Traditionally, penthouses are apartments that are on the top floor, or near the top, of an apartment building or other structure. Typically, penthouses are distinguished by their magnificent view and luxury amenities.
Penthouses originated in the 1920s, because in New York City, demand for luxury urban living space was on the rise during the economic boom, so building vertically became much more popular to maximize space utility.
Today, penthouses tend to incorporate modern architecture and design, and although the definition has widened to include more loft-like and setback structures, penthouses are still highly desired by the affluent. Of course, the price of penthouses is quite steep and even using mortgage calculators reveals the average monthly rent to be quite high, but the luxury of these designs is worth it for those who can afford it.
Of course, even if you can’t afford them, for fans of interior and exterior design, penthouses are always great for inspiration. The luxury stylings, combined with magnificent view and layout, lead to the possiblity for elegant and sleek design..
Here’s 30 stunning penthouse homes from around the world.
Dream Home: Luxury Penthouse by Saota and Okha Interiors
Chic or Tacky Vegas Penthouse
Tribeca Penthouse, Estate of the Day By Deidre Woollard
Penthouse in Rio By buysellhomes
Penthouse By DograExposures
Beach Republic – Two Bedroom Penthouse with Sky Pool From BeachRepublic
Beach Republic – One Bedroom Penthouse with Sky Pool From BeachRepublic
The Penthouse – Daylesford, Victoria By bendyclickr
Drift Cronulla Penthouse By Beach & Bay Realty, Cronulla
Drift Cronulla Penthouse from Beach & Bay Realty, Cronulla
Solar Decathlon penthouse