See Inside The 6 Most Expensive Penthouses In The World
There’s no more fitting place for the world’s richest folks to live than literally at the top.
Perched high above the rest of us, penthouses offer well-to-do owners a serious slice of the good life. With rooftop pools, lush sky-gardens, jaw-dropping views, and stunning interiors, these are the kinds of properties most of us can only dream about.
We’ve scoured the web to compile a list of residences that’ll make your eyes water.
From a nine-bedroom Sydney retreat to a London pad that comes with a special forces security team, here are the priciest rooftop suites in the world.
One Hyde Park, London - €186 Million
Property in London usually commands a premium price, but One Hyde Park makes a £5 mil Chelsea mansion look cheap as chips.
This lavish penthouse sits in arguably London’s most discussed residential development, boasting views over Harrods department store and the greenery of Hyde Park.
Amenities include a golf simulator, a private cinema, a library, grilling station, a twenty-one-meter swimming pool with spa, a squash court, 24-hour concierge, and not one, but two wine cellars. And if security is a concern, don’t worry because the property is protected by a SAS-trained security team at all times.
If you’d be prepared to settle for less than the penthouse, and slum it up in a one-bed at this address, you’d get away with paying the more reasonable price of just £10M. And by reasonable we mean ‘I just invented the next iPhone’ kind of reasonable.
City Spire Penthouse, New York City - €90 Million
Spanning 3 floors and boasting 743sqm this opulent penthouse offers 360-degree views over most of New York’s iconic landmarks.
The interior is a work of art. Designed by Juan Pablo Molyneux, a member of Architectural Digest's AD100, it’s based loosely on the styles used at the Palace of Versailles in France.
The kitchen is not only finished with rare materials but comes with its own personal chef to whip up meals to your liking. And you’ll be sure to rest easy in the master bedroom that spans an entire floor of the home.
Your friends will be delighted too as the penthouse comes complete with a 1,000 bottle wine cellar and a full-sized guest apartment located one floor below. We’re friends, right?
One Sydney Harbour, Sydney - €87 Million
This yet-to-be-built penthouse recently smashed the record for the most expensive property ever sold in Australia, and it’s not hard to see why.
Set over three floors and 1,600sqm, the finished penthouse will have nine bedrooms - with the master bedroom set to be bigger than the average city center apartment.
Throw into the mix dramatic eight-meter high ceilings, sweeping harbor views, and a private rooftop pool and gymnasium and you’ve got a dream home that’s to die for.
Wallich Residence, Singapore - €72 Million
Billed as ‘the highest home in Singapore’ this extravagant penthouse is perched 64-floors above the bustling streets below.
You can spend the evening enjoying the sunset in the pool, lounging in the cabana or soaking in the jacuzzi while taking in the panoramic views over one of the most mesmerizing cityscapes in the world.
Residents have access to a super-sized living room with marble floors, a dedicated lift to whisk them between different levels and even a secret James Bond-style ‘hidden den’ where the entrance is concealed behind a rotating cabinet.
Sierra Towers, Los Angeles - €52 Million
Sierra Towers (there’s actually only one) was constructed in the 1960s and quickly became one of LA’s most well-known celebrity addresses. Cher, Elton John, Sandra Bullock, and Lindsay Lohan have all once called this building home.
The penthouse offers residents unparalleled views across la-la land from its 350sqm terrace and amenities include an outdoor swimming pool where you can work on your tan, a fitness center to burn off your last Five Guy’s burger and a 24/7 concierge service to cater to all of your needs.
Presently, the penthouse comes unfurnished. So, you’d want to keep some budget for a stylish interior kit-out. Something tells us it wouldn’t be the same experience if you had to turn into an airbed in an empty apartment for the first few weeks.
One Madison, New York City - €45 Million
This penthouse sits atop a 60-story tower sits on East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The building has already been home to several famous residents, including Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady, and Rupert Murdoch.
The penthouse has a generous 680sqm of space spread through three floors, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a wraparound terrace featuring 360-degree river to sea views over Manhattan.
The development also contains a private health club and spa, a cinema and a 24/7 butler-staffed catering kitchen should you fancy a bite to eat at 3 am.
So there you have it - the top six most outrageously pricey penthouses in the world. While most of us are probably carefully budgeting to make next month’s rent, it’s always fun to have a gawk at how the other half lives.
If you’re feeling a little jealous of the extravagance showcased in this list - don’t. Instead, just imagine the headache of cleaning five bathrooms, think about the window washing bill for 108 panes and consider how much extra time you have because you don’t have to take lift sixty stories twice a day.
If that doesn’t help, then fingers crossed for a Euromillions win!