Sky-High Luxury – Inside New York’s Top Penthouses

August 15, 2015 • lifestyle • Views: 4131

The very expression of luxury – penthouse life, is the ultimate must if you are rich, famous and want to have the most exclusive bite of the Big Apple. Sky-high, with breath-taking vistas over New York, this city’s penthouses comprise some of the most overwhelming interiors and exteriors. This type of architecture integrates the living area with the inspiring horizon, challenging our notion of space and proportions.

It was truly difficult to shortlist our choice of the most inspiring New York penthouses, but with team effort, here is what we call at DYH – designs at its best.

Old Clock Tower Penthouse


This stunning triplex penthouse resides in a transformed old clock tower located in the trendy DUMBO neighbourhood. This jaw-dropping penthouse offers you 360 degrees view of the city, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. The unique feature, of course, is the four massive clocks installed in 14-foot-high windows on each wall. The penthouse also has built in glass elevator and ceilings up to 50 feet in height.

Rupert Murdoch’s Manhattan Penthouse

rupert murdoch penthouse

For just under $60 Million you would have the chance to dip into Rupert Murdoch’s 4-storey penthouse on One Madison. Hosting one of the most exclusive, high-rise residents in Manhattan, the luxury skyscraper quickly became the “It” building downtown, having its 60 levels sold immediately upon release.

Chelsea Duplex Penthouse

Penthouse 7

This astonishing duplex penthouse by Marie Burgos Design comprises floor to ceiling glass windows, offering unparalleled views of Manhattan. The modern interior is just a complement to the spectacular scenery of the city that never sleeps. And just imagine all the glittering lights at night – wow!

Manhattan artist’s loft

Penthouse 8

Comprising bold art and inspiring features, this truly unique home is located in the prestigious Upper West Side of Manhattan. The luxury artist’s loft bursts with inimitable architecture and design making the space a liveable work of art. The double-height living room was initially used as a massive sculpting studio, adding to the unparalleled creative atmosphere of this penthouse.

Thompson Penthouse


Part of the SIXTY boutique hotel, this penthouse comprises tons of style and character. The 1060s modernist décor is a key feature to the interior showcasing some the iconic classic furniture designs of the century, not to mention the magnificent views of New York City.

Anne Hathaway’s Penthouse

anna hathaways penthouse

Designed by interior design guru David Howell & Company, Anna Hathaway’s penthouse home combines subtle colour scheme and modern, clutter-free interior. The awe-inspiring views of New York across the Hudson River is what makes this living space invaluable.


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