Pick Your Penthouse

A selection of gorgeous penthouse units on the market allow for home seekers to find a sky-high residence all their own. From the Italian countryside to the sandy beaches of Hawaii, here are a variety of penthouses across the globe, all with elevated aesthetic sensibilities and access to world-class amenities.

Overlooking the hilltop town of Casole d’Elsa, the 3,350 square foot residence is perfectly situated within Castello di Casole, a historic castle in Tuscany, Italy that dates back to the 10th century. It is the ultimate in estate living encompassing three bedrooms, spacious private terrace, full kitchen and fireplace. Owners can enjoy a dedicated concierge, governate and private chefs as well as ensuite dining and spa services.

Photo courtesy of Casali di Casole.

Photo courtesy of Ascent South Lake Union.

Developed by Greystar, this nautical-inspired two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse stands high within Ascent South Lake Union, a 25-story luxury apartment tower newly opened in Seattle’s up-and-coming neighborhood. Ascent South Lake Union offers penthouse residents prime access to the adjacent Amazon headquarters across the street, unparalleled views of the Downtown skyline, Lake Union and the Space Needle, and a host of smart home technology. Penthouse residents have access to The Observatory, a rooftop lounge and open-air deck, as well as an organic green roof, a rooftop spa, indoor entertainment kitchen, a pet spa, life-size Scrabble board and state-of-the-art fitness center. View the floor plan here.

As the pinnacle of luxury at the newest resort and on the lush island of Kauai, the three-bedroom and three-and-a-half bathroom Kaiholo penthouse offers spacious living with cliffside views of the 18-hole Ocean Course at Hokuala, Hau’pu Mountain Range and Nawiliwili Bay. As the largest residence at Timbers Kauai, the penthouse spans 5,239 square feet with a 1,795 square foot private lanai and features include Sapele hardwood floors, natural stone vanities and custom cabinetry, and beautifully appointed kitchens with Thermador Masterpiece appliances and an integrated wine cooler.

Photo courtesy of Timbers Kauai.

A stunning penthouse at Quay Tower — the new luxury high rise designed by LA-based Marmol Radziner on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront — just sold for more than $20 million, setting a new record for the most expensive home sale in Brooklyn history.

This is the first time Marmol Radziner has brought its California modernist aesthetic to New York City — the firm is best known for renovating iconic mid-century modern homes out west, including the famous Kaufmann House in Palm Springs.

With Quay Tower — and this penthouse in particular — Marmol Radziner creates a similar modernist experience of living in a home surrounded by nature. With tranquil views of the East River and New York Harbor, it’s easy to forget you’re in a 30-story structure in New York City.

Despite its elegant, modern design built with high-quality and natural materials, the ultra-luxe penthouse is meant to be lived in and loved. In the living room, a fireplace creates an intimate and inviting gathering space with stunning views of Manhattan.

The record-setting home combines two penthouses at the top of the building to create one incredible mansion with five-plus bedrooms and 7,433 square feet of living space, as well as a private 1,179-square-foot terrace.

A balance of intimacy and openness, indoor and outdoor and modernist meets warmth is tough to strike in a high-rise, and that is the real triumph of Marmol Radziner’s vision for Quay Tower.

Photos courtesy of Allison Walker.

The Harrison, a move-in ready, fully-amenitized, luxury high-rise on the top of Rincon Hill in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, unveiled its newly released 49th floor corner penthouse in October.

One of two remaining top floor penthouses, the “Steinway Suite” was designed by award-winning designer Michael Friedes and is punctuated with a Steinway Model M Spirio high-resolution player piano valued at $100,000. The sophisticated, 1940s-glam-meets-Mid-century-modern residence is being offered fully-furnished for $3.7 million.

The highly coveted corner, top floor penthouse gives a buyer the rare chance to purchase a fully furnished, nostalgic yet contemporary space with unmatched views of San Francisco. Highlights of the Steinway Suite penthouse include:

Living and Entertainment Room — The grand living and entertainment room is inundated with natural light via floor-to-ceiling windows that span two sides of the corner penthouse, revealing the most enviable and far-reaching views of the city below and Twin Peaks beyond. An additional focal point is the grand Steinway Model M Spirio, the world’s finest high-resolution piano, offering hundreds of hours of free performances. Beside the piano are two custom barrel swivel chairs covered in a black and white printed fabric that resembles an abstracted version of piano keys. The hand-blown glass and gold table glistens off the floor-to-ceiling windows and the oyster-colored cowhide rug creates added texture.

