I visited a $22 million, 3-floor ‘sky mansion’ steps from NYC’s Hudson Yards, and found it had a selling point that set it apart from luxury penthouses at nearly 4 times the price

The triplex penthouse has its own private pool.

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The triplex penthouse has its own private pool.
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  • The Soori High Line is 31-unit boutique residential building in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, just steps from Hudson Yards.
  • I took a tour of the building’s $22.5 million penthouse, which spans three floors and includes a private saltwater rooftop pool.
  • The 25-foot rooftop pool was the stand-out feature of the home, setting it apart from other multimillion-dollar penthouses I’ve seen.
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On a recent spring morning, I headed over to Chelsea, an affluent New York City neighborhood just south of Hudson Yards, the city’s new $25 billion megadevelopment.

I was there to take a tour of the penthouse in the Soori High Line, a 31-unit boutique residential building with architecture, interiors, and landscaping by SCDA Architects.

The penthouse, which just went on the market for $22.5 million, spans three floors and includes a private heated rooftop pool. The unit is listed by James Morgan of Compass.

I took a tour of the luxurious apartment with Anna Kwon of SCDA, who described the penthouse as a “sky mansion.”

Here’s what it looks like inside.


The Soori High Line is a 31-unit boutique residential building in Chelsea, just steps from The High Line, Manhattan’s elevated public park that’s built on a historic rail line. Soori claims to offer “crafted luxury with the pleasures inspired by a destination resort.”

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Soori High Line seen from The High Line.
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Source: Compass, The High Line


Upon entering the Soori High Line, I actually did feel like I’d walked into an oasis hidden away from the city. It was quiet and the design was sleek and neutral.

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We peeked into the building’s massage room, one of the building’s many hotel-like amenities. The building also has a yoga and pilates studio, a 24-hour doorman, and a yoga and pilates studio.

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There’s also a fitness center complete with a Peloton bike, which costs about $2,000.

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Anna Kwon of SCDA Architects, the company behind Soori High Line, took us up to the ninth floor in the elevator, which opened into a private vestibule. We stepped into the $22.5 million triplex penthouse, which Kwon referred to as a “sky mansion.”

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The condo’s main balcony offers a view of the Empire State Building.

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It was a chilly morning when I visited the penthouse, but I can see how the spacious balcony would be an ideal spot for al fresco summer dining and parties.

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The interiors, architecture, and landscaping of Soori High Line were all done by the global design firm SCDA.

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The great room flows seamlessly into a dining area …

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… and into the kitchen, which includes multiple ovens, an integrated wine cooler, and Miele appliances. Floating walls can partially close to create more of a separation between the two rooms.

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The living areas throughout the 4,510-square-foot penthouse were all outfitted with limestone radiant heat flooring.

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After peeking into a downstairs bedroom set up as a home office …

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… we headed up to the 10th floor.

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A hallway overlooked the double-height great room.

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The master bedroom comes with a private terrace and a dressing room with integrated lighting and shelving.

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The bedroom is spacious enough to include a large sectional against one wall. It’s tricky to tell in the photos, but what appears to be a mirror behind the sofa is actually mirrored glass that overlooks the living room. From the living room, it appears to be opaque mirrored glass to maintain privacy in the bedroom.

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The master bathroom, with Perlado beige marble walls and marble radiant heat flooring, comes with a freestanding bathtub and custom-designed vanities.

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One of the bedrooms was set up as a children’s playroom, and another bedroom came with its own terrace. In total, the penthouse comes with 1,719 square feet of private terraces.

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The residence comes with five-and-a-half bathrooms: one ensuite in each bedroom and an additional half-bathroom downstairs off the great room.

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But everything I saw in the apartment itself just seemed like a warm-up to the apartment’s real selling point: the rooftop terrace, which has a 25-foot, heated saltwater pool.

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The private pool alone made this penthouse stand out from other multimillion-dollar penthouses and apartments I’ve seen.

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From the rooftop, you can also see the soaring new Hudson Yards towers to the north …

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… and the Hudson River to the West.

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In a city as crowded as NYC, I’ve always thought that privacy is one of the ultimate luxuries — especially private outdoor space.

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Over the past months, I’ve written about an $82 million penthouse overlooking Central Park and an $85 million apartment in Hell’s Kitchen.

While both of those, judging from photos, offered luxurious and exclusive experiences to their owners, they – and their significantly higher price tags – simply couldn’t compete with the Soori’s private pool.

Source: Compass