Among the many classic New York status symbols, townhouses stand out for their multiple stories, expansive living areas, and incredible privacy. With that in mind, some developers are taking all of the benefits of a townhouse and transporting them to the sky in cloud-piercing duplex condominiums. With all of the cachet of a brownstone, these exceptional homes also include panoramic, penthouse-level skyline views, and the result is the best of everything New York has to offer. Here are some of the most luxurious examples.

Destined to be the next crown jewel of New York, Rose Hill is the brand new full-service, 45-story luxury condominium tower in Manhattan’s coveted NoMad neighborhood. Developed by the legendary Rockefeller Group, which was formed more than 90 years ago to develop and build Rockefeller Center, Rose Hill is the firm’s first residential tower in its hometown and pays tribute to their greatest creation through its Art Deco-inspired design. Designed inside and out by award-winning firm CetraRuddy to appeal to a whole new generation of homebuyers, Penthouse B’s sky-high duplex boasts 2,610 square feet of space.

Listed for $11.995 million, the 2-bed / 3-bath residence features soaring ceilings of up to 13 feet high and stunning city vistas through expansive glass windows, as well as more than 600 square feet of outdoor entertaining space spread between two balconies. Interiors include rusticated hardwood floors and bronze finished hardware. The Miele appliance-equipped kitchen features custom ultra-matte, dark charcoal woodwork, metal-framed glass upper cabinetry, and Calacatta honed marble countertops. Anchored by a custom designed vanity, the dramatic master bath offers brass finished fixtures and radiant heated floors in dark, veined marble. Ample closet space, and washer/dryers complete this home in the clouds.