65th floor apartment on Billionaire's Row is yours for $150,000-A-MONTH making it the city's most expensive rental home
It will come as news to nobody that it is expensive to live in New York, but even seasoned veterans of the Big Apple real estate market might have to double-take at the city's latest offering.
That's because an apartment on New York's new Billionaire's Row has just gone up for rent for $150,000 per month - and the new tenants won't even get furniture thrown in.
The 4,500sq-ft pad is on the 65ft floor of One57, the periscope-like glass skyscraper designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc which is just one of several exclusive apartment blocks currently springing up along 57th Street, now dubbed Billionaire's Row.
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New York's most expensive rental property has just appeared on the market and can be yours provided you are able to fork out $150,000-a-month for the 4,500sq-ft property in the new One57 tower
The apartment features three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and windows which stretch more than 11ft from the floor to the ceiling, giving views over the whole of Central Park
Despite the lofty price tag the apartment comes without furniture, though does include state-of-the-art appliances and fittings
The interior of the apartment was designed by Duch-born, Harvard educated architect Thomas Juul-Hansen and features a rosewood floor and hand carved cabinets in the kitchen
As well as this kitchen in the apartment itself, the new tenants will have access to a caterer's kitchen for evenings of entertaining
Each bedroom comes with its own en-suite bathroom, each containing marble showers and soaking tubs, including the master bedroom (pictured) which is positioned on the south east corner
The penthouse at the top of the tower has already smashed records for the most expensive family home in New York after selling earlier this year for a staggering $100.5million.
Now the 65th floor apartment, which boasts three bedrooms, each one adjoined to a bathroom with marbled showers and soaking tubs, plus a fully-equipped kitchen and floor-to ceiling windows giving views over the length of Central Park and Midtown.
The interior, which features 11ft high ceilings and a rosewood floor arranged in a French herringbone pattern, has been designed by Dutch-born, Harvard educated architect Thomas Juul-Hansen who is currently heading up projects across Midtown, Chelsea and the Upper East Side.
While the apartment comes without a stick of furniture - the decor in these pictures having been added using computer graphics - it is fitted with state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures, including hand-carved cabinets in the kitchen.
This new apartment's sky-high rent is not the first time the One57 tower has broken records. In January the two-story penthouse became the most expensive apartment in the city when it sold for $100.5million
One57 is just the first of six high-rise apartment blocks being constructed along 57th street, which has been dubbed Billionaire's Row
While One57 is the only apartment block to be completed at the moment, a second taller one, 432Park, is due to be finished later this year
Both the One57 and 432Park towers will eventually be exceeded by the Nordstrom Tower, which will be taller than One World Trade Center
While that might be enough to ensure you never want to leave your apartment again, residents also enjoy access to a yoga studio, full fitness center and the swimming pool inside the five-star Hyatt hotel which occupies the bottom 25 floors of the tower.
There is also a caterer's kitchen available, for nights of entertaining, along with an event room, a concierge service, and a 24-hour doorman.
Whoever decides to rent the apartment will certainly be joined by a selection of prestigious neighbors once a selection of new skyscrapers along 57st Street are completed by 2030.
The tallest will be the Nordstrom Tower which is expected to top out at 1,570ft at the parapet, 15 stories higher than One World Trade Center, which is currently New York's highest building and the forth highest structure in the world.
The huge living room features 11ft high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and spectacular views over Central Park and Midtown
Whoever moves into the apartment is likely to be joined in short order by prestigious company. Saudi real estate billionaire Fawaz Al Hokair has already bought the penthouse of nearby 432 Park tower for $95million
Another building currently under construction along 57th is 432 Park, which is nearing completion, and will be the tallest residential building in the city before being overtaken by Nordstrom.
The $95million penthouse at the top of that tower, on the 96th floor, has already been bought by Saudi real estate billionaire Fawaz Al Hokair, who is believed to have purchased the property two years ago.
That apartment includes 8,255sq-ft of space, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, heated bathroom floors and a wood-burning fireplace.
Whoever decides to rent the new apartment will get themselves 4,500sq-ft 65 stories above Central Park in the new One57 tower
Designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc, the periscope-like One57 building is just the first of six new high-rises set to dominate the skyline at the south end of Central Park
Inside the 13th century Irish castle named the world's BEST hotel
An Irish castle that dates back to the 13th century has been named the world’s best hotel by luxury travel agents around the globe.
