Watch the world from above in these city-slicker penthouses.
Spanning 10,900sqft over five storeys connected by a private lift, this TRIBECA home is being marketed as a townhouse in the sky. Oversized windows keep the 19 double-height rooms sun-flooded – or, if you prefer the outdoors, the apartment boasts three large terraces and a roof garden. There are seven bedrooms: one is a guest bedroom suite with bathroom, kitchen and breakfast room, while another is a commodious master suite occupying its own floor, complete with fireplace, a skylit walk-in closet, an enormous bathroom, a separate Jacuzzi room and its own west-facing sunset terrace. Oenophiles will be happy to find storage for 1,000 bottles, while fitness freaks will delight in the rooftop gym.
Priced at US$24.5M. | Sotheby’s International Realty, tel: +1 212 431 2424, www.sothebysrealty.com
Enjoy a healthy dose of fun in the sun and join the international jetset in this modern 12-storeyMONTE CARLO development, inspired by the Belle Epoque architecture of the principality. Situated right on the beach, this 2,260sqft penthouse enjoys panoramic views of the Mediterranean from the inside as well as from the decorated roof garden, which comes complete with a private dipping pool. All three bedrooms are en suite with dressing rooms, and there is a studio apartment with a shower room and kitchenette for staff. Also available on the compound are three parking spaces and three cellars.
Priced at US$30.4M. | Prestige Property Group, tel: +44 1935 817188, www.prestigeproperty.co.uk
Fancy yourself a Sloane Ranger? Look the part by moving into the exclusive KNIGHTSBRIDGE neighbourhood. On the market is a refurbished top-floor duplex on Pont Street, just a minute’s walk from the shops and restaurants of Sloane Street, and known for its narrow, red-brick, Dutch-style, 19th-century terraced houses. The 1,780sqft apartment has three en suite bedrooms and a roof terrace, with views over Chelsea to the south and the city skyline to the east. The property also features a fully integrated Sonos media set-up and a Futronics programmable lighting system.
Priced at US$3.2M. | W.A. Ellis, tel: +44 20 7306 1600, www.waellis.co.uk
Live like an emperor or empress on top of a historic 19th-century palace in the INNERE STADT,overlooking the stately Imperial Gardens and Museum of Fine Arts. Spanning 4,480sqft, this four-bedroom penthouse is an elegant interplay of the old and new. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home capture spectacular views of the city’s historic and cultural landmarks. Sit beneath the stars in the expansive roof garden during warm summer nights, or take a dip in the private rooftop pool.
Priced around US$14.2M. | Christie’s International Real Estate, tel: +44 20 7389 2478, www.christiesrealestate.com
Escape the city frenzy in this new-build, situated in the suburban district of QINGPU in the west of Shanghai, adjacent to the Hongqiao Development Zone. The entire Great Mansion residential development spans more than a million square feet, complemented by communal gardens and a 40,900sqft clubhouse that includes a spa, gym and indoor pool. The spacious top-floor apartments come with three to four bedrooms as well as up to three reception rooms, along with parking. You can also sleep with peace of mind in this gated community, which comes with 24-hour security and concierge service.
Priced around US$1.1M. | Knight Frank, tel: +86 21 6445 9968, www.knightfrank.com
Perched atop the grand 15th-century Palazzo Gianfigliazzi, this river-front apartment on LUNGARNO DEL CORSINI has some of Florence’s best views over the Arno river and the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge. What’s more, it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the historic heart of the city and Florence’s most exclusive shopping area. The penthouse boasts a living area of 3,875sqft with five large windows overlooking the river, while the soaring 5.5m ceilings lend an additional sense of space. The three en suite bedrooms come with river views, and the bedroom and bathroom on the mezzanine level can be converted into a study.
Priced at US$9.4M. | Rome Sotheby’s International Realty, tel: +39 06 6938 0076, www.sothebysrealty.com
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