You would be hard-pressed to find a New Yorker who hasn’t dreamed about living in one of the supertall luxury condos along Billionaire’s Row. W. 57th street has one of the highest concentrated real estate values in New York City. Many of these luxury skyscrapers measure similar height to the Empire State Building, like 432 Park Ave and 111 West 57th Street, each measuring around 1400 feet tall.
Billionaire’s Row buildings have broken records, like One57, with the most expensive apartments to sell in NYC at the time, purchased by Michael Dell for $100.5 million. Meanwhile, Central Park Tower is the tallest residential building on the Manhattan skyline, not to mention the whole country. Meanwhile, the record for the most expensive home sold in NYC was broken again by Kenneth C. Griffin when he bought the top three floors of 220 Central Park South for a whopping $238 million.
It’s not just ultra-rich New Yorkers who are attracted to the lavish luxury skyscrapers on Billionaire’s Row. The top penthouse at 432 Park Avenue was sold to Saudi property developer Hawaz Al Hokair for a sale price of $87.7 million. In fact, many foreign billionaires have invested in luxury real estate in the area for various reasons, but they don’t always live in them. Despite the popularity of these insane luxury condos, there’s a new high rise just down the street that’s garnering attention.
A New Playground for NYC Billionaires
Giving Extell Development a run for their money, Foster + Partners is bringing a brand new iconic residential building to Midtown Manhattan. Selene is a new 63-story skyscraper with billionaires’ row nyc apartments located just off Park Avenue. It is officially open for occupancy, and anyone who visits the building for the first time will immediately see its unparalleled beauty. In fact, many argue the city and park views from this location top those from Billionaire’s Row.
The luxury building hosts 94 immaculate homes ranging from modern lofts, tower residences, full floor apartment nyc, and a two-story penthouse, all with plenty of square feet to keep you comfortable. Each home offers grand living with massive floor-to-ceiling windows that let in boundless natural light. The dramatic architectural bones leave little to be desired with end finishes like concrete ceilings, custom millwork, marble countertops, and wire-brushed oak cabinetry.
With absolutely no detail left unnoticed during the design, it’s no surprise that the building’s amenities resemble that of a five-star hotel. Residences are met with a fireside lobby as soon as they enter the building, where they’ll be hit with the heavenly smell radiating from Le Jardinier, the Michelin-starred restaurant that resides on the first two floors. In addition, residents will have direct elevator access to the restaurant run by Chef Alain Verzeroli, plus special seating privileges.
The private pool resembles a spa-oasis with sunlit bamboo and granite accents throughout. The spa feel continues with private treatment rooms for massages, steam rooms, saunas, and a windowed wellness retreat.
No expense was spared in the fitness lounge, which has been equipped with the most modern exercise equipment on the market, including the beloved Peloton bike. With floor-to-ceiling windows as well, the gym overlooks the tree-lined 53rd street, giving residents a relaxing view as they work out.
Selene isn’t the first important architectural structure to pop up on 53rd Street. There are a ton of famous buildings already lining one of New York’s most important streets. Surrounding Selene you’ll find the Seagram Building, Citicorp Center, the “Lipstick Building,” the CBS Building, the Lever House, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Of course, residents will be delighted to hear that the famous Fifth Avenue shopping is just right outside their doorstep. Big names like Balenciaga, Dior, and Fendi are right at your fingertips. Not to mention all the world-class culinary stars that make Manhattan their home, like Sugarfish, the Lobster Club, Le Bernadin, the Modern, the Polo Bar, and of course, Selene’s own Le Jardinier. Plus, the south end of Central Park is just a quick stroll away.