Inside New York City’s Priciest Rental Unit

New York City's most expensive rental unit is… drumroll please… a 5,087-square-foot apartment at The Plaza that is on the market for a staggering $165,000 per month. The elegant and way pricey apartment is owned by Esprit founder Jurgen Friedrich who after having trouble selling the unit decided to renovate it and flip it onto the rental market. With such a steep rental price tag at least the pad comes with all the furniture and art work, right? View the listing.

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New York City's most expensive rental unit is… drumroll please… a 5,087-square-foot apartment at The Plaza that is on the market for a staggering $165,000 per month. The elegant and way pricey apartment is owned by Esprit founder Jurgen Friedrich who after having trouble selling the unit decided to renovate it and flip it onto the rental market. With such a steep rental price tag at least the pad comes with all the furniture and art work, right? View the listing.
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The Astor Suite at The Plaza is truly fit for royalty. The fifth floor unit was named the Astor Suite after Donald Trump bought the building in 1988 and his ex-wife Ivana personally supervised construction on the suite, reports the Post.
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A view of the study that features English oak paneling and hand drawn plaster ceilings. According to the listing, architect S.R. Gambrel Inc. employed the artisans who rebuilt Windsor Castle to elegantly transform the residence.
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Prior to this stunning $165,000-per-month unit hitting the rental market, the most expensive rental went to a five bedroom, $150,000-per-month unit at the Waldorf-Astoria.
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A view of the chic kitchen in the Esprit founder's home, which he purchased in 2007 for $25 million. Soon after, Friedrich unsuccessfully tried to unload the crib for $55 million.
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There are four bedrooms total in the expensive pad. In addition to a 4,284-square-foot main private residence, which features three bedrooms and five bathrooms, the home also boasts a 800-square-foot private guest suite across the hall.
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A look at one of the six bathrooms in the spread. The entire apartment is outfitted with the coolest technology, meaning that the temperature, lights, music, and TV are all controlled by an iPad. Talk about modern.
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All of the windows were made by hand in Oxford, England. The steep $165,000 per month rental price includes all the furniture, electronics, art and maid service.
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Whoever decides to splash out the steep monthly rent will surely be in good company. Former residents of the home include John Jacob Astor, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and John F. Kennedy.
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Building amenities include a concierge, courtyard, exercise room, full-time doorman, health club, laundry room on each floor, and a private outdoor space.
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A look at the living room, which provides access to the private balcony. All of the rooms in the unit feature furniture that has been hand selected from across the globe from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
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A view of the private terrace in the elaborate spread.
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