In the literal sense, this French phrase means “a foot on the ground.” But figuratively, what it means is a “fancy crash pad.” In New York City real estate, a pied-à-Terre is an apartment whose owner uses it only on weekends or for short periods, as a vacation home or a “non-primary residence.” The luxury pied-à-Terre market is most prevalent in central Manhattan neighborhoods near Central Park. Their wealthy buyers, often foreign investors, are not just looking for a central location but a building that is outfitted with impressive amenities and concierge services reminiscent that of a hotel. On-site restaurants, roof decks, and lounges, as well as spa and fitness centers, are usually considered attractive perks.
Below is our list of the best luxury NYC buildings that come with extensive bells and whistles such as an in-house chef, daily maid service, valet services, and more. So whether it be for a vacation or business meeting, your stay in your pied-à-Terre will be an unforgettable New York experience.
Residences At The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle
7 Residences Priced from $7.5M - $11.1M
A highly-recognizable building with a coveted Upper West Side address, Residences at the Mandarin Oriental (part of Time Warner Center) has apartments starting from a pricey $7.5M. The exclusive residence offers all the Mandarin Oriental Hotel perks, including 24/7 room and concierge services, the renowned Mandarin Spa, a modern fitness center, a 75-foot swimming pool, valet and doorman services, and tons more. Residents will also enjoy the building's prime location next to Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the Shops at Columbus Circle.
Aman New York Residences, 730 Fifth Avenue
Residents of the condos will have full, unlimited access to Aman New York’s unparalleled concierge service, a 2,300-square-foot spa, wine room, subterranean Jazz Bar, wraparound Garden Terrace, Italian restaurant Arva, and Japanese restaurant Nama. They will also enjoy savings at Aman destinations all over the world.
Essex House, 160 Central Park South
The Towers of The Waldorf Astoria of New York
The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria will have 375 luxury condos on the upper floors of the historic 52-story Park Avenue building, with 375 hotel rooms on the lower 18 floors. Studio apartments start at $1.7 million, one-bedrooms at $2.6 million, two-bedrooms at $5 million, and three-bedrooms at $10 million. Up to four-bedroom residences of nearly 3,000 square feet start at about $18.5 million, and there will be two trophy penthouses in the Towers.