Lifestyles of the Rich and Stylish: 10 Fashionable New York Penthouses

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When Henry David Thoreau famously said, “if you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be,” he could never have known that he’d predicted today’s ultimate measure of success: a fabulous New York City penthouse.

A testament to the architecture of happiness and prosperity, living life up high is one thing all of these stylish New Yorkers have in common. From Julian Schnabel’s triplex penthouse in Greenwich Village to Diane Von Furstenberg’s green-roofed version in the Meatpacking District to the minimal Midtown duplex Anderson Cooper’s ditching for an old firehouse, click through to check out our roundup of abodes in the air up there. Which one do you want to live in?

Julian Schnabel’s Triplex Penthouse – Greenwich Village

Donald and Melania Trump’s Gilded Penthouse – Upper East Side

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Diane Von Furstenberg’s Green-Roofed Penthouse – Meatpacking District

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Betsey Johnson’s Pink Penthouse – Upper East Side

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Claude Wasserstein’s Garden Penthouse – Upper East Side

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Thierry Mugler’s Chic Penthouse – Chelsea

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s Pastel Penthouse – Tribeca

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Jill Stuart’s Serene Penthouse – Soho

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Anna Sui’s Funky Black and White Penthouse – Greenwich Village

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Anderson Cooper’s Minimally Exotic Penthouse – Fashion District

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