The largest don’t necessarily mean the priciest however
It feels like almost every other week that we hear about millions being shelled out on creating new megamansions across the city whether it be in the West Village (and so many of them in that neighborhood) or in Brooklyn Heights, but what about the already existing largest homes in the city? Neighborhood X decided to investigate and they’ve now put out a graph of the 17 largest residences currently on the market—townhouses, freestanding houses, co-ops, and condos—in the city.
No surprises here but most of the largest homes on the market are concentrated in Manhattan, with a few available in the Bronx. Topping the list are two adjacent Upper East Side townhouses at 14-16 East 62nd Street, which were previously being sold together with a third one. This listing spans 25,641 square feet, and is asking $75 million. That stretch of East 62nd Street has quite the offering of massive, uber-pricey homes.
Outside of Manhattan, the largest listing is the 17,354-square-foot townhouse at 3 Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn Heights, which is still asking $40 million. The homes listed in the Bronx are a 15,000-square-foot house in Fieldston asking $7.25 million, and another 15,000-square-foot mansion in Riverdale asking $8 million.
Largest size does not of course automatically mean the priciest listing as Neighborhood X’s list will show you. The priciest pad on that list is a $120 million co-op at 834 Fifth Avenue, which at 12,000-square-feet, is the smallest on Neighborhood X’s list.
Some of the apartments on the list have some pretty interesting stories as well. The Beekman Place mansion was built for legendary CBS chairman William Paley. The mansion at 39 East 72nd Street was once home to Gloria Vanderbilt, and the brokerbabble for 635 West 42nd Street has the following to say about the $50 million listing:
“This unit comes with a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Dinner for 2 monthly at Daniel’s Restaurant for a year, Court side season tickets to the Brooklyn Nets for a season, A private Butler for 1 year, a personal chef for 1 year and use of a Hamptons mansion for the Summer Season.”