If you are looking for a luxury penthouse in the heart of Manhattan, get in touch with Oprah Winfrey. The queen of talk shows recently put the three-bedroom penthouse on the market. The asking price is $7.9 million. In the year 2008, it was reported that Oprah’s best friend Gayle King purchased the property for $7.1 million. It later became evident that Oprah was the buyer. The 36th-floor property is located in the luxurious Place 57, a residential tower where the median price of apartments is a cool $1.47 million. Place 57 was designed by architect Ismael Levy.
The three-bedroom home has 3.5 baths, a kitchen, a dining room, two fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and stunning hardwood walnut floors. The entire property covers an area of 2,500 square feet. If you want to enjoy the fine weather, the Manhattan penthouse also features a 700-foot terrace that encircles the home. The luxury penthouse also features three walk-in closets, a Jacuzzi tub and a power shower within the master suite. The highlight of this luxury penthouse owned by Oprah is the view. Every window in every room offers a sweeping view of bustling New York. Even the kitchen has not been spared. You can actually admire the Manhattan skyline while rustling up Sunday breakfast, or in fact, breakfast on any other day of the week.
An additional highlight is the address. Madison Avenue and all its luxury stores is only a short block away. More importantly, there is the story factor. You will always be able to tell others that you live in a house that Oprah once owned. Isn’t that good enough reason to part with a few millions?