Try Before You Buy: An Ultra-Pricey Penthouse on Billionaire’s Row Is Up for Sale and for Rent

Billionaire’s Row in Manhattan, home to some of the top names in finance like Citadel’s Ken Griffin and Third Point Capital’s Daniel Loeb, has a newcomer to its undeniably elite market. On the 88th floor of the supertall One57 building, a 6,200-square-foot full-floor penthouse is one pricey listing asking $39 million. However, it has a rare ‘try before you buy’ aspect. For wealthy buyers wondering if they should take the plunge, Penthouse 88 is also one of the most expensive rentals in NYC at the moment, priced at $122,000/month.

So, what does one get for these lofty sums? The grand living room is cloaked in floor-to-ceiling windows to capture endless views of Central Park. Beautiful chandeliers and ornate moldings are just a few design highlights within this show-stopping gathering space. The chef’s kitchen is just as open-concept, complete with top-of-the-line appliances and a center island with sleek black countertops.

Serving up a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the penthouse presents ample places to nap elegantly. The primary suite sits in its own corner, boasting a 22-foot-long walk-in closet and two separate bathrooms with a marble-carved soaker tub and a walk-in shower room. Each of the other four bedrooms is filled with light and fine finishes, too.

Perhaps a figure with abundant cash to spend can rent a stylish Connecticut getaway with a pool and this NYC spot during the summer to get a taste of both locales. Of course, the Hamptons is always calling, too. Jeremy Hu and Monica Chou of LEVEN Real Estate share the listing.