Homes With Contemporary Finesse
Such unique and prestigious properties do not come around often. Anyone who loves architectural history and is looking for an immaculate apartment or penthouse should not let this one slip away. Read more.
Place de l’Etoile, 16th Arrondissement in Paris, France
On the top floor of a beautiful building of late 19th century (Haussmann), this spacious apartment spans 2,529 sq ft with a beautiful view of the Arc de Triomphe and the avenue Foch. The entrance way features a large reception room and study facing south with views of Place de l’Etoile. This three-bedroom home includes a master suite with en-suite bathroom, including a spacious dressing room and two further en-suite bedrooms. The kitchen opens up to the dining room and guest toilets. A service room is connected to the flat. Parking is available in the courtyard of the building.
Price: Eur 3.8 million (Approx USD 4.04 million) | Greff International | Esplanade des Invalides – 36, Rue Fabert – F-75007 Paris | www.greff-international.com, www.greff-immobilier.com, www.greff-eurasie.com
800 South Pointe Dr, Lower Penthouse #2104, Miami Beach, FL, 33139, USA
A beautifully designed home featuring approximately 4,154 sq ft floorspace with direct views of the Atlantic Ocean against the backdrop of the Miami skyline, this Lower Penthouse has 270-degree views that can be enjoyed indoors through the large ceiling-to-floor windows as well as on the 11-foot wide wrap around terraces. Right outside the balcony is a total 2,441 sq ft space area (equivalent to the size of your average single-family home), which is enough to accommodate a small crowd to wine, dine and enjoy the tropical weather South Florida is known for.
Inside, you’ll find a spacious master suite and two additional large bedrooms with walk in closets and four and a half baths. The home benefits from an open-plan design, summer kitchen, raked granite, hand plastered walls and Kreon lighting. The living room is an excellent space for entertaining and the gas fireplace adds to the homey atmosphere of the space.
The Apogee exudes the luxurious Miami Beach living at its finest and the unit also comes with a two-car air-conditioned garage, featuring a valet to retrieve your ride, a spa, fitness centre, and access to a ginormous new swimming pool right on the water’s edge.
Price: USD 17.9 million | www.luxuryportfolio.com
6 N. Michigan Avenue #1901, Chicago, IL, USA
The penthouse, situated in the former Observatory of what was the Montgomery Ward Tower Building, features large, almost double story 20 ft ceilings, which is unheard of in many new construction buildings.
Four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms cover an impressive 6,400 sq ft, with expansive views across Millennium Park, Lake Michigan and downtown, that even Bruce Wayne can’t match. The entire residence sprawls over four floors and the master bedroom is so immense that it takes up the entire third floor, along with his and hers closets and a spacious bathroom.
Inside, you’ll find hardwood floors throughout as well as marble tiles in all the bathrooms. Walk-in closets feature plenty of fitted shelving, perfect for the expansive wardrobe. Take advantage of the nightlife scene and superb events within the city, but for quieter nights, the gourmet kitchen features high-end stainless steel appliances, giving you the perfect base to whip up a fantastic meal and enjoy dinner on the rooftop in the summer or watch the ice skaters below in the winter, through the large glass windows surrounding the dining room. There’s also 2,000 sq ft of outdoor space vis-à-vis a wraparound terrace and outdoor decks. Many of the Juliet balconies feature French doors, adding a nice touch to the historical building.
You’ll never want for more amenities in Chicago if you call this penthouse your new home. The building features a doorman to welcome you home after a long day at work. There’s also an exercise room, sauna and steam rooms as well as a space to use for events. Downstairs there’s space for two cars. Ideally, I’d recommend something with four-wheel drive if you call Chicago home.
Price: USD 5.5 Million | Singapore: 1 Raffles Place, Level 24 Tower 1, Singapore 048616 | London: 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5BW, UK | Chicago: 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601, USA.