The Rent Is High, and So Is the Demand

This week, the Appraisal takes a look at the five-figure rental — a surprisingly in-demand abode these days, and not just for the Dominique Strauss-Kahns of the world, looking to spend their house arrests in splendor.

Relatively ordinary people of means seem increasingly willing to pay upward of $10,000 a month, brokers say, for a particular combination of space, light, grandeur and amenities — from the dry cleaning service, bowling alley and parklike common terrace that comes with the $12,000 monthly rent at 15 Broad Street in the financial district to the full luxury hotel treatment renters can get at the Waldorf Towers for $12,000 to $150,000 a month.

So, what are the features and amenities that would you expect from an apartment costing $10,000, $20,000 or even $85,000 a month?

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