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Upper West Side penthouse overlooking American Museum of Natural History seeks $23.5M

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It comes with an enormous wraparound terrace

A thoroughly modern penthouse on the Upper West Side is set to hit the market this week, and—in addition to the slate of perks befitting the $23.5 million price tag—the 4,742 square foot condo comes with a rather unusual bonus: you can watch the American Museum of Natural History’s addition progress from the comfort of your home.

Located at 78th and Columbus, right across from the museum, the tailored penthouse at 101 West 78th Street features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and multiple living areas. The foyer opens into three distinct (and distinctly large) living spaces: the eat-in kitchen/dining room, which is stocked with an onslaught of designer appliances, more marble countertops, four skylights, and a butler’s pantry; the somewhat-smaller library; and the great room, which, at 895 square feet, is the size of a not-small one-bedroom apartment. (It also features a gas fireplace.)

The real selling point, though, is the private outdoor space: a 3,398 square foot terrace wrapping the unit, and a 2,721 rooftop retreat, which boasts its own cooking/dining area, a fire pit, a sundeck, an “edible garden,” and a “spa.”

While the penthouse isn’t expected to go up until mid-week, the condo site shows other, more modest units currently up for grabs, with prices ranging from $7.750 million to $8.995 million.

Credit: 101 West 78th Street.

UPDATE: Your eyes don’t deceive you—The floorplan has been updated at the request of Brown Harris Stevens.