The notorious 'attic' penthouse in New York's Plaza Hotel is on the market again for $50 million

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The Plaza Hotel: A Brief History

Oh, The Plaza Hotel's attic penthouse, we meet again.

The huge apartment at the top of one of the most famous hotels is again on the market -- this time carrying a price tag of nearly $50 million. That's less than what the apartment was listed for in 2013 ($59 million), but a whole lot more than it was when it was purchased just a year prior to that ($26 million).

In 2008, Russian billionaire Andrei Vavilov sued the Plaza after he found that the unit had lower ceilings than he said he had been promised. He had purchased the penthouse sight-unseen for $53.5 million. The penthouse has had several owners since then.

A private elevator grants a secluded entrance to the triplex penthouse, which has incredible Central Park views and state-of-the-art home automation.

Douglas Elliman's Alexander Team has the listing.

The "attic" penthouse at the top of the legendary Plaza Hotel has a long history.

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The palatial apartment has been offered for sale four times over the last decade.

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Each time, its price has climbed exponentially.

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The kitchen's skylights drench the room in sunlight.

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The dining room includes an incredible light fixture that doubles as a work of art. Thankfully, the wine storage is close at hand.

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State-of-the-art home automation can control the air conditioning, lighting, and windows via an iPad.

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It's known as the attic because it occupies three floors at the top of the hotel. The triplex apartment stretches 6,300 square feet in total.

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The curved staircase itself is a work of art.

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The master suite lies on the top floor and measures 1,000 square feet on its own. There are four bedrooms in total.

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The bathroom is done completely in marble, with a full glass shower.

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The master bath has a luxurious tub in the middle of the room.

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A 31-foot private terrace provides a beautiful, sweeping view of Central Park, adjacent to the building.

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It's seriously gorgeous.

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