If you’re a fan of HBO’s hit series, Succession, you may have already seen the spectacular home of Kendall Roy (played by Jeremy Strong), where the Roy family discusses their media company’s future and their family affairs.
Now, the real-life New York City home in the sky is on the market for a whopping $29 million on the Upper East Side. Like HBO’s White Lotus, we get to take a deep dive into how the other half lives in this Succession penthouse.
Located at 180 E 88th Street, the three-story Manhattan apartment is fit for a media king with more than 5,500 square feet of living space, including 3,500 square feet of outdoor space across three levels and a rooftop terrace that boasts 2,100 square feet and hovers 467 feet over the Big Apple – the highest elevation north of East 72nd Street. Want to know who else likes to be high? We’d suggest reading about the homes of the cast of Friends.
The Succession penthouse complex features five bedrooms and four bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic skyline views, and Central Park views. The pre-war influences have been preserved despite the building’s construction in 2019, and modern appliances have been added to make life comfortable.
The building also offers amenities like a fitness center, a basketball court, a soccer pitch, a playroom, a game room, and a resident lounge, which are shared among the residents. You’ll also have access to a 24/7 doorman and concierge, and you can purchase extra storage for wine, bikes, and in Kendall’s case, possibly a private stash.
Prime Location – The Roy’s Standards Are Duly Met
The building location is ideal, as it is situated within walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions. The Succession penthouse is also less than 4 miles from the East 34th Street Heliport, so easy peasy getting across town from this luxury penthouse.
Additionally, the area boasts many excellent schools, making it a great option for families, although the siblings don’t seem big on raising the next generation of Roys- that would mean more competition. If there’s one saying the kids always agree on, “Let’s keep this about me.”
Lots of Space for Talking Smack
One of the standout features of this incredible property is its spacious interior. With 13.5 to 28-foot ceilings throughout, the home feels open, airy, and modern.
The arched design of many of the windows adds to the symmetrical and cohesive feel of the space. In the grandiose lower level lies a spacious open-plan living room, a sophisticated dining room, and a great room with a warm fireplace and a sleek wet bar. In addition, the custom kitchen features a distinguished center island, Statuario marble countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances.
The Succession penthouse has multiple living areas, including two living rooms and a great room that features a beautiful gas fireplace. Each of these spaces has access to one of the outdoor terraces, which are framed in dramatic archways and offer stunning views of the city.
This luxury dream home boasts cutting-edge technology and convenient smart home features. With just a single touch, you can adjust the lighting and temperature of the entire space. You can even adjust the shades and curtains from a remote location, allowing you to achieve the perfect amount of light and privacy.
The Kitchen – Shanked by Shiv?
The kitchen, designed by Molteni & C Dada, is a chef’s dream, with white lacquered cabinetry, marble countertops, and top-of-the-line Gaggenau luxury appliances, including two ovens and two dishwashers. This space would also easily accommodate one of our top indoor gardens.
The large center island provides ample workspace and storage. On a side note, With Logan not even cold in his grave, and the kids jockeying for position to be the next king a-hole, this is where Shiv might be tempted to give you the business end of a knife. Best to hash out any issues with her in any other room but here.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a den that could be used as a library, guest bedroom, or office. This versatile room offers a cozy spot for intimate gatherings or quiet work sessions.
Spectacular Spiral Staircase
A sculptural spiral staircase connects the second and third floors and leads to the upper-floor bedrooms. The spiral staircase is a work of art in its own right. The sculptural design and southern-facing orientation make it a focal point of the home.
With an electronic fob-controlled elevator, the stairs might be mostly for show. But in the series, you might recall Marcia (Hiam Abbass – Logan’s 3rd wife) appearing and commanding the stairways like nobody’s business.
Like the 3 Billy Goats Gruff who try to outwit a troll to get over a bridge in the Norwegian fairytale, this game is played over and over as each sibling tries one after another to outmaneuver Marcia and get up the stairs.
Intentional or not, this reverberates that stairs are an intricate part of architectural storytelling, and no doubt immense thought and creativity were put into this spiraling feature front and center in this lavish Succession penthouse.
Primary Bedroom Suite
The primary bedroom is a true oasis, featuring a gas fireplace and access to a terrace overlooking the park. It also has a dressing room and glass-walled bathroom with a rain shower and cove lighting.
The primary bathroom features heated flooring, mosaic tiling accenting the walls and floor, marble countertops, and more. The second bedroom has direct access to the terrace and overlooks the Eastern part of the city with views of several monumental bridges.
The primary bathroom, meanwhile, pairs slabs of marble with mosaic walls, oak cabinetry, and more brass fixtures. There are four bathrooms located throughout the home, as well as two powder rooms.
One of the standout features of the apartment is the artwork that adorns its walls. Throughout the space, you’ll find an impressive collection of contemporary pieces that add color and texture to the already stunning interiors. From abstract paintings to bold sculptures, the art complements the design of the apartment and adds personality to each room. An excellent way to feature a bespoke listing.
In addition to the stunning indoor spaces, the penthouse also boasts several outdoor areas that are perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying breathtaking views.
One of these areas features a large space overlooking the city, perfect for a giant dining and sitting area. Another outdoor space is covered by domed archways and encased in a glass barrier.
Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), who’s not quite the youngest of the kids but acts as if he is, would do nicely encased in a glass barrier. With his mish-mash vocabulary of obscenities decorated with added diddly-doodly speecharoo. Admit it, we all have that one relative we’d like to have a special place to put them in at family gatherings. This is one well-thought-out home.
If you’re interested in purchasing the luxurious three-story Succession penthouse that was featured in Season 3, you’ll need to get in touch with Michael Gordon, the real estate broker handling the sale.
Ready to live like a billionaire media mogul? Then Kendall Roy’s triplex Succession penthouse is the perfect place to call home. With its stunning design and state-of-the-art technology, it’s sure to impress, and you’ll be able to easily escape the city below, way up high on your very own island in the sky.