Home is where the heart is — and for some lucky New Yorkers, it's also where their private IMAX theaters, virtual fitness classes, and hydrotherapy units are. Cushy amenities are on the rise, as developers look to make their apartments stand out in a pricey market.
To give you a taste of the good life, here are the most over-the-top apartment amenities in NYC right now.
For starters, this luxury boutique condominium on 14th Street is the first apartment development by French architect and interior designer .
He styled the building to resemble a five-star hotel, and, if we lived there, we probably wouldn't ever leave the private spa. It boasts an incredible Art Deco plunge pool, steam room, treatment rooms, and a lounge.
We personally couldn't live at apartment development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn because the 3,300-square-foot, 24-hour fitness center has so many fitness class options, we'd have zero excuse to not work out.
It features Technogym cardio and weights, a yoga room with stretching equipment, and over 200 virtual fitness classes from , including kickbo, Pilates, Zumba, and cycling. Residents can create an account to personalize a workout plan based on their goals. More lethargic people can head to the deck to drift about the pool, whirlpool, or steam room.
There's always time for a round of golf when you live in in Hell's Kitchen. The luxury apartment has two cutting-edge golf simulators by Full Swing Golf, which let you play over eighty golf courses around the world, including St. Andrew's, Pebble Beach, Oakmont, and Torrey Pines.
Through a partnership with amenity service , 525W52 residents also have access to programs, like Oktoberfest trips, helicopter rides, and courtside tickets to the U.S. Open finals to name a few. So the amenity list is limitless in a way.
The party never has to stop at in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
The residential project features a swanky rooftop pool with a 24-hour lifestyle concierge and shuffleboard court overlooking the Manhattan skyline. There's also something called Green by 363, which is a millennial way of saying a rooftop lawn with BBQ grills.
This apartment has the hot-and-cold hydrotherapy circuit of our winter dreams. The all-glass tower at features a steam room, teak detailed sauna and misted water passageway that leads to the horizon-edge indoor pool located high above the river on the 30th floor.
Also, someone remind us how long you're allowed to be in a sauna because we might stare out at those 360-degree harbor views forever.
Good shower pressure is crucial for any apartment — but 50 West blows your average shower out of the, well, water.
The experiential shower in at 's Water Club level, which features a pool, sauna and steam room, has six different "experience settings." You can try out a "tropical rainstorm," where it mists, showers, and steams as temperatures and lights change colors to sound effects of a rain forest. It's meant to transport you on an escape from the city, which is always necessary.
It's one thing to live in an apartment building with the city's first private IMAX theater. It's another thing entirely when that apartment and IMAX theater were custom designed by the late and legendary Zaha Hadid.
Hadid designed the entire building at in West Chelsea as a gorgeous harmony of curved lines and glass that overlooks the High Line. With its rubbed metal exterior, the sculptural building is one of the city's real estate jewels.