Art / Lifestyle February 2, 2022

Living The High Life: 5 Fabulous Penthouses

From Manhattan to Houston, these four enviable homes are perched on their buildings’ highest floors, where they enjoy consummate privacy, vistas, and style along with amenities that go above and beyond.

Sophistication and Sea Views

West Palm Beach, Florida | Christine GibbonsSotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Sleek modern style and unobstructed views of the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway are hallmarks of this rare three-bedroom penthouse high above famed Flagler Drive. In the open-plan living and dining area as well as the custom-designed streamlined kitchen, walls of windows reveal an enviable outlook. Just outside, an expansive east-facing balcony allows for alfresco enjoyment of sunshine and sweeping vistas. The desirable Plaza building offers round-the-clock security, a door attendant, and valet and concierge services.

The Clock Tower Condominium

Brooklyn, New York | The Heyman TeamSotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Impeccably renovated, this sleek, streamlined 3,208-square-foot penthouse in Dumbo’s Clock Tower Condominium building enjoys 360-degree views of Manhattan landmarks through its glorious walls of windows. It features an open-plan living area, dining area, and chef’s kitchen; three bedrooms and full baths; a light-filled library; and a bar. Contemporary amenities and conveniences include Nest thermostats, Control4 surround sound speakers, LED lighting, electric window shades, top-tier appliances, and spa-caliber fixtures. Residents benefit from the building’s 24-hour concierge service, well-equipped gym, roof deck, and storage center.

Atop the Bristol

Houston, Texas | Ina PerlmanMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

Amid the dazzling towers of Houston, this two-level penthouse in Houston’s Bristol condominium building offers walls of windows and wraparound balconies for appreciating views that are captivating day and night. It features a double-height living room wrapped in glass, a formal dining room, and three bedrooms, all with dramatic details and finishes. The building’s numerous amenities include three garage parking spaces, auxiliary storage, concierge and valet service, party facilities, a fitness center, a pool and spa, tennis courts, and a private park.

Light-Filled and Lofty

New York, New York | Jodi RothmanSotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Exemplifying distinctive contemporary living, this artful cooperative penthouse just blocks from Madison Square Park is replete with intriguing angles and materials and floods of wonderful natural light. Its effortless floor plan includes a living area with an impressive double-height wall of glass and a door to a private planted terrace, a lofty dining room, a windowed kitchen, two bedrooms, two full baths, a study or studio, and storage space. Pets are welcome here.

Rare Greenwich Aerie

Greenwich, Connecticut | The Claroni & Perry TeamSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

This lavish contemporary penthouse is a true rarity in downtown Greenwich. Highlights include a fluid living and dining area, a kitchen with Gaggenau and Miele appliances and a design scheme by the illustrious Italian firm Valcucine; a handsome library or office with walls of useful built-ins; a primary bedroom with a generous walk-in closet, dual baths, and a terrace; two guest bedroom suites; and enchanting views from every window. Ownership also affords two underground parking spaces and three storage units.


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