The penthouse has always been one of the most sought-after addresses in the luxury residential space, appealing to celebrities, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs seeking a high-profile and spacious showpiece.
As the luxury real estate market continues to boom, residential projects are bringing on name-brand architects and designers to deck out brand new penthouses with the most desirable amenities, providing prospective buyers with the best views in the most stunning locations.
The penthouse is the pinnacle of urban luxury, offering a birds-eye view of the city and over-the-top features like wine rooms, plunge pools and custom designer kitchens. Living in a building’s penthouse is one of the world’s most famous status symbols, and they don’t often stay on the market long.
2021 has introduced a slew of stunning penthouses that would top the list of anyone’s ultimate life aspirations. From South Florida to Manhattan, these listings feature spectacular interior design, unobstructed vistas and more private outdoor space than the size of the average American home. We’ve rounded up our favorite penthouses currently for sale around the country, and take you inside the homes that cost upward of nearly $40 million.
Photo credit: Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale
The first-ever first-star development to debut in Fort Lauderdale, the oceanfront destination just north of Miami known as the yachting capital of the US, is Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale. The highly anticipated building recently listed a 6,168-square-foot penthouse with a private rooftop pool, priced at $15.9 million. Penthouse 2202 features direct elevator entry, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and the white-glove service the Four Seasons brand is known for, with Fort Lauderdale-specific offerings like a yachting concierge, on-call veterinarian and resident landscape architect who can design greenery and lounges for the home’s 5,550 square feet of terrace space. The building delivers the very best of hotel living, with a state-of-the-art fitness center, two pools with luxury cabanas, beach butler service and a signature Four Seasons spa.
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New York City
There’s no shortage of spectacular penthouse listings in Manhattan, but Penthouse 30 at Beckford Tower delivers modern-meets-traditional luxury like no other development in the area. Envisioned by Tom Ford’s designer William Sofield, the residence is inspired by classic prewar design, with rarely seen features including an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and an entry foyer and gallery. Listed at $30 million, the home offers 5,452 square feet of interior space, designed with herringbone floors, 12-foot ceilings and striking windows overlooking the city, and 893 square feet of terraces, which link to the living room and primary bedroom. The penthouse has six bedrooms and also provides access to Beckford Tower’s robust array of amenities, which include a basketball half court, indoor Art Deco swimming pool, private piano bar and lounge and game room.
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Across the Hudson, a duplex penthouse in Weehawken, NJ, just might be the ultimate destination for outdoor entertaining. It recently hit the market for $2.688 million—just in time for its future residents to enjoy the warm summer months and cool fall evenings ahead. Perched atop the luxury waterfront condominium Avora in Weehawken’s Port Imperial neighborhood, this two-floor residence with a glass rail staircase and furnishings by IMG spans 2,586 square feet and boasts a sprawling private terrace with striking views of the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, making it the ideal venue to host outdoor dinners, sundowners or to simply catch a few rays. But that's not all. For those in the mood for a swim, Avora’s third floor features a phenomenal outdoor plaza that’s home to a landscaped courtyard, complete with grills, dining areas, cabanas, a firepit and an outdoor pool with river and city views.
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Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston, the new luxury condominium and five-star hotel in the city's historic Back Bay neighborhood, is home to an incredible, one-of-a-kind duplex penthouse. Spanning over 7,200 square feet of living space across the building's 60th and 61st floors, Penthouse 1 boasts the most in-demand features for today's luxury buyers, including direct elevator access, soaring ceilings and a 620-square-foot double-height terrace with outdoor fireplace. As the tallest residential building in New England and the tallest building constructed in Boston in over 40 years, One Dalton offers unprecedented, unobstructed views of the city and its surroundings in every direction, from Boston Harbor to the Berkshire Mountains and Cape Cod shores. Sitting atop a Four Seasons hotel, the condominium provides residents with all the perks of a five-star hospitality experience, including amenities managed by Four Seasons and a dedicated cultural and lifestyle coordinator specifically for residents. Penthouse 1 is currently on the market for $37.5M.
Grand Penthouse at Four Seasons Residences Nashville
Price: $25 Million
Sitting high atop Nashville encompassing the entire 40th floor and featuring 360-degree views of Nashville’s booming downtown, the Grand Penthouse at Four Seasons Nashville is the Music City’s most sought after residence. The 9,300sf penthouse (with 1,500sf of terraces) features high ceilings and elegant interiors, and will be delivered as a white box to allow the buyer to customize it. It will also come with plans for a build-out by California designer Gavin Brodin to create a stunning, unique, and authentic vision for the Grand Penthouse.
50 West Street, New York City
Price: $14.495 Million
Located on the 58th floor, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse offers floor-to-ceiling windows, that sets the scene with bright, natural light and spectacular North, West and South views. The open living and dining floor plan is great for entertaining. The home includes a separate breakfast room located off the kitchen, which features custom-stained cabinetry, granite countertops and a waterfall island with appliances from Miele and Sub-Zero. The master suite features multiple closets and a spa designed en-suite bathroom with a double, marble vanity, radiant floor heating, glass rain shower and separate soaking tub, and high-end finishes such as Toto and Hansgrohe. This unit also includes en-suite bathrooms for two additional bedrooms and an in-unit washer and dryer.
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu, Hawaii
Price: $35 Million
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will boast the most expensive penthouse for the island, the Hale Nani (Hawaiian for glory). Designed by arguably one of the best design teams on the planet, architecture by au Workshop, interior design by Diana Wong, and landscape by Hart Howerton, the home has approximately 6,000 square-feet of living space, four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as 647-square-foot lanai area. Residents of the penthouse will enjoy 270-degree views of the the Pacific Ocean, Diamond Head and Waikiki. Legendary Mandarin Oriental amenities at the residences include access to world-class shopping and dining, as well as the largest spa in all of Oahu, a theater, recording studio, karaoke room, golf simulation room, chapel and more.
The Penthouse Collection at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Boca Raton, FL
Price: Starting at $11 Million
The Penthouse Collection at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton, Florida offers a limited number of buyers a rare opportunity to live a lifestyle of unparalleled comfort and sheer elegance. Developed by Penn-Florida Companies and architecture by SB Architects, the penthouses will range from 7,000-10,000 square-feet and may be customized to reflect each home owner’s design and appointment preferences. The collection of 89 magnificent homes will feature private elevators, expansive wrap-around terraces with summer kitchens, 12-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, refrigerated wine storage and “smart home” automated technology. Residents of the penthouses will have unlimited access to the exclusive Mandarin Oriental lifestyle amenities which include a residents-only rooftop pool, private club room, expansive wine lounge, and a rare, multi-generational membership to Via Mizner Golf & City Club – the newest, most dynamic private club in Florida. Completion date is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022 and the sales gallery is currently open.
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, One Hyde Park, London, UK
Price: $241 Million
Situated inside The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, One Hyde Park, the expansive, 18,000-square-foot duplex penthouse (9,000 square feet of space on each level) boasts five bedrooms, although it can be converted into a seven-bed apartment. The primary suite has 270-degree views of Hyde Park, two en-suite dressing rooms and two bathrooms. The home welcomes residents with a double-height reception room, complete with a bespoke glass fireplace. Penthouse amenities included two designated studies perfect for meetings, a private spa with a massage room, sauna, and steam room along with a fitness studio outfitted out with Technogym equipment.