Mansions and estates with acres and acres of land are cool, but penthouses are just as cool. As a matter of fact, sometimes they're even cooler. From the One57 penthouse in New York City to the Quintessential penthouse in Los Angeles, these pricy bachelor pads have it all. Known for their hefty price tags and prestigious reputations, penthouses are often dreamt of rather than lived in. From New York to British Columbia, here are the top 5 sickest penthouses from around the world.
The Pierre Hotel Penthouse, New York
It'll run you about $125 million, but it's worth it. The Pierre Hotel penthouse is the penthouse of all penthouses. Steering clear of upgrading to modernized architecture, the Pierre Hotel penthouse maintains the classic luxury feel that was offered back in 1930 when the landmark first opened. The penthouse is made up of 3 floors at the very top of the Pierre. There are 16 grand rooms and a lavish living room that is considered to be the most magnificent privately owned room in the world.
The Spencer Condominium, New York
With its detailing restored by museum-trained artisans, the Spencer Condominium in New York defines what true luxury is. It'll only run you $29.5 million. The penthouse was designed by Horace Trumbauer and is currently owned by Joan Rivers. It offers 5100+ square feet with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Highlights include a two-story grand room, 23′ ceilings, parquet-de-Versailles flooring, and ornate 18th-century French panels. Now that's luxury.
The Quintessential Penthouse, Los Angeles
If you like glass balconies and high ceilings, you'll love this Los Angeles penthouse. The 6400+ square foot penthouse comes loaded with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Although it's still modernized, it also features classic embellishments, such as a spiral staircase and a fiber optic chandelier. All of this can be yours for $10.9 million. Not bad compared to what the Pierre Hotel's asking for!
One57 Penthouse, New York
Meet the most expensive home listing ever in Manhattan — a $110 million glass-walled penthouse overlooking Central Park on top of what will soon be New York’s tallest luxury condo. The six-bedroom penthouse covers 10,923 square feet at One57 Tower, currently under construction on West 57th Street near Carnegie Hall. It has a 57-foot-wide, double-height “grand salon” facing Central Park.
Saint Petersburg Penthouse, Russia
The most stunning thing about this Russian penthouse is the minimalistic design throughout the interior. There are 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms located in this home, as well as moderately high ceilings with built-in sound systems. This is a great change from the 1930s-style architecture. The price on this property has not yet been listed, but rumors circulating say it was going for $15 million at one point!