New York City Mega-Penthouse at 555 West End Ave Asks $42M

The luxury condominiums at 555 West End Avenue have reimagined their crown jewel. Their two penthouse units perched high above the Upper West Side—the Terrace Penthouse, which is listed for $22.5 million, and the Solarium Penthouse that is listed for $18 million—can now be purchased together and combined. United, this would be more of a palace than a penthouse. With a price tag of $42 million, the buyer pool for such a lavish opportunity is slim, but whoever nabs it will have a one-of-a-kind city home.

Housed at a historic address, a Beaux-Arts building that was once Beaux-Arts Catholic School, the penthouse spares no detail in its pursuit of over-the-top luxury and comfort. The Solarium Penthouse originally stood as the school’s gymnasium, and as a result enjoys a great room with barrel-vaulted ceilings and endless walls of windows. Not to be outdone, the Terrace Penthouse adds great outdoor allure with a wraparound terrace as well as a private full-floor rooftop.

Combined, the mega-penthouse would span 8,429 square feet, count 6 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms, and encompass two full floors. There’s an additional 3,100 square feet of outdoor space, most from the Terrace Apartment. The melding of the units will create a vast floor plan with all bedrooms on the lower level so upstairs is all about entertaining spaces. Special amenities like a private elevator and pet spa continue to set it apart.

Alexa Lambert of Compass and Cathy Taub of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.