It’s Free to Look: The Upper West Side Penthouse With the Heavenly Views

Skylights are the centerpiece of many a New York penthouse, but how many boast a copper-clad, 25-foot-wide triangular beauty that lights up at night? Probably only the top unit at 171 West 71st Street. The Prudential Douglas Elliman listing throws around works like “dramatic,” “spectacular,” “enormous” and “dreamy” for good reason.

Aside from the umissable ceiling, the prewar property at 171 West 71st Street features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen and two outdoor areas — one is a terrace with beautiful city views and the other a padded playpen for the kids.

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