The idea of a penthouse apartment was born in the 1920s, called "The Roaring Twenties", when economic growth brought a construction boom to New York City, the heart of the American economy. The high demand for living in urban areas and the wealth of Americans led to luxury apartments on the top floor or floors of a building.
Penthouses differentiate themselves by luxurious amenities such as high-end appliances, finest materials fitting, luxurious flooring system, and more. Features not found in the majority of apartments in the building may include a private entrance or elevator, or higher/vaulted ceilings. In buildings consisting primarily of single level apartments, penthouse apartments may be distinguished by having two or more levels. They may also have such features as a terrace, fireplace, more floor area, over-sized windows, multiple owner suites, den/office space, Jacuzzi, and more. They might be equipped with luxury kitchens featuring stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, breakfast bar/island, etc.
Penthouse residents often have fine views of the city skyline. Access to a penthouse apartment is usually provided by a separate elevator.
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Forbes.com - Palatial Penthouse Palaces For Sale
LifeAtTheTop.com - Luxury Penthouses in Washington, DC
Penthouse apartments in some of the most desirable urban locations ~ from trendy LA apartments featuring views of the skyline to NYC's prestigious Upper West Side
Encompassing all the glamour that the word 'penthouse' evokes, Astoria at Central Park West's penthouse residences offer elegant high-rise apartment rentals and spectacular views
Bloomsbury Gardens ~ Penthouse apartments in London, England
The Penthouse Collection at The Century introduces a new level of distinguished living to the Los Angeles' luxury landscape
Rising from the heart of the city, Devonshire's luxury complex reflects a very modern sensibility ~ both a short walk to work and a central gateway to Boston's most exciting leisure venues
Sydney penthouse ~ a masterpiece with 280 degree panoramic views of Sydney's most iconic landmarks
Occupying the entire 84th floor of Melbourne's tallest building, this new, never lived in, penthouse showcases an unparalleled level of luxury, captivating designer style and a 360-degree view of Melbourne that is beyond compare
Beijing ~ Park Hyatt Penthouses has the most luxurious apartments in CBD area
Paris Penthouses ~ Sotheby's International Realty
Toyko's Exclusive agency for Penthouses
Amazing Penthouses in Stockholm!
Where History meets Luxury - Munich Penthouses!
The moment you step off the private elevator, you will be swept off your feet by the panoramic south, east and west views over the Toronto skyline, the lake and beyond!
Rome, the magnificent birthplace of fine arts also offers historic residences, and sumptuous properties overlooking the lakes
Adelaide Penthouses in Dublin's Whitefriar Street have a sense of sophisticated detachment and modern sophistication; they are truly a haven of luxury right at the heart of a city forever on the go!