A Light-Filled Duplex Penthouse Atop Manhattan’s Iconic Dakota Building Wants $7M

There is nothing quite like The Dakota, an esteemed co-op building that sits rich in history on the Upper West Side. To live in such a distinguished Manhattan apartment is like being New York City royalty. And, perched above the wondrous city, this unique Dakota duplex penthouse with an octagonal cupola just listed for $6.95 million.

Built in 1884, the Dakota has been home to many high-profile figures over the years, including John Lennon, Judy Garland, Roberta Flack, and Leonard Bernstein. Designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, who also designed the Plaza Hotel, the Dakota is a cherished piece of New York City’s architecture. And this penthouse is a beautiful piece of it.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence has a sophisticated and modern design with rooms that hold unparalleled character. As guests enter, they are greeted with soaring 25’ ceilings and a floating glass staircase. Natural light dances through every space with ease as the penthouse is covered with huge windows and glass doors. Though, a wood-burning fireplace and warm oak floors balance the ample brightness for a great homey feel.

The octagonal cupola holding a media room is the highlight of the main floor. Then, on the second level, both bedrooms and the 500-square-foot roof terrace await. This outdoor space looks out to views of the Dakota rooftops, so a new owner can always feel connected to the building’s architecture and the city itself.

Lois Nasser of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing at the legendary building.