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01/30/2013 08:43 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2013

Famous Spider Man Penthouse is a Marvel

As a Penthouse Specialist in NYC, I get to see a lot of impressive apartments. Recently, I got to see the Penthouse that was used as Green Goblin's residence in the Spider Man movies. It was recently listed for sale in Manhattan's historic Tudor City area for $1.6 million.

The building, built during the 1920s and often referred to as "Windsor Tower," was chosen due to its gothic "Old World" façade, which features oversized wood-burning fireplaces, a grand staircase, herringbone floors, dragons and gargoyles. The apartment consists of three-floors and contains one-bedroom and two bathrooms. 18-foot windows, a rooftop garden and a private terrace all allow for very impressive views of the midtown skyline.

Although the apartment has retained its original architecture, the kitchen was renovated to include stainless steel surfaces and appliances. The skyline is viewable from the dining area, which overlooks the living area, and a master bedroom is located just off the kitchen area.

Besides playing an integral part in the Spider Man series, Windsor Tower has achieved fame in other ways. Charlton Heston once lived on the penthouse floor, and the building itself was featured in other films, including Scarface, the Godfather III and The Bourne Ultimatum.

The developer, Fred F. French, purchased lots originally consisting of brown houses and tenements, surrounded by slaughterhouses and breweries. When development was complete, Tudor City consisted of 12-apartment buildings containing 3,000 units. The area was designated as an historic district in 1988, and now houses approximately 5,000 residents.

For any questions you may have regarding Tudor City or any other NYC real estate, leave me a comment or email toni@elliman.com.