Set on 350 acres of stunning land in western Ireland, the five-star Ashford Castle received the top gong at an annual awards event held by Virtuoso, a network of international travel agents.
Ashford, one of Ireland’s oldest castles, boasts elegant designs and recently reopened to the public after undergoing a €67million (£50million) renovation.
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Set on 350 acres of stunning land in western Ireland, the five-star Ashford Castle has been named the best hotel in the world
Ashford Castle was named the world's best hotel at an annual awards event held by Virtuoso, a network of international travel agents
Ashford boasts elegant designs and recently reopened to the public after undergoing a €67million (£50million) renovation
The hotel's resident owl, Dingle, can be rented to be a key player in that special moment of a wedding proposal
Located on the banks of Lough Corrib – Ireland’s second largest lake – in County Mayo, the medieval castle has 82 extravagant guest rooms and is home to Ireland’s first falconry school.
With such extravagance and extraordinary amenities, a night at Ashford Castle doesn’t come cheap.
Standard guest rooms can be rented from €500 (£350) a night at peak season, while the presidential suite is available for a staggering €2,500 (£1,800) a night.
The tradition of afternoon tea, served in the Connaught Room, has been preserved at Ashford Castle since 1868
Ashford Castle's junior suites boast magnificent bathtubs, Voya toiletries and a selection of soaps from perfumeries
Ashford Castle recently added a 32-seat cinema and plush billiards room, where guests can relax with a glass of their favourite tipple
Located in the oldest wind of the castle, the split-level room has an original fireplace, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling views of Lough Corrib, plus portrait art, chandeliers and a four-poster bed sourced from Christie’s.
Set on a sprawling wooded estate 35 miles northeast of Galway, the hotel – once owned by the Guinness family – has hosted royalty, dignitaries and A-list celebrities over the years.
The original property was founded by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family in 1228 and has a guestbook which reads like a who’s who.
The Presidential Suite at Ashford Castle costs £2,000 a night, while Dingle the owl can deliver the engagement ring on the special day
In honour of King George V's visit in 1906, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name
Cullen's at the Cottage is just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle, with dishes inspired by owner Beatrice Tollman
Stars such as John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara have stayed in the castle’s only turret rooms, and other guests include King George V, US President Ronald Reagan (the presidential suite is named after him), Beatles star John Lennon and actor Brad Pitt.
Guests can take part in archery or clay pigeon shooting, go for a round of golf, fish in the lough or ride horses along the water.
Or they can learn to command a Harris hawk around the grounds with a raptor expert by their side, or meet Dingle the resident owl, who is trained to deliver engagement rings or love letters.
Located on the banks of Lough Corrib - Ireland's second largest lake - the medieval castle has 82 extravagant guest rooms
Guests can take part in archery or clay pigeon shooting, go for a round of golf, fish in the lough or ride horses along the water
Ashford Castle has hosted royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, including King George V, US President Ronald Reagan and actor Brad Pitt
This is the latest award for Ashford Castle’s growing trophy case.
Earlier this year it was named the world’s third best hotel by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
This comes on the heels of a massive refurbishment of all 82 guest rooms, an overhaul of the building’s infrastructure, including stonework, windows and roofs, and modern updates such as a spa, air conditioning and wifi.
The hotel emerged from receivership in 2013 after Red Carnation Hotels paid €20million for the resort and helped secure its future.
The hotel's bar was built in the late 1800s especially for the visit of the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became King George V
+At peak season, the presidential suite (left) is available for a staggering €2,500 a night, while staterooms (right) are €1,375 a night
Ashford Castle is home to the oldest established falconry school in Ireland, with guests being offered the chance to fly a Harris hawk
Niall Rochford, Ashford Castle’s general manager, said in a statement: ‘On behalf of Ashford Castle and Red Carnation Hotels we are thrilled to have been awarded one of the luxury travel industry’s top awards, Virtuoso Hotel of the Year.
‘It is fantastic recognition of the exciting journey Ashford Castle has been on over the last few years and all the hard work that has gone into the $75million restoration by the Tollman family and all the team at Ashford.
‘The three-year programme, much of which was carried out by local craftspeople, has seen Ashford Castle restored as one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels as well as one of the best in the world.
‘It is also an endorsement of the training, development and investment in staff which has enabled us to offer even greater attentive and highly personalised service.’