The Plaza Hotel and Residences in New York City.
Photo: Sotheby’s

The 7 Most Expensive Homes for Sale at the Plaza

Own a piece of the Manhattan landmark with one of these magnificent residences

One of New York City’s most famous landmarks, the Plaza Hotel has been a bastion of over-the-top luxury since it was built in 1907. Presiding over the southeast corner of Central Park, the opulent French Renaissance–style structure has gone through quite a few owners since then (including President Donald Trump, from 1988 to ’92), closing in 2005 for a renovation and partial residential conversion.

The $400 million revamp not only allowed for the construction of private residences but also added the popular concourse-level Plaza Food Hall, which joins the Palm Court, the Champagne Bar, and the Rose Club as culinary destinations. Additionally, buyers at 1 Central Park South have access to the hotel’s Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, the Warren-Tricomi Salon, and La Palestra fitness center. There’s even a 24-hour concierge, nanny and limousine service, and access to a personal butler.

Below we present the seven most expensive units currently on the market.

Unit 508/509. Photo: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

1. Unit 508/509 | $25 million

Named after former occupant John Jacob Astor, the Plaza’s Astor Suite has hosted everyone from John F. Kennedy to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. At one time, the 5,100-square-foot apartment was even the priciest rental in the whole city, asking $165,000 per month. Top interior designer S. R. Gambrel overhauled the four-bedroom unit in 2011, tapping artisans who worked on Windsor Castle to contribute such details as hand-drawn plaster ceilings, English oak paneling, vintage marble fireplace mantels, and French imported leather walls.

The home is listed with Melanie Lazenby and Holly Parker of Douglas Elliman.

Unit 1101/1102. Photo: Sotheby’s

2. Unit 1101/1102 | $23 million

This listing is made up of two adjacent 11th-floor apartments, and buyers will have the option of combining them to create a single five-bedroom residence that totals 3,800 square feet. Among the prewar details are 11-foot ceilings, herringbone oak flooring, and Carrera marble windowsills.

The home is listed with Ella Semyonova of Sotheby’s.

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Unit 301. Photo: Corcoran

3. Unit 301 | $22.5 million

Having once graced on the cover of Luxe Interiors + Design, this 3,500-square-foot apartment features maximalist interiors conceived by designer Jeffrey Hitchcock. The three-bedroom spread now boasts Venetian plaster walls, onyx floors, and lots of lacquer.

The home is listed with Charlie Attias of Corcoran.

Unit 1013. Photo: Sotheby’s

4. Unit 1013 | $15 million

Acclaimed interior designer Richard Keith Langham decorated this two-bedroom unit in a soothing palette of neutrals. The 2,400-square-foot residence also includes 75 feet of Central Park frontage.

The home is listed with Brenda Powers, Elizabeth Sample, and Antoinette DeLuca of Sotheby’s.

Unit 513. Photo: Sotheby’s

5. Unit 513 | $12.9 million

This 2,400-square-foot unit comes with two graciously sized bedrooms, two fireplaces, a wet bar, herringbone floors, and a view of Grand Army Plaza (the hotel’s namesake).

The home is listed with Brenda Powers and Elizabeth Sample of Sotheby’s.

Unit 1503. Photo: Brown Harris Stevens

6. Unit 1503 | $10.95 million

Every room of this 2,000-square-foot apartment boasts direct views of Central Park, and the baths feature a signature mosaic floor inspired by the original Plaza lobby.

The home is listed with Jessica L. Savitsky and Burt F. Savitsky of Brown Harris Stevens.

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Unit 1301. Photo: Corcoran

7. Unit 1301 | $10.9 million

Perched on the 13th floor, this three-bedroom unit is spread across 2,650 square feet and features Nero Marquina marble countertops, decorative molding, and oversize windows that perfectly capture the expansive Central Park views.

The home is listed with Charlie Attias and Connor Ramage of Corcoran.

Cover: The Plaza Hotel and Residences in New York City.
Photo: Sotheby’s


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