This $24.4 Million Penthouse Caps a Landmark Building in New York City

Once headquarters for the New York Life Insurance Company, the lavishly embellished 16-story landmarked building at 108 Leonard Street is one of the Big Apple’s great architectural attractions. It was converted to condos in 2018 and went on to welcome music industry titan Clive Davis into its fold of 19th-century elegance. The exec sold his never-lived-in pad on the fifth floor for $4.6 million in 2023, a bit before the home across the hall came to market for $6.24 million. Now, a dazzling penthouse in the Tribeca tower is up for grabs for $24.4 million, and the building’s rich history isn’t all that comes with it.

Dubbed the Crown Penthouse, the stylish, light-filled home features custom amenities next to backdrops of the Empire State Building, City Hall, and the Municipal Building. Five bedrooms and baths, plus a couple of powder rooms, are spread out across its 6,252 square feet of contemporary living space. Combined outdoor spaces add another 2,173 square feet. Jane Powers, Matthew McKay, Elena Sarkissian, Christopher Salierno, and Raphael De Niro of Douglas Elliman hold the listing.

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Crown Penthouse 108 Leonard Street New York family room
The family/media room spills out to a large, partially covered terrace.

Architect Griffith Thomas designed the building, which was completed in 1870, and two decades later, the esteemed firm McKim, Mead & White expanded the structure, which features an Italian Renaissance Revival-style façade. Because the building stretches an entire city block between Broadway and Lafayette Street, there are three attended lobbies with interiors by Jeffrey Beers International, and their captivating touches like soaring 15-foot ceilings, arched windows, and oak floors spill over into the abode.

The triplex spans floors 14 through 16, each of which can be accessed via private elevator. Beyond the foyer, the nearly 1,000-square-foot ballroom-sized great room is dominated by massive arched windows that provide unobstructed views to the north and east. Deep crown moldings and a marble fireplace enhance the massive room’s character. Chevron-pattern wood floors flow into the adjacent eat-in kitchen that’s decked out with an Arabescato Cerviole marble island and Miele appliances that include a six-burner gas cooktop and a 100-bottle wine fridge. An en suite bedroom completes the floor.

Crown Penthouse 108 Leonard Street New York primary bedroom
A massive fireplace adds to the ambiance of the city-view primary bedroom.

A family/media room with a wet bar and a wall of windows that slide open to a large terrace is located on the second floor, along with three en suite bedrooms, each with access to one of the two terraces on this floor. The primary suite takes over the entire 16th floor with views of the skyline and East River. A marble fireplace, a separate sitting room or study, a midnight kitchen, and the two walk-in closets are standout features. There are dual bathrooms accented with Calcatta Mandria marble floors; one has a soaking tub that faces the Empire State Building, and both have walls of glass and access to the largest of the penthouse’s three terraces.

Other amenities residents at 108 Leonard have access to include a drive-in motor reception court with private valet and more than 20,000 square feet of wellness-driven amenities such as a 75-foot lap pool and fitness center. Additional options include a wine cellar and private dining room, as well as rooftop gardens with cabana lounges.

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Crown Penthouse 108 Leonard Street New York
Crown Penthouse 108 Leonard Street New York

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