Penthouse Atop the Ritz-Carlton Fulfills Childhood Dreams for $49M

Imagine living in one of the most exclusive residences on Billionaires Row for under $50 million, quite the bargain when others have paid upwards of double that. While the prestige factor is undeniable, the two-story penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton offers what no amount of money could possibly recreate…total unobstructed views of Central Park. It’s a children’s fairytale for adults, with views of the top 10 landmarks in Central Park, including the zoo, the carousel, Literary Walk, the boats and the gardens. With complete hotel amenities from room service to pool access, the $49 million penthouse truly fulfills childhood dreams.

As one of only 12 ritzy residences atop the Ritz, it is spectacularly scaled for the grandest entertaining. From the 700-square-foot terrace to the vast ballroom to the 40+ oversized windows with panoramic views, there is much splendor to take in. Other features include two limestone gas fireplaces, two private landings for the elevators, an oversized master suite, chef’s kitchen, dining room, and the list goes on and on. Originally planned as a 5-bedroom and 4.5-bath, it is now configured with an extravagantly spacious three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, but can easily be converted back.

Substitute the Ritz for the Plaza, and this duplex penthouse offers the life of Eloise at the Plaza. Besides the wonderful hotel perks, Lincoln Center, Broadway, The MET, MOMA, Carnegie Hall, Fifth and Madison Avenues are also just moments away.

The 5,623-square-foot spread is listed with Irena Brownstein of The Corcoran Group.