Choosing a location for a second home is no easy feat, with so many options around the globe offering countless lifestyle benefits, from ranches in California to beaches outside Bangkok. However, if you’re looking for a second home location that’s always sure to keep you busy, with cultural offerings at every turn, from great museums to Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s no place like New York. And while the city may be home to countless buildings advertising the luxury of their residences, there are clear standouts among the bunch. Read on to discover the best buildings in New York for building a home away from home, from ultra-luxury rentals to condos you’ll be eager to invest in.
If convenience is your top priority, EVGB might just be the perfect place to call home. The Extell-developed East Village building—the neighborhood’s best, if its name is to be believed—offers modern luxury rentals with the benefit of some of the city’s most jaw-dropping amenities. So, what will EVGB renters get alongside their fashionable home? A state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor saltwater pool, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, and a 19,000 square foot roof deck with al fresco dining space, grilling stations, a wet bar, rooftop pool, outdoor screening area, and more.
The second Harlem Renaissance is upon us, and there’s no better place to enjoy it in style than The Rennie. Also offering a 421-A tax abatement, this stunning building offers homes ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, as well as peerless access to the best Harlem has to offer, from shows at the Apollo to weekend brunches at Sylvia’s.
Do the words “timeless luxury” pique your interest? Then it’s time to check out the residences at The Astor on the Upper West Side during your second home search. Originally built in 1901, the building has since been transformed into peerless luxury residences offering a combination of pre-war charm and modern comforts, from open-concept spaces to state-of-the-art windowed kitchens and master baths with stunning city views. Residents can also enjoy the comfort of having an attended lobby, as well as in-building diversions like a fitness center and children’s playroom.
The Upper East Side has long been heralded as one of Manhattan’s most posh neighborhoods, and the luxury residences at 180 East 88th Street make it easy to see why. The DDG-developed condos not only offer stunning views of Central Park, they’re also offer ceiling heights from 14 to 28-plus feet, nine-foot windows, Italian brass fixtures and travertine in the master baths, spacious semi-enclosed kitchens, and amenities including a wine room, children’s playroom, game room, basketball court, fitness center, and private lounge.
Looking for the perfect home on the Upper West Side? The Chatsworth certainly fits the bill. Developed by HFZ Capital Group and designed by Montroy Andersen Demarco with Pembrooke & Ives interiors, the building exudes sophistication at every turn. Spacious living and dining rooms make the homes perfect for entertaining, Italian Carrara marble-accented baths are the perfect place to relax after a long day, and spacious bedrooms offer the perfect respite from busy city life. The doorman-attended building is also home to a long list of amenities, including a resident’s lounge, children’s playroom, game room, and fitness center.
If you’re eager to have your second home in the center of the city’s action, 88 & 90 Lex might just be the place for you. This NoMad luxury development seamlessly mixes old and new—part of its architecture harkening back to 1927—while offering peerless modern luxury in each of its homes. Of course, there’s plenty of fun to be had outside the building’s condos, too: it also boasts a swimming pool, game room, fitness center, billiards, children’s playroom, private cinema, and more.
Murray Hill has long been heralded as one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods, and The Lindley only serves to cement that reputation. The building’s 74 luxury residences not only offer stunning views of some of Manhattan’s most iconic sights, from the Empire State Building to the MetLife tower, they also offer an added bonus: a 421-A tax abatement for lucky buyers.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, this West side luxury tower is one part home, one part work of art. The curvaceous, futuristic building, which offers peerless views of the adjacent High Line, is home to some of the most modern residences in the city, offering open spaces, soaring city views, and amenities like a 75-foot sky-lit pool, private spa suite, and the city’s first private IMAX theater.
One of the city’s most luxurious rental buildings, this Extell-developed Hudson Yards tower is home to stunning residences with in-residence Bosh washers and dryers, an intercom system, top-of-the-line appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a choice of light or dark finish packages. The building is also home to a wealth of amenities, including a rooftop pool and sundeck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s playroom, bowling alley, arcade, and a 24-hour doorman and concierge.
If you’re looking for a home that exudes downtown cool, look no further than 160 Leroy. The Ian Schrager-developed waterfront luxury tower, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, is home to not only some of the city’s most expansive luxury homes, many with panoramic views of the Hudson River, it also offers luxe extras like an attended lobby, spacious central courtyard, 70 foot indoor pool, a fitness center, yoga and Pilates studio, kids’ clubhouse, and residential parking and storage.
While New York is home to countless luxury buildings, there are some clear winners among the pack. By investing in one of these top-tier residences, you’re sure to always enjoy spending time in your home away from home.