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.
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$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.