. It was put on the market by billionaire Rupert Murdoch earlier this year.

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9. 145-146 Central Park West #PH26C

Price: $US75 million

The penthouse of the San Remo, one of Manhattan's most celebrity-filled buildings, sits atop one of the building's distinctive twin towers. The listing notes that Penthouse 26c is a triplex, rising high over Central Park's green expanses. Owner Demi Moore listed the property earlier this year.

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8. 10 West Street PH

Price: $US75 million

At the height of The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, this duplex penthouse at 10 West Street looks down on the neighbouring Financial District. The listing is actually for two penthouses (one at 7,500 square feet and one at 3,600 square feet) being sold as one. According to the listing they can be 'seamlessly' combined.

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7. 1 Central Park South #1809

Price: $US75 million

The Dome Penthouse at The Plaza Hotel is rarely offered for sale. The duplex has fantastic views of Central Park and 24-hour 'luxury white glove' service courtesy of the hotel, including valet, maid, and food service. Recently featured in the book 'Living in Style New York,' fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger re-listed the property in May after it failed to sell a year ago.

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6. 432 Park Avenue #PH88

Price: $US76.5 million

This full-floor penthouse is a part of the newest super tall development, 432 Park Avenue. The brand-new building features full 10'x10' floor-to-ceiling windows and 12-and-a-half-foot ceilings.

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5. 1009 Fifth Avenue

Price: $US80 million

Rising eight stories and spread out over 20,000 square feet, this landmarked Beaux-Arts townhouse on Fifth Avenue was built in 1901. The listing calls it 'one of New York's most significant properties.' Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim listed the home, known as Benjamin N. Duke House, earlier this year, according to Curbed.

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4. 432 Park Avenue #PH93

Price: $US81 million

Another penthouse at the giant 432 Park Avenue development, this is largely the same full-floor unit as #PH88 -- just slightly bigger.

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3. 635 West 42nd Street #45FL

Price: $US85 million

This listing is for the entire 45th floor of the Atelier building, a condo development on Manhattan's far west side. The sale price includes $US2 million in construction fees, so the buyer can turn the entire floor into a single residence. Bonus: The apartment comes with a yacht worth $US1 million, with five years of pre-paid docking fees.

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2. 150 West 56th Street PH

Price: $US100 million

This triplex penthouse is touted as the 'highest terraced residence in the United States.' Each of the three levels have 360-degree views of the surrounding city and there's a private elevator to take you straight up to the 8,000-square-foot penthouse. Long Island real estate developer Steven Klar listed the residence two years ago.

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1. 12-16 East 62nd Street

Price: $US120 million

Another combined unit, 12-16 East 62nd Street takes up most of the block between Fifth and Madison Avenues. It includes three townhouses that are currently set up as individual apartments, but can be converted to a single-family home. The New York Post reports that the 'notoriously secretive' Brazilian billionaire banking family the Safras listed the property.

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