No show exhibits New York glamor quite like HBO's Succession – and Kendall Roy's penthouse is the epitome of indulgence.
Kendall (played by Jeremy Strong) lives in a three-level penthouse at the top of the tallest tower north of 72nd Street, one of the tallest buildings in the Upper East Side. Comprising three floors and five bedrooms – and boasting views of Manhattan's skyline – the apartment is among the rarest in New York, and is considered to be one of the world's best home's on the market for $29 million.
The Grammy-award-winning series is primarily filmed around New York – where rival factions of the lead family live in opulent penthouses on either side of Central Park. In this case, as mentioned, Kendall lives in the penthouse of the chic apartment from the show, which embodies the latest trend for 'quiet luxury'.
Inspired by shows like HBO's Succession, quiet luxury is anything but boring. In fact, much like this penthouse apartment, the latest trend exudes understated elegance and timeless appeal. It's a movement that prioritizes simplicity and refinement, creating serene, calming spaces that reflect a sense of refinement without ostentation.
This luxe but minimalist home combines opulent gold trim with modern minimalist decorating ideas – including bright white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a striking spiral staircase. Other notable features include a private, glass-walled elevator, gilded chandeliers, and a wet bar, naturally.
The building was developed and designed by Joe McMillan's DDG – a company that initially focused on buying distressed properties – but has since developed 2.5 million square feet of real estate valued at $2.5 billion. They renovated the apartment in 2019 before it served as HBO's backdrop.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the home is designed to be shown off – and is spectacularly set up for entertaining, dining, and partying. The open-plan floor plan connects a living room, dining room, and great room with the previously mentioned wet bar and custom-designed Molteni & C Dada kitchen.
This space exhibits a chic marble-topped island, marble countertops, and a full suite of top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances. There is also a breakfast nook with unrivaled views across Central Park and the city.
The primary suite features its own loggia terrace, a gas fireplace, and a dressing room with spacious closet space. It leads to an ensuite with a rain shower, heated tile floors, and marble counters as standard.
Outside, the unit offers 3,500 sq ft of outdoor space – a sanctuary above Manhattan – complete with verdant planting and an outdoor living room. The main terrace comes with a gas fireplace (for when winter arrives in New York) and the best outdoor furniture on the market.
Michael Gordon at Corcoran Group currently holds the $29 million listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstates.com.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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