In Market

Full-Floor Penthouse at 200 Amsterdam Sells

Jun 3, 2021 | By: LX Collection

The first full-floor penthouse to sell at 200 Amsterdam, the Upper West Side’s tallest building, Residence 47 offers an elegant floor plan with prewar proportions and amenities suited to modern living. The home, which had been listed for $17.5 million, is in contract with Upper West Side renters who have been looking for a neighborhood residence that meets their needs. They requested no modifications to the 3,933-square-foot residence. 

“This majestic penthouse is designed to celebrate the cinematic views in every direction of this unique home. We created 116 feet of continuous floor-to-ceiling glass that lead to sky terraces that frame the home and the view,” said Nancy Ruddy, the founding principal of CetraRuddy, the design firm behind 200 Amsterdam. 

The three-bedroom condominium, which has three full and two half bathrooms, features sumptuous natural material, including Calacatta marble, rift white oak, and satin nickel. 

“Bespoke materials create harmony in crafted details to create an intimate counterpoint within the luminosity of light within the apartment,” Ruddy said. “The floor plan was developed with the graciousness of prewar buildings interpreted in a modern vernacular, with separate entertaining and family areas that flow into each other with a fluid modern attitude.” 

Overlooking Central Park, the corner entertaining area has access to one of the home’s two glass-fronted balconies. The room opens into an eat-in kitchen, where opulent touches include two Miele dishwashers, a venting range hood concealed by a marble slab, a wet bar, and a built-in espresso machine. The corner primary suite features two walk-in closets, a wet bar, an ensuite bathroom with radiant-heated floors, and a balcony. The two secondary bedrooms also feature ensuite full baths. Thoughtful touches throughout the home include a laundry room, two powder rooms, and sliding panels that can conceal the kitchen.

The Neighborhood:

The Upper West Side is known as the destination for intellectuals and artists of all stripes, in no small part owing to the area’s abundance of academic and cultural establishments. The neighborhood spans from 59th Street to 110th Street and from Central Park West to the Hudson River. Within those blocks are some of the city’s most revered institutions, like Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—home to the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet—and the Juilliard School, as well as the American Museum of Natural History. The neighborhood is bustling by day but quiet at night, with tree-lined streets and a stock of resplendent prewar buildings that lend this classic enclave a romantic character seen in films like West Side Story and You’ve Got Mail.


The three full floors of amenities at 200 Amsterdam were designed to appeal to cultured New Yorkers of every age, from the Lincoln Center-inspired children’s playroom that features a performance stage and costume area to the complimentary annual membership at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Additional amenities include a gym curated by The Wright Fit (complete with a 75-foot saltwater pool), plus a library, club room, private dining room, and on-site concierge who can arrange everything from flights to nutritional services.