Sitting Alcove — The intimate alcove adjacent to the piano features a mohair-like sofa, and a wool and silk rug that has custom-cut corners on it to echo the angles of the room. The original artwork above the sofa was custom created by Friedes and features bold colors and movement that represents his interpretation of music playing. On the room’s other wall, Friedes selected original album covers that underscore the penthouse’s musical sensibility. Meanwhile, the room’s statuesque lamps add extra dimension to the space and show off the height of the ceilings. The coffee and end tables are composed of rich golds and polished wood that embrace the glamour of city penthouse living.

Dining Room — The dining area boasts a large banquette that creates a space for intimate dinners or enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning while sipping in the views. hangs above the banquette. The accented blue wall highlights a delightful original painting of San Francisco. Acrylic wall shelves display a collection of vintage colored glass objects, pulled directly from the art, and add a jewel-like reflective quality to the room.

Master Bedroom — The master bedroom is a unique retreat with a design that blends various eras and features a swanky chaise from which to admire the Bay views, as well as a long Mid-century inspired cabinet for storage beyond the spacious closet.

Guest Bedroom —The guest bedroom is designed to enjoy the dramatic views from the corner windows. It was inspired by a 1960s lucite and turquoise chair Friedes found in Palm Springs with the idea of making the space fun and light. The 1970s acrylic lamps are also a Palm Springs find. The artwork above the bed is titled “The Last Conductor” by Eastern European artist Eugene Soloiev, and is one of Friedes’ clever references to the Steinway Suite.

“I wanted the penthouse to feel refined, but also have a sense of whimsy,” says Friedes. “This special penthouse is the perfect home to enjoy, whether to entertain in, or relax and listen to the incredible sound emanating from the Steinway piano. And the decor is meant to echo it all.”

The “Steinway Suite” owner has access to The Harrison’s robust amenities, including: Uncle Harry’s, the building’s penthouse lounge, private dining room, grand entry salon, pantry, valet, fitness center, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and, Luxury Attaché, a dedicated concierge who coordinates everything from dinner reservations to private functions to monthly events. Penthouse residents are also within walking distance to AT&T Park and many of the city’s best restaurants, bars, shops and businesses.

The Harrison is located at 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 and can be reached at 415.721.7788. For more information, visit https://theharrisonsf.com/.  

Photos courtesy of The Harrison.

New York City is now in full summer swing, with the dark days of winter and the snowy skyline a thing of the past. New Yorkers are heading outside to enjoy the city streets, as well as waking up to sunny skyline views from their apartments.

Though the towering buildings of the city are notorious for their unobstructed views, several low-rise properties have changed that. Thanks to ingenious architectural design, these buildings provide the same high-rise views as the skyscrapers towering over them. Here are three properties currently listed that provide the high-rise views for the low-rise convenience:

The d’Orsay Pristinely located on 14th Street in Downtown Manhattan while neighboring Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, and the West Village, the d’Orsay is a 11-story luxury condominium that provides a view of the city reaching all the way to the Financial District. Though there aren’t many neighborhoods left in New York City where a 11-story building isn’t getting swallowed by taller buildings, the d’Orsay is structured to have just as breathtaking a view as its neighboring buildings. Hill West Architects designed the d’Orsay with these views in mind, as most of the bedrooms are situated at the front of the building with oversized windows, so residents feel like they’re looking down on the city right from the comfort of their beds.

363 Bond Street and 365 Bond Street Located in the architecturally innovative Gowanus, this pair of buildings represents the first new developments in the neighborhood — with varying scale and height to maximize the views of surrounding Brooklyn on the historic canal. Also designed by Hill West Architects, even the ground-level townhouses offer unrivaled views of the canal and neighborhood through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

70 Henry Designed by the world-renowned architect Morris Adjmi, this luxury residential property is in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Emulating the classic brownstone architecture for which the neighborhood is known, 70 Henry features five exclusive residences, including a full-floor penthouse. This penthouse is complete with stunning views of the surrounding classic architecture and vibrant NYC sunsets from the roof deck.

