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Top 10 Highest Penthouses in the World

Discover some of the most impressive luxury apartments

19 Nov 2017, words by Sophie McKinley

Penthouses will always be popular among those, who want to have their splendour and luxury apartments at the bird's flight high and feel themselves to be the Kings of the world, looking down on it. Here are top penthouses that, in our opinion, have the greatest placements, designed and furnished to excite the most fastidious clients.

10. 160 Leroy, Manhattan

Number ten is not the highest, disposed in the 15-storey building, but unique for sure, as it is claimed to become the most expensive downtown Manhattan’s apartment ever: the 160 Leroy’s north penthouse is 7,750 sq.ft 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3 real woodburn fireplaces with personal elevator. Moreover, there is a 5,140 sq. ft terrace with an outdoor kitchen, where a magnificent skyline view can be enjoyed from the personal pool.

160 Leroy Penthouse in New York
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9. The Heron, London

Luxury penthouse in the second Europe’s expensive - London? here you are: The Heron, a nifty 36-storey tower right in the centre of the city, offers a kind of closed club privileges aka gym, bar, screening room and a roof garden with an original landscape. The penthouse we talk about is duplex, on the upper level, opening an unexcelled London views, possessing 6000 sq.ft with marble floors, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Boffi kitchen and luxurious room with a retractable ceiling.

The Heron Penthouse in London
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8. South Bank Tower, London

We’re still in London, meeting the South Bank Tower, which was 30-storey earlier, but then rebuilt into a 4- storey structure that offers luxury office premises and delightful apartments, including the top penthouses. Individual modern design makes you feel you’re one and only. Numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, bars, spacious living rooms and the indoor pool, and all these can be relished together with the most famous London sights views, such as St.Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

Soth Bank Tower Penthouse in London
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7. House of the Tree, China

House of the Tree in Shenzhen, China, designed by Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis &co. The penthouse is duplex, holding the top 48th and the 49th floors of the residential tower. Kokaistudios made something absolutely new for the China real estate market, the non-typical architectural decision makes it marvellous. 616 sq.ft with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, great living room, private family area on the second floor, and outstanding outside terrace with the swimming pool.

House of the Tree penthouse in China
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6. 56 Leornard, New York

We’re in New York, to discover the 56 Leonard penthouse. On the top of the 60-storey tower, we find an ideal example of magnificent luxury apartment offering private 23-meters pool, gym, woodburn fireplace, elevator, and all-glass walls. Being above the lights of the City at the night time is really something incredible.

56 Leonard Penthouse in New York
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5. Wallich Residence, Singapore

Another Asian diamond, Singapore’s tallest residential development, Wallich Residence, is an exclusive collection of 181 luxury homes consisting of one to four bedroom units, four penthouses, and one Super Penthouse: the triplex on the 62-64th floors of the building. Extraordinary design and all-glass walls, 21,108sq.ft above the world. Enormous living-room with even a great piano, billiard room, numerous bathrooms and bedrooms, the pool and a roof garden, all sumptuously designed with lots of glimmering lights.

Wallich Residence penthouse in Singapore
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4. Fremont Building, California

Here we have the tallest apartment on US West coast. Possessing the area of 6.941 sq.ft, it occupies the entire rooftop of the 70-storey Fremont Building. 5-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms and two kitchens are accompanied with a private wet bar. Out of it’s floor to ceiling windows, you avail yourself the unforgettable view on the San-Francisco Bay with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Freemont Penthouse in California
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3. Madison Avenue, New York

The wealthy and glamorous Big Apple can boast of many penthouses, but this one is absolutely outstanding. Located at the height of the 72nd floor, the place was designed by Eran Chen (ODA-Architecture). It is duplex of 18000 sq.ft, with deluxe 6 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The interior makes an impression of extra modern but cosy at the same time. The magnificent NY as out of the Lego Constructor, considering the height, with all world known representatives as Empire State Building, Chrysler building, and the Hudson River of course.

Madison Avenue penthouse in New York
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2. One57, New York

New York again - here, above the Central park, right in the heart of the city, on the top of 90-storey building we find the One57 Penthouse. It is the duplex of 10925,37 sq.ft, 6 bedrooms and a 55,7 ft wide great salon with the up to the ceiling windows, a swimming pool, of course, and as a cherry on the top of the cake - a glass-enclosed garden.

One57 Penthouse in New York
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1. Tour Odeon, Monaco

And here is the ultimate champion, the Emperor among all World’s penthouses, The Sky Penthouse, topping the highest building of Monaco, the Tour Odeon. It should be mentioned, that it is also considered to be the most expensive - it’s approximate cost is 327 million dollars. And it’s worth it - on the altitude of 170m above the sea, occupying the highest five floors of the building, the Sky Penthouse offers 5 bedrooms, 3 staff bathrooms, private elevator, open terrace featuring round swimming pool with the waterslide. The design is modern and the majority of materials used are natural. And all the Monaco is on the full view from all the directions out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. Delightful.

Tour Odeon penthouse in Monaco
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