Only one thing comes to mind when we think of lavish lifestyles… spending a really huge amount of money on cars, vacations, yachts, jets, mansions, or on anything a person could lay his hands on. Some celebrities like Nicolas Cage spends millions on weird stuff, his Comic book collection costs $1.6 M, Rihanna spends $1M for a hairdo, and Mike Tyson baths in his $2.3 Million Solid Gold Bathtub.
For several years now, many celebrities have been investing in real estate: homes, mansions, and condominiums. Speaking of condominiums, this list will show you the ten most expensive penthouses in the world.
Four penthouses with a price tag of more than $30 million to a hundred million are located in the Big Apple, and the priciest of all is a $387 million penthouse in Monaco. Peek into 10 of the most expensive Penthouses in the world.
10- THE $8 MILLION OLD TREES PENTHOUSE
Old Trees Penthouse sits in one of the most luxurious beach front residences in Barbados. This three-story penthouse overlooking the Caribbean beach offers the most luxurious accommodations in Barbados. This $8 million property spreads over 5,000 square ft.
The top floor has 4 bedrooms 4 huge bathrooms and a huge living room all fully centralized air-conditioned, overlooking the white-sand beach. This penthouse has 24/7 security with exclusive access to the top floor by an elevator.
The penthouse offers 180 degrees of sea views from the two master bedrooms, living room, and plunge pool. The huge balcony has its private jacuzzi, a wet bar, and a barbecue area.
9- QUINTESSENTIAL’S $10.9 MILLION PENTHOUSE
Quintessential Penthouse, located in Wilshire Blvd. LA California was built in 2006. The penthouse boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, high ceilings, glass windows, huge balconies, master bedroom with double baths, spiral staircase with beautiful fiber optic chandelier that hangs over it and maids quarter on a separate floor. This 6,480 sq.ft. penthouse costs $10.9 million.
8- SAINT PETERSBURG’S $15 MILLION PENTHOUSE
A private residential penthouse located at the heart of St. Pete Russia. This triplex was built in 2012 at the top floor on one of the city’s skyscrapers. This three story penthouse and its two terraces offer 360 degrees scenic view of the city.
Each level is connected by the suite’s central staircase. Futuristic custom-made furnishings embellished the living space and the private rooms on the first level. The entertainment and business facilities are on the second level.
The glass walls at the top level provide a panoramic view of the entire St. Petersburg. All these at a whopping price of $15 million.
7- THE $29.5 MILLION SPENCER CONDOMINIUM
This property atop the Upper East Side Mansion in New York City was once a ballroom of the mansion, turned into an opulent apartment designed by Horace Trumbauer. The Spencer Condominium, owned by actress/comedienne Joan Rivers (net worth of $50 million), is listed for $29.5 million.
This 5,190-square-foot neo-French Classic condo with an intricate parquet-de-Versailles flooring, four bedrooms and five baths, a stunning two-story gallery, living room, two fireplaces, 23-foot ceilings.
The bedroom suite offers a stunning view of Manhattan’s Central Park, the mansion is also few steps away from the famous shopping stores in 5th Avenue. (A few years ago Joan Rivers went public about some paranormal encounters in her lavish apartment)
6- THE $30 MILLION SYDNEY HARBOR FRONT PENTHOUSE
Australia’s most expensive penthouse on the market at $30 million sits atop Bennelong Apartments complex. This toaster-like sky-high building is located in between Circular Quay and the Botanic Gardens, at Macquarie St., Sydney.
The property owners are Margaret Maloney and her late husband Cyril (a real-estate mogul and pub baron who passed away late last year).
This harbourfront mega-unit occupies an area of 700sq m, with its private elevator lobby, wine cellar, billiards room, a master suite, and a number of dressing rooms all overlooking Sydney’s landmarks- the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
5- ONE57’S $90 MILLION PENTHOUSE
One57 Penthouse was purchased by philanthropist, billionaire and hedge fund manager William Ackman early last year for $90 million. It was more of an investment buy rather than residential, during which time the One57 Tower was still in construction and the loft was in the listing for $110 million.
The “winter garden” penthouse spreads over 13,500 square feet at the 75th and 76th floors of the 90-story tower. It comes with a private glass-enclosed garden, a swimming pool, and rooms occupying 2,500-square-foot of the loft all overlooking Central Park.