Photos courtesy of The Neighborhood (the d’Orsay), Tim Williams (365 Bond) and Hill West Architects (363 Bond Street), and 70 Henry

Celebrity brokers co-list eight Los Angeles penthouses with The Agency Development Group.

The collection is comprised of four two-bedroom and four three-bedroom residences that range in size from 1,735 square feet to 3,534 square feet with pricing starting at $2.194 million and ranging up to $6.388 million. The residences are well-appointed with expansive floor plans that capture fine sky-high views of LA through floor-to-ceiling windows.
“Greenland USA is delighted to unveil The Penthouse Collection, which will offer residents the finest in luxury, high-rise living and access to top-tier services and amenities,” said Chao Wu, general manager of Greenland USA, Los Angeles. “Located conveniently between Los Angeles’ financial district to the north and the entertainment district to the south, Metropolis brings the excitement and vibrancy of Downtown Los Angeles right to our residents’ front doors, redefining the standard of luxury, urban living.”
Penthouse 3906 was exquisitely envisioned by Michael Erno of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Erno chose pieces that create an elevated sense of calm as one enters the first-floor living area and transitions upstairs to the bedrooms. He used a glamorous palette of shimmery greys, silvers, neutral tones and a myriad of textures to complement the opulent nature of Metropolis while not detracting from the remarkable jetliner views.

Residents will have access to a 24/7 Lobby Attendant and Dedicated Concierge, Met Six Residence Clubhouse with indoor lounge and chef’s kitchen, resort pool with a Jacuzzi, cabanas and lounge, billiard and game rooms, screening room, meditation garden and a dog park with a bathing station.
“It is exciting to see how the Downtown Los Angeles market has grown over the years and how the demand for high-end product is at an all-time high,” adds Parnes. “With unparalleled amenities and services, Metropolis is among the most sought-after properties in Los Angeles, and we are excited to be a part of this new chapter of the Downtown real estate market.”

Metropolis Los Angeles, developed by Greenland USA, has unveiled The Penthouse Collection, listed by Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’ James Harris and David Parnes and The Agency Development Group. The unveiling of The Penthouse Collection comes on the heels of the sales success at Tower 1 and the launch of sales for Tower 2.
Among the only two-story penthouses in Downtown Los Angeles, The Penthouse Collection is located atop Tower 1 and features eight residences, with one residence envisioned by the award-winning Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams interior design firm.

“The Penthouse Collection at Metropolis presents a unique opportunity for those seeking the finest in luxury living high above all Downtown Los Angeles has to offer,” said Harris. “These penthouses will raise the bar of luxury living in Downtown Los Angeles, and we are honored to be bringing them to market along with The Agency Development Group.”

Tower 2, which will feature an incredible 3.5-acre amenity deck, will soon launch as well. 

Photos courtesy of Metropolis

New penthouse located in the Nine on the Hudson development in the Port Imperial neighborhood of West New York, New Jersey showcases Alexander Hovnanian’s inspiration from a variety of developers and architects.

By Brielle Bryan

K. Hovnanian at Port Imperial Urban Renewal VI, LLC has introduced its $8 million dollar penthouse at its Nine on the Hudson development, which consists of beautiful new luxury condos and is located in the Port Imperial neighborhood of West New York, New Jersey, which is just north of Jersey City and Hoboken. Nine has spacious floorplans with views of New York City and five-star amenities.
The penthouse showcases Alexander Hovnanian’s inspiration from a variety of developers and architects that he admires. Nine pushes the envelope with the penthouse’s design by creating a zen oasis, inspired by Japanese design and Dutch aesthetics a design incomparable to other penthouses in New Jersey or New York City.
The one-of-a-kind dining room, inspired by a hibachi concept, was designed to bring people closer together in a less than typical arrangement. The minimalistic designed kitchen has a greenhouse. The penthouse also has a private zen garden and a dedicated tatami room. A floating staircase graces the foyer, and leads up to a modern-glass cube on the penthouse’s expansive private terrace.

