5 Tudor City Place Sky Castle

New York City’s loftier apartments are often enough to make a man weep (particularly if that man is sitting by the window of his cardboard box-sized studio apartment on the 5th floor walkup of a dilapidated tenement building, looking out into a gloomy bricked shaft-way and listening to aggressively sexual pigeons on heat).

This apartment, the penthouse at 5 Tudor City Place, NYC, featured in movies including SpidermanThe Godfather: Part IIIBullets Over Broadway, and The Peacemaker, is only a two bedroom, but the double-height casement windows, wood-burning fireplaces, and ornamented terraces make the place looks like some stately home. It’s 4.5 million, which doesn’t seem like so much, but maintenance is over $8,000 a month, or the best part of $100k a year. That’s a lot.

Full estate agent blurb below:

As you enter this penthouse at 5 Tudor City Place, you are instantly met with dramatic 17 foot ceilings and more than nineteen triple height casement windows that frame the Manhattan skyline to the East River. The splendor continues throughout this 2 bed/2 bath “castle in the sky” with an enormous wood-burning fireplace (working), beautiful hardwood floors and a private professionally landscaped (lit and irrigated) garden terrace. This apartment is ideal for entertaining for either large groups or more intimate dinner parties where its grandeur is sure to impress. Updated and in excellent condition PH7 is turnkey and ready for its next chapter to be written. Tudor City is a historic district in Midtown Manhattan developed in the 1920s by Fred F. French. Named for the Elizabethan Tudor Dynasty, the areas Tudor style residences have a touch of the English cottage or castle about them. Gargoyles, dragons, and other mythic creatures perch on Tudor City rooftops; tapestries and stained glass adorn the lobbies; and building exteriors feature detailed stonework and inscriptions. The complex includes restaurants, a hotel, grocery, a gourmet deli, and convenience stores, a hair salon, laundry and dry cleaners. An afternoon in one of Tudor City’s parks is typically tranquil, far removed from the frenetic pace of the rest of midtown. This impeccably well run building includes an enormous fitness center, full time doorman, laundry room and convenience store in the lobby. Residents enjoy a sense of community, easy access to public transportation and a relaxing respite from busy city life.