180 East 88th Street, Made Famous From HBO’s Succession, Reaches $200 Million in Residential Sales

180 East 88th Street | Will Femia

Succession emerged as one of the most monumental television hits in recent years. Following the conflicts within a perpetually dissatisfied family of affluent media moguls, the New York City-based show unfolds against the backdrop of lavish wealth. It features stunning estates in the countryside, Scandinavian spas in the mountains of Norway, and high-end Manhattan penthouses. Among such buildings highlighted in Succession, 180 East 88th Street recently achieved a major milestone, having reached $200 million in residential sales following an uptick in sales activity.

Nestled within the Upper East Side, 180 East 88th Street stands as a luxurious condominium. Housing a select collection of 46 half- and full-floor homes that ensure both optimal privacy and maximum living space, the building has become a favorite of New York City’s famous and affluent residents. Developed and designed by Joe McMillan’s DDG, 180 East 88th Street is all about craftsmanship and intricate detail. To name just a few of the building’s opulent elements, the facade is composed of 600,000 handmade bricks from Denmark, its lobby displays a custom stucco art installation by German artist Jan Hooss, and every residence includes ceilings over 14 feet high. 

180 East 88th Street lobby | Alex Stein

The past several months have been a major success for 180 East 88th Street. This year, the building has secured the highest number of contracts on the Upper East Side, an impressive feat highlighted by the signing of seven contracts within a brief seven-week span this summer. The building also sold one of its flagship residences, a Succession-featured penthouse, that brought in a $24.7 million cash deal.

The penthouse, showcased as fan-favorite Kendall Roy’s residence in season four, is a uniquely designed masterpiece. The unit offers 5,500 square feet of space across three stories, with both a white spiral staircase and a private elevator connecting one floor to the next. Furthermore, as the tallest residence north of 72nd Street on the Upper East Side, the unit’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide uninterrupted city panoramas.

Penthouse living room | Sean Hemmerle

The first level’s open-concept floor plan seamlessly connects the living room, great room, dining room, and kitchen. The elegant kitchen contains marble countertops, Gaggenau appliances, and a massive central island.

Penthouse kitchen | Sean Hemmerle

The unit’s five bedrooms are upstiars, including the stylish primary suite. The primary suite, showcasing phenomenal city and Central Park views, includes a dressing room and a fantastic en-suite bathroom.

Penthouse primary suite | Sean Hemmerle

The penthouse also boasts 3,500 square feet of outdoor space across three levels. The home’s crown jewel, the roof terrace, is a massive outdoor space that includes a 14-person dining table and an outdoor gas fireplace. 

Penthouse roof terrace | Sean Hemmerle

Residents of 180 East 88th Street benefit from the building’s unparalleled amenities. The building incorporates eight floors of high-end perks, providing a comfortable lifestyle for residents. Amenities include a fitness and yoga studio, a basketball court, a soccer pitch, a children’s playroom, a lounge, a game room, and a wine room. The residence also has a 24-hour concierge and doorman service.

180 East 88th Street game room | Sean Hemmerle

Currently, 70 percent of the units at 180 East 88th Street have been sold; those remaining include the final three-bedroom home and the last duplex. While Kendall Roy’s extravagant penthouse is off the market, the rest of 180 East 88th Street has much to offer, including intricate designs, stunning city views, high ceilings, and a range of luxurious amenities and features.