For a taste of the high life, check in to any of these penthouses.
Have you ever wished you could press the “PH” button in the elevator and, the moment the lift door opens, casually saunter into the living room as if it were your own place? For a night or two (depending on how flush your bank account is), your wish can easily come true.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Located right next to the exquisite Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, this cosy three-bedroom penthouse offers amazing views of the nearby rainforest and – look closer – the iconic Christ the Redeemer. (Click here to view listing)
2. Paris, Île-de-France, France
Be prepared to go “OUAH” the moment your private lift opens. Equipped with four bedrooms, a huge lounge, a modern kitchen, a fitness gym, and stunning bathrooms – one of which comes with a bathtub jacuzzi and a sauna room – this penthouse is spacious enough to accommodate up to 13 people! Plus, it’s located in the heart of Paris, just in front of the historic hotel Le Bristol. (Click here to view listing)
3. Hawthorn East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Great location and excellent views of the city skyline aside, this penthouse boasts a balcony that’s quite literally an architectural work of art. Because the apartment occupies the entire roof space of a building, the balcony is HUGE. It comes with tables and chairs, a barbeque area (strictly no parties allowed, though), and a private jacuzzi spa in which you can take a soak under the stars. (Click here to view listing)
4. Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
There’s truly no spot better to view the Strip that right here, at this penthouse located at the top of the world-famous Palms Place Hotel and Spa! It offers panoramic views of the Strip and comes with a large heated private spa on the balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, a huge dining area, and two spacious bedrooms. (Click here to view listing)
5. Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Situated in V&A Waterfront – one of Cape Town’s prime locations with over 450 retail outlets – this stunning marina-facing penthouse is decked out in chic furnishings and offers amazing views of the Waterfront as well as Table Mountain. There’s even a deck area with a private pool! (Click here to view listing)
6. Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Sitting above The Mondrian Hotel on the waterfront of Biscayne Bay, the location of this two-bedroom penthouse is where the party’s at! You’ll have full access to the hotel facilities such as the Marcel Wanders-designed swimming pool and the 24-hour gym, but there really isn’t a need for that when your private rooftop terrace comes equipped with the following: an outside grill with an ice machine, an outdoor TV, sun lounge chairs, and an outdoor shower. (Click here to view listing)
7. Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Fall in love with this elegant penthouse, whose high ceilings and clear balcony doors invite lots of natural light. A big bonus for shopaholics: it’s located just minutes away from exclusive shopping and dining areas, Sloane Square and King’s Road. (Click here to view listing)