Ackman managed to own one the most expensive penthouses in Manhattan slamming the previous record of the most expensive loft purchases in New York at $88 million back in 2011 by Ekaterina Rybolovleva, daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitriy Rybolovlev. Several New York penthouses that are worth $100 million or more are still up for grabs.
4- CITYSPIRE’S $100 MILLION PENTHOUSE
Sitting atop CitySpire tower in midtown Manhattan, is an octagonal 8,000-square foot penthouse occupying three floors (73rd, 74th, and 75th) of the building. The three-story penthouse includes six bedrooms, nine baths, an entertainment room, a 20-guest dining room, a gallery, a conference room, and a private interior elevator to access the three floors.
The master bedroom occupies the entire 75th floor and the loft also comes with a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and the maids quarter plus a 3,000 sq. ft of exterior space, all at the hefty price tag of $100 million.
3- PIERRE HOTEL’S $125 MILLION PENTHOUSE
The Pierre penthouse spreads over 12,000 square feet occupying three floors-41st, 42nd, and 43rd of the Pierre Hotel. The Pierre penthouse belongs to the estate of the late finance analyst Martin Zweig who acquired the loft in 1999 for $21.5 million.
The penthouse was first listed for $70 million in 2004 but was pulled off in 2008. Shortly after Zweig’s passing in February 2013, the property was listed again at a lofty price of $125 million. This elegant space includes five master suites, six full baths plus three half baths, separate guest suites plus staff accommodations, five fireplaces, four terraces, the main kitchen, a grand marble staircase, a private interior elevator, and sweeping 360-degree views of Manhattan.
All these luxurious and lavish lifestyles for a jaw-dropping $125 million. The Piere Hotel is home to several personalities like fashion billionaire Tory Burch, media billionaire Sumner Redstone, and hotelier billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed.
The Pierre Hotel was first opened in 1930 located between 61st Street and Fifth Avenue Manhattan, New York City.
2- ONE HYDE PARK PENTHOUSE FOR $200 MILLION
One Hyde Park is one of the wealthiest and most secretive residences in the world, located in Knightsbridge London. The Penthouse spans 17,000-sq.ft. and stretched across two floors that cost more than $11,000 per square foot, totaling to an estimated $200 million worth property.
It boasts five bedrooms, private gyms, study rooms, 24-hour room service, private wine-tasting facility, floor-to-ceiling windows which are bullet-proof by the way, extreme security service by the British Special Forces, and a panic room too.
One Hyde Park Hotel is owned by brothers Christian and Nick Candy and Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The owners were the first ones to buy into the hotel. Christian Candy owns two apartments at $85 million and his brother Nick owns the 11th-floor duplex penthouse, and $64 million dollar triplex for the Prime Minister.
The five-star amenities and extreme security and privacy are the highlights of this hotel. The hotel is home to many notable people and celebrities Taiwanese business tycoon Winston Wong Wen Young, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, Naomi Campbell’s ex-billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, Nigerian billionaire Folorunsho Alakija, the wealthiest man in Kazakhstan-Vladimir Kim, and Russian couple Viktor and Irina Kharitonina.
Ukrainian billionaire and oligarch Rinat Akhmetov paid for one of the penthouses for $214 million in 2011, this by far is the most expensive residential buy in the UK.
1- MONACO’S TOUR ODEON PENTHOUSE FOR $387 MILLION
Monaco is not only home to the world’s most exclusive casinos, exotic cars, and luxury yachts, but will soon be home to the most expensive penthouses in the world. The Odeon Tower will be the Mediterranean’s tallest building standing at 557 feet above sea level, it will come out the market in July 2014, to have the most expensive penthouse in the world with a striking price of $387 million.
Tour Odeon contains two sky duplexes, a multi-story penthouse that spreads over 30,000 sq.ft., and 70 luxury lofts each with one-six bedrooms. The penthouse boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and glass balconies both overlooking entire Monaco, the Larvotto Beach, and the azure Ligurian Sea.
It comes with a private waterslide plunging into an infinity pool, a private lounge, and a movie room. The elements of marble, bronze, and wood adorned the loft’s interiors. It also offers 24/7 luxury services, full-time housekeeping, cleaning, and valet service.