As a New Yorker at heart, I will always love this city no matter where I travel. And even though the city’s energetic vibe and pure wonder will always captivate me, I understand that every city has its cons. New York City has been and always will be a beacon of hope for those looking to move forward in life, either personally or professionally. And because of its sheer popularity and connection with finance, success and fame, it has earned itself a spot on the list of most expensive places to live in the country. So, which houses cost so much money that the Big Apple constantly finds itself situated very high on that list? Let’s find out.


12-16 East 62nd Street | $120 million

I figured we would start off the list with the most expensive building. Technically speaking, this “house” is a series of neighboring townhouses all interconnected to form one large building. The series of houses is so expansive that it takes up the better half of the block. The townhouses were originally built in the late 1870s but later rebuilt in a neo-French classic style; the houses feature extravagant indoor furnishings and decor, with a bevy of fireplaces and gorgeous wood paneling. The houses offer a combined total of 30,000 square feet of space.


The 45th Floor of the Atelier | $85 million

This entry is an apartment of sorts. Similar to the townhouses of East 62nd Street, the entirety of the 45th floor has been combined to create one mega-apartment. The apartment features all-glass walls that provide a fantastic view of New York’s infamous skyline, wide open spaces and a contemporary design throughout. However, what really makes the apartment stand out is its added features, which include a yacht, courtyard season tickets to the Brooklyn Nets and a rental for a place in the Hamptons during the summer, among other things. This is one of the few situations where the amenities are better than the apartment itself.


1009 Fifth Avenue | $80 million


The first and only entry on this list to not be a series of interconnected houses/apartments, the house, dubbed the “Benjamin N. Duke House” has some history behind it; it is one of the last few Central Park-facing pre-war homes. The interior of the building features exactly what you would expect from an extravagant pre-war building. The mansion offers 20,000 square feet of living space.


These are only a few of New York City’s most expensive homes. With how large New York City is, there are certainly many more to be featured on this list. Stay tuned for next month’s update.