Photos courtesy of VDP

Listed at $6.495 million, this luxury penthouse located in The Oosten is the most expensive penthouse on the market in Williamsburg.

Designed by acclaimed Dutch architect Piet Boon with architecture by Think! Architecture, the development just unveiled the 5,098 square foot duplex penthouse.
Toronto-based boutique design studio, Abraham Chan, designed the beautiful residence that boasts 5 bedrooms with en suite baths. The home also offers extraordinary river, bridge and Manhattan views, complete with two terraces and a hot tub.
A spacious kitchen is located on the top-floor and custom millwork, glass and steel doors designed by Boon can be found throughout the space. Unquestionably modern, Boon’s style boasts a classical touch that is evidenced by his affinity for pure, organic materials and a subdued palette.
Oosten also features an unprecedented level of amenities including 2 lobbies, a 24-hour concierge, an enormous courtyard, a landscaped rooftop with reflection pool, lap pool, library, children’s playroom and fitness center with a spa.

Photos courtesy of Eric Petschek

Exclusively listed, this stunning penthouse is considered the “crown jewel” of this ultra-luxury high-rise condominium.

For the first time, by BravoTV’s “Million Dollar Listing” Star Chad Carroll of The Carroll Group of Douglas Elliman, Regalia’s Penthouse is on the market.
Regalia Beach Developers, LLC. has announced the official market release of Regalia‘s $39 million Penthouse in Miami, Florida’s Sunny Isles Beach. Soaring 46 stories and boasting 17,000 square feet of billionaire’s bliss, the listing marks the second highest-priced condo for sale in Miami Dade County and the most expensive in the Sunny Isles submarket.

“The Penthouse presents an exquisite living experience that is as regal as Regalia’s name,” said Carroll. “While Miami’s ultra-luxury market is not short of residences that command billionaire price points, nothing compares to the intricate design quality of this 3-story masterpiece, elevating it to a level of the world’s top dream homes.”
The bespoke residence has been held off the market while the developer meticulously-crafted every detail. Now nearing completion, the Penthouse is being custom designed by renowned designer Charles Allem.

“The time invested to perfect the design of this residence is evident in the finite details, of which a buyer of this caliber not only requires, but desires for their dream home. It is the final masterpiece of Regalia,” said Kevin Venger, a co-developer of the tower.
With 360-degree vistas of city skylines, white sand and blue ocean spanning 25 miles, the 3-floor residence features 10,755 square feet of interior space, with 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half baths and a pool bath. The unit’s sophisticated palette emulates a sense of coastal tranquility, combined with unmatched luxury through iconic elements.

The home opens to an airy, double-height great room with infinite views and details that fuse art with functional decor. Gracing the entrance and expansive main living area is a cantilevered stone staircase with frameless glass and 1,000-bottle wine cellar. The room’s centerpiece is a chandelier with layers of more than 225 floating tubular glass pendants.
Complementing the open layout is an adjacent formal dining room featuring a chandelier of rock crystal baguettes and a custom 9-foot, 12-person table.
Dual-master bedrooms, designed with midnight bars, are engulfed by views of blue skies. A 2,000-square-foot master wing encompasses a his/her bathroom and full private spa.

As the ultimate entertainer’s space, the residence boasts a movie theater complete with 10 reclining chairs, with an adjacent 1,100-square-foot game room. The versatility of the kitchen can also be adapted for an intimate dinner or a large gathering.
Each level of the unit can be privately accessed by a vacuum glass elevator, including the rooftop terrace. An outdoor summer barbeque kitchen is equipped with a retractable roof, sky bar with lounge seating, a pool bathroom and outdoor rain shower.

Regalia features 37 full-floor residences, all with penthouse-worthy square footage. Completed in 2014, the development is over 90 percent sold, and also showcasing a $29 million beach house spanning 17,015 square feet. All residences enjoy wrap-around terraces with 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Golden Beach, Intracoastal Waterway and dramatic city skylines.
Services include a resident living room, champagne bar, wine cellar, gourmet chef’s kitchen with daily fresh selections, children’s playhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, full-service oceanfront spa and Beach Club.

Photos courtesy of Regalia Beach Developers, LLC.

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