Design & Architecture

Top 10 Highest Penthouses in the World

Penthouses  will always be popular among those who seek splendor and luxury in their apartments high above the ground, and who want to feel like kings of the world as they look down upon it. Below are the top penthouses that, in our opinion, have the best locations and are designed and furnished to excite even the most fastidious clients.

10. The Heron, London

Are you in search of the most luxurious penthouse in the second most expensive European city? Look no further than The Heron - an impressive 36-story tower situated in the heart of London. This exclusive building offers members-only access to a gym, bar, screening room, and a rooftop garden with breathtaking views of the cityscape. The penthouse itself is a duplex, occupying the upper level of the tower and providing unparalleled London views. Spanning 6,000 square feet with marble floors throughout, it boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a Boffi kitchen, and a luxurious room with a retractable ceiling.

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

The South Bank Tower is a 30-story structure was rebuilt into a 4-story building that offers both luxury office spaces and delightful apartments, including the top penthouses. The individual modern designs of each unit make you feel as if you are one-of-a-kind. With numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, bars, spacious living rooms, and an indoor pool, residents can enjoy all of these amenities while taking in breathtaking views of famous London landmarks, such as St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament.

Soth Bank Tower Penthouse in London
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8. House Of The Tree, China

The House of the Tree, located in Shenzhen, China and designed by Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis & Co., features a stunning penthouse that spans two floors - the top 48th and 49th floors of the residential tower. Kokaistudios has created something truly unique for the Chinese real estate market, with non-typical architectural design that makes it absolutely marvelous. The penthouse boasts 616 square feet of space, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious living room, a private family area on the second floor, and an outstanding outdoor terrace with a swimming pool.

House of the Tree penthouse in China
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7. 56 Leornard, New York

Situated at the top of the 60-story 56 Leonard tower in New York City, we find an exemplary display of luxurious living - a magnificent apartment that features a private 23-meter pool, gym, woodburning fireplace, elevator, and all-glass walls. Being above the city lights at night is truly an incredible experience.

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

Singapore's tallest residential development, Wallich Residence, is another Asian gem. It features an exclusive collection of 181 luxury homes, including one to four bedroom units, four penthouses, and one Super Penthouse: a triplex located on the 62nd to 64th floors of the building. The Super Penthouse boasts extraordinary design with all-glass walls and spans an impressive 21,108 square feet above the world. The spacious living room even includes a grand piano, while the billiard room, numerous bathrooms and bedrooms, pool, and rooftop garden are all sumptuously designed with lots of shimmering lights.

Wallich Residence penthouse in Singapore
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5. Fremont Building, California

Presenting the tallest apartment on the US West Coast, this stunning residence boasts an area of 6,941 square feet and occupies the entire rooftop of the 70-story Fremont Building. The luxurious living space features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two kitchens, as well as a private wet bar. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer an unforgettable view of the San Francisco Bay, complete with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Freemont Penthouse in California
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4. Madison Avenue, New York

The wealthy and glamorous Big Apple boasts many penthouses, but this one stands out from the rest. Located on the 72nd floor and designed by Eran Chen of ODA Architecture, this duplex covers an impressive 18,000 square feet and features six deluxe bedrooms and twelve bathrooms. The interior is both ultra-modern and cozy, making a lasting impression. The magnificent New York skyline is like a Lego construction from this height, with all of its iconic landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and of course, the Hudson River.

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

In New York, we find the One57 Penthouse situated right in the heart of the city, above Central Park, on the top floor of a 90-storey building. This magnificent duplex spans over 10925.37 sq ft, featuring 6 bedrooms and a 55.7 ft wide grand salon with floor-to-ceiling windows, a swimming pool, and to top it all off, a glass-enclosed garden.

One57 Penthouse in New York
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2. Tour Odeon, Monaco

The Sky Penthouse is situated on top of the Tour Odeon, the tallest building in Monaco. It is also considered the most expensive, with an approximate cost of 327 million dollars. The penthouse occupies the highest five floors of the building at an altitude of 170m above the sea. It boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 staff bathrooms, a private elevator, and an open terrace with a round swimming pool featuring a waterslide. The modern design uses mostly natural materials. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a full view of Monaco from all directions.

Tour Odeon penthouse in Monaco
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1. Central Park Tower

The world's tallest residential penthouse is the US$250 million penthouse at Central Park Tower, providing unobstructed views of sprawling New York City from its 431m elevation above street level. If the penthouse achieves its asking price, it would surpass the previous record of US$238 million paid by hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin for a condo across the street at 220 Central Park South, according to Mansion Global. The Central Park Tower penthouse is spread across three levels from the 129th through to the 131st floors and boasts 1625 sq m of interior living space, with 23 rooms, seven bedrooms, and 9.5 bathrooms. In addition, there is a 133 sq m outdoor terrace offering a breathtaking view of New York City, Central Park, the Midtown, and Downtown skylines, and the waterways across Manhattan. The penthouse also boasts the highest ballroom on Earth, features the highest residential terrace in the world, and is the most expensive listing in the U.S. as of 2022. The Central Park Tower penthouse is truly one-of-a-kind, offering a luxurious lifestyle and unparalleled views of the city that never sleeps.

Central Park Tower Penthouse | Top 10 highest penthouses in the world
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This article was last updated in May 2023.