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urban_luxuryPerched atop one of the most prime Lincoln Center condominium buildings, this stunning penthouse offers a glimpse of what luxury truly means in New York City. Featuring unparalleled 360-degree views of Manhattan, this one-of-a-kind “townhouse in the sky” boasts three stories with separate entrances and 16 rooms.

This luxurious, 10,100 square foot space also made for a memorable finale to RISMedia’s 2014 Real Estate CEO Exchange.

Held in conjunction with Halstead Property, one of the largest and most visible residential real estate brokerage firms in New York, RISMedia’s CEO Exchange conference attendees had the opportunity this past September to participate in “The Ultimate Power Broker Open House”—a personal tour of this massive, beyond beautiful luxury property, now on the market (at press time). With its sleek custom design and lavish amenities both inside and out, Penthouse 3C at 1965 Broadway offered brokers a unique perspective of high-end New York City real estate.

“A good part of the high-end market in New York City is dominated by the luxury new developments,” says Diane Ramirez, CEO of Halstead Property, a member of Luxury Portfolio International®. “Our fall market is our second strongest selling season in Manhattan, and we are already seeing special, one-of-a-kind larger apartments coming to the market at record-breaking prices.”

“I’m so pleased that Halstead Property was able to showcase The Ultimate Power Broker Open House during RISMedia’s CEO Exchange,” says Paul Boomsma, president/CEO, Luxury Portfolio International® and COO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “A magnificent penthouse with over 10,000 square feet of living space is rarely available in New York City. It’s both livable for a family, as well as entertaining on a grand scale with stunning views and finishes. It has it all.”

In Boomsma’s CEO Exchange Special Presentation entitled, “The Move-up and Luxury Marketplace: Why High-end is on the Rise,” he stated that although the New York City market is currently being driven by low supply, it still remains affordable compared to other global cities. Given this, international buyers from China, Brazil and Russia are looking at New York City as an attractive option to pick up a prime slice of luxury real estate.

According to Boomsma, New York has 490 listings priced over $7.65 million, with the highest recorded sale in the last 12 months topping out at $70 million. (The price of Penthouse 3C at 1965 Broadway is available upon request).

Luxury buyers value lifestyle and want it to reflect and suit their families’ needs, says Boomsma. Travel, leading a fulfilling and healthy life, and a steady work-life balance are all factors that are heavily weighed by luxury buyers when making sizable decisions about real estate prospects. In the case of this Broadway residence, the building is located next to the Apple Store, across the street from the Reebok gym, and is a very short walk to Riverside and Central Park, giving its new owners full access to all of the Upper West Side’s famous food, stores and retail destinations.

Brokers and service providers who attended RISMedia’s CEO Exchange, held at the Yale Club in New York City, were more than impressed by this gem of a listing.

“This was the ideal closing event and a great way to end this conference, particularly for those who travel from far away and may not get to experience the New York real estate scene,” says Karen Bigos, broker, Towne Realty Group, Short Hills, N.J. “It’s not every day I see a property where I cannot find one thing that I would change or complain about. This one has it all. I’ve been in luxury homes, traveled around the world, and this home is really fabulous.”

With 8,100 interior and 2,000 exterior square feet, the penthouse can serve all kinds of needs, from an über-relaxing staycation to an elegant (or rambunctious!) night of entertaining guests—the eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and two kitchens offer plenty of space to host. The master bedroom suite is like no other—a peaceful retreat with dazzling views, a walk-in closet and a large master bathroom, with over 25 slabs of onyx, his/her sides and a huge, two-person, all-glass-enclosed shower with great northern views.

“The renovation that was done in this home is exceptional because the owners designed it as a home for a lifetime. The floor plan was thoughtfully conceived so that it feels more like a house than an apartment, and special attention to custom details abounds throughout,” says Louise Phillips Forbes, licensed associate real estate broker, Halstead Property. “There is even a floor dedicated to staff or relatives who reside full-time in the residence that contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a second full kitchen and a separate entrance to retain autonomy.”

The outside space is just as breathtaking as its interior. Enhanced with two spacious, landscaped and irrigated terraces, the extraordinary outdoor living space has views of the north, south, east and west, a large entertaining and lounging space, a unique, one-of-a-kind elevated planter system and immense electronic sliding doors, one of which was brought up 33 stories to the home via crane. The views atop the terraces are so magnificent they are almost indescribable.

“The floor-to-ceiling-windows and open, 360-degree views throughout, which span from the Freedom Tower to the George Washington Bridge, including Central Park, add to the wow factor of this penthouse,” says Forbes.