Prewar Homes I Can’t Afford

I have an unhealthy obsession with looking at apartments I’ll never be able to live in (or, for that matter, see in person).  Because no one invites me to places like these. But I like to look. Here are four amazing prewar homes I can’t afford!


This museum-like apartment at the San Remo.

This 12 room, 4 bed, 5 bath San Remo home comes with sixty-five feet of park views and 24 windows, which encompass all four exposures. And look at those chairs! I don’t know if they come with the apartment or not. They’re just awesome. That rug is pretty sweet too.

Price: $20,000,000  Monthly Maintenance: $10,819

The San Remo Apartment

Photo c/o listing agent John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens.

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This penthouse triplex at the Majestic.

Encompassing the top three floors of the legendary Majestic, this amazing home has 10 rooms, 4 beds and 3.5 baths.

In addition to the limestone and glass staircase, there is an elevator in the apartment!

The space is super open and airy with cool wood-beamed ceilings, and to top it off, the apartment has its own home theatre, golf simulator room and private terrace.

Price: $19,500,000  Monthly Maintenance: $12,750

The Majestic Apartment

Photo c/o listing agents Deborah Grubman, David Adler and Paul Albano of The Corcoran Group.

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This wacky looking apartment at the Dakota. Yeah, that’s a LOT to take in.

This crazily designed apartment comes with 9 rooms, 4 beds and 3.5 baths.

The best feature would have to be the 7 wood-burning fireplaces. Plus it has a pretty retro looking kitchen.

Price: $12,500,000  Monthly Maintenance: $13,062

The Dakota Apartment

Photo c/o listing agents Nikki Field and Benjamin Pofcher of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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This floor-through condo at the Century.

It’s under 3,000 square feet, so the price per square foot is a whopping $5,526.

This 30th floor apartment has 10 rooms, 5 beds, and 3.5 baths.

This is the only full-floor apartment at the Century’s south tower.

Additional features include park and city views through six foot windows,

Price: $15,995,000  Common Charges: $4,094  Monthly Taxes: $5,176

The Century Apartment

Photo c/o listing agents Gary Kabol and Lisa Maysonet of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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