Whether you’re daydreaming—or real estate scheming—there’s nothing quite like imagining life in a triplex in the middle of Manhattan. Outsized views and amazing amenities in historic and contemporary buildings lend a sense of drama, while multilevel floor plans offer more space for everyone. Take a look at seven of the most exciting triplexes on the market:
Boutique Setting in Tribeca
Direct elevator access and a video entry system ensure the utmost in privacy for this 3,000-square-foot triplex penthouse with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and three separate terraces. The master suite has its own outdoor shower, and the top level has an atrium for entertaining with a wall of fully retractable glass doors connecting to the roof deck. See more of at 44 Lispenard Street, PH here.
Classic Living on Central Park West
A New York City Landmark, the Majestic, with its 29-story dual towers, offers a striking symbol of Art Deco style. The four-bedroom penthouse triplex retains the glamour and extravagance of a bygone era—including double-height spaces and a living room that runs 46-feet parallel to Central Park—with modern amenities like a custom home theater/golf simulator on the top floor. See more of 115 Central Park West, PH31-33CD here.
Views Galore in Upper East Side Penthouse
This triplex features a jaw-dropping great room, with windows stretching nearly 20-feet tall, flooding the apartment with northern and western light. A private roof terrace has protected views of downtown New York and the perfect set-up for grilling, while a separate floor contains four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Take a deeper look into 60 East 86th Street, PH here.
Modern, Old World Sensibilities
The old-world Gothic facade of the 1916 Hotel des Artistes contrasts with its startlingly modern purpose—the building was designed as an artist cooperative. (Hotel amenities would allow the architect to skirt building height laws of the time.) It’s now a traditional co-op, but its artistic legacy resonates through this 5,000-plus square-foot triplex penthouse, which is owned by an art collector. Designed by Ettore Sottsass, the unit features a double-height living space and mezzanine, as well as a solarium overlooking Central Park with a huge balcony. Explore 1 West 67th Street, PH905 here.
Combined Unit Reflects Maya Lin’s Influence
Maya Lin, the award-winning architect and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., created one of the two combined units. To her first-ever residential design, she brought her singular sculptural touch. When the units were joined, another architect ensured a seamless transition between them. The home features a large master suite, a separate three-bedroom wing, landscaped outdoor space and multi-level entertaining areas. Learn more about 4 East 62nd Street, Apt. 2/3 and its star architect, Maya Lin here.
Chelsea Home with City, Hudson Views
The penthouse of the Metal Shutter Houses, designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Shigeru Ban, this three-bedroom modern seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. The 3,000 square-feet of indoor space complements an additional 2,000 square-feet of landscaped terraces. The doors to the roof terrace even open up like a garage, and the rooftop Jacuzzi has views of the Hudson River. Get a deeper look into 524 West 19th Street, PH here.
Light-Filled Unit in West Village
With 30 oversized windows, this four bedroom apartment boasts commanding views of the West Village. Originally an artist’s loft, the brick walled space has retained its original character even as it’s been updated for 21st century luxury living. On the private rooftop, the current owners have added a one-bedroom bungalow-style space, complete with bath and galley kitchen. Check out 24 Horatio Street, PH here.