From Sydney to New York – Behind the doors of the 11 most lavish penthouses in the world

Sky Lofts Glasshouse – New York City, USA
Located atop one of Tribeca’s most beautiful and revered industrial Art Deco buildings, this 750sqm, 4-bedroom penthouse is made of a sun and temperature-controlled museum-quality insulated glass. The 450sqm wraparound deck offers truly dazzling unobstructed views across New York City, including vistas of the Freedom Tower, Empire State Building and Hudson River.

Lumina Penthouse – San Francisco, USA
This duplex penthouse captures iconic views of San Francisco landmarks such as the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Ferry Building and Downtown Financial Center from its giant curvilinear walls. Composed of 5 bedrooms, a double-height living space, and a gym, this 1,400sqm unit also boasts 8 terraces and a private rooftop deck.

Faena House – Miami Beach, USA
This 5-bedroom, 800sqm penthouse on top of the über-luxurious Faena House offers more than 700 sqm of wraparound terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach and an additional rooftop deck complete with a 22-meter infinity pool. Initially sold $10 million above asking price, it is the most expensive condo in Miami.

The Pierre Penthouse – New York City, USA
The Pierre Hotel penthouse on Fifth Avenue boasts16 rooms, an 18th-century library, Swedish sauna, a private elevator that services all 3 floors, each equipped with its own kitchenette in addition to the main kitchen. The arched cathedral windows offer 360-degree views of Manhattan, Central Park and the Hudson and East Rivers – the penthouse also opens onto 4 terraces on each corner of the building.

One Hyde Park – London, UK
This 1,600sqm duplex penthouse is the most expensive residence ever sold in Britain. Designed specifically for its owners by Candy & Candy, the extravagant unit offers the most tranquil Hyde Park views and all the amenities and services from the neighboring Mandarin Oriental hotel, including the spa. Security in the building is paramount: there are panic rooms, bulletproof glass, and guards trained by British Special Forces to protect the happy few calling One Hyde Park home.

Tour Odeon – Monaco
Sky Penthouse is rumored to be the most expensive condo in the world. 3,250 sqm, 3 staff bedrooms, 24-hour concierge service, a caterer, private chauffeur: its features are jaw dropping. However, nothing comes close to the infinity pool, accessible by a water-slide extending from the private dance floor. Perched between the 45th and 49th floors, there is hope to keep the unobstructed sea view for a while – and that’s far from being a given in Monaco’s booming real estate market.

GeoffreyGeoffrey Ravoire
Founder of UNITIATE, Geoffrey is a Marketing Expert, Luxury Specialist and Hospitality Enthusiast. Wherever he goes, his early career and personal interests have always helped him nurture and cultivate a passion for the Travel and Leisure industries. French born, Geoffrey has accumulated an extensive experience abroad, thanks to regular visits to foreign countries but also thanks to years of expatriation. Currently based in Chicago, Geoffrey has already lived and worked in New York, Shanghai, Singapore and Monaco. You can meet Geoffrey on Twitter and Linkedin.

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