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The Priciest Pads For Sale In Every NYC Borough

House-hunting is inherently stressful, even more so when you're looking in a city with a real estate market as crazy and inflated as New York City's. 

But why not suspend your disbelief for a minute and imagine how things might be different if money was no issue. These are the most expensive single-family residences currently for sale* in every borough. It doesn't hurt to dream.


*All facts, figures, etc from Zillow.

The Bronx

$8.5 million
5000 Iselin Avenue
Square footage: 11,870
Year built: 2005
Part of a new high-end residential development known as Villanova Heights in the uppermost part of the Bronx's Riverdale section, this colonial revival house has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a pretty lawn, and an in-ground pool. Altogether, it's probably the only part of the Bronx Jennifer Lopez would even consider hanging out in these days.

Brooklyn

$32 million
360 Furman Street
Square footage: 11,000
Year built: 1928
With out-of-control views of lower Manhattan from nearly every room, this fully restored Brooklyn Heights penthouse has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a ton of outdoor terrace space to entertain. That, plus a wine cellar (with room for 3,500 bottles), private gym (with a climbing wall), and private theater could make any diehard Manhattanite consider jumping across the river.

Manhattan

$118.5 million
10 West Street
Square footage: 15,434
Year built: 2003
All three penthouses in this Battery Park City Ritz-Carlton building are currently up for grabs, and they're actually being marketed to buyers as a potential sprawling one unit residence. Occupying the entire 39th and 40th floors, there's enough space for 12+ bedrooms, 15+ bathrooms, and at least three kitchens, not to mention it would be one of the largest single family homes to exist on the island. As for views, you would have no shortage of them with 2,200 square feet of outdoor space spread across four private terraces.

Queens

$21 million
Address undisclosed
Square footage:
5,800
Year built: 1941
The 14-room main residence on this waterfront property may not look all that impressive, but you have to consider what else it comes with. Namely, the 20 acres it sits on. There's also 650 feet of prime waterfront (including a 400 foot dock into Manhasset Bay), a tennis court, brick barn, gunite pool, running track, and two guest cottages. 

Staten Island

$4.5 million
186 Flagg Place
Square footage:
8,769
Year built: 2006
This four-story cliffside modern mansion comes with five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a three-car garage, several terraces, two laundry rooms, an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, elevator, and bragging rights that your home is significantly more valuable than the nearby Godfather mansion.


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He could maybe afford a pretty decent place in the borough of Detroit.