File this nugget under “The Rich Are Much Richer Than You and Me”: According to real-estate website TheRealDeal.com, staff quarters at 432 Park Avenue, a Rafael Vinoly–designed tower rising between 56th and 57th Streets, are asking between $1.53 million to $2.825 million. That’s for a studio.
Elsewhere in the neighborhood, that much cash could easily buy a two-bedroom, two-bath at 465 Park a block away; a two-bedroom, two-bath condo on 42nd Street; or a three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath on East 37th Street, per Streeteasy.com. Cross the Hudson and you’re in a seven-bedroom estate on nearly three quarters of an acre in Short Hills.
These aren’t the most expensive employee accommodations ever to hit the market, either, at least on a per-square-foot basis. (For the record, these types of places are only available to building tenants.) That trophy goes to 15 Central Park West, the swanky condo that’s no stranger to eyebrow-raising price milestones. A $2.15 million 448-square-foot staff apartment sold there, hitting a record at $4,799 per square feet last December. (432 Park’s most expensive offering on the staff floors is priced at $4,747 per square foot.)
Those in the market for an apartment equipped with one of these rarefied spaces could also try 775 Park Avenue and 27 West 67th Street, where spaces like these reportedly still exist, some gathering dust and serving as extra closets.