Living the High Life | 6 Superior Penthouses

Perched on their buildings’ highest floors, these six sophisticated penthouses—in desirable locations from West Coast to East—benefit from privacy, views, style, and amenities that go above and beyond.

Indoor-Outdoor Living in NoMad

Mara Flash Blum & Ariel Greene, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Thoughtful in configuration and supremely stylish in design, this five-bedroom three-level penthouse features a living and dining room, a media room or library, a sun-filled eat-in chef’s kitchen, and a family room. An indoor-outdoor lounge with a bar, an ice maker, a wine chiller, and Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers opens to a terrace—one of five—with a grill and space for living and dining. From numerous vantage points, the residence enjoys striking vistas of many of the city’s landmarks.

A Penthouse with a Pedigree

Stacey Caen, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Atop a 1920s Romanesque building, this light-filled 5,180-square-foot residence is one of only four Pre-War penthouses of such grand scale remaining in San Francisco. Expertly updated for modernity and specifically tailored to showcase impressive art collections and unparalleled views of the city and the bay, it represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own a piece of the city’s distinctively artful history. Building amenities include doorman service, parking for two cars, and two large, secure storage rooms.

Sleek Style and Sweeping Views

Karen HeymanSotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

This lofty light-filled penthouse is a stylish oasis in a desirable location affording rare views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Manhattan skyline. It features an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area with oversized windows; three stylishly serene bedrooms; and a 1,049-square-foot rooftop terrace perfect for appreciating the iconic surroundings. The Sweeney Building offers residents a 24-hour doorman, a bike room, a gym, and storage space.

The Penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences

Gregg Lynn, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

At one of San Francisco’s most enviable addresses, this custom-designed Ritz-Carlton penthouse exemplifies sleek, streamlined modern style and a welcoming ambience. A sophisticated metropolitan home, it occupies 3,595 stately square feet on two levels and impresses with its chic entertaining spaces, commanding skyline views, peaceful private quarters, and exceptional finishes imported from Italy. The building provides such amenities as a continuously attended lobby, superior-caliber concierge services, a generous fitness center, and an owner’s lounge with a terrace. Parking for two cars is included.

Villa d’Este

Kevin Condon & JB Edwards, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

A veritable estate in the sky, this 5,100-square-foot five-bedroom penthouse features generous, airy rooms filled with fine finishes and nearly 1,900 feet in outdoor living space. In the heart of the Palm Beach Garden, just minutes from beaches and PGA Boulevard, the Landmark at the Gardens offers valet and concierge service, a club room, a library, a theater, a game room, a fitness center, a heated pool  and spa, steam rooms, grilling and outdoor dining areas, a bocce court, and a putting green.

Light-Filled Modern Living in Sag Harbor Village

Deborah Srb, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

This penthouse at Sag Harbor’s Watchcase building affords sweeping panoramas of the village and the water. The three-level three-bedroom home is light-filled, chic, and comfortable, with a distinctive style that combines the building’s 19th-century history with modern design elements. It includes four terraces, one of which is located on the roof and crowned by the building’s water tower pavilion. Watchcase residents enjoy concierge services, a saltwater pool, a bar, a fitness center, private parking, and storage space.

Article originally appeared in the Extraordinary Living Blog, Sotheby's International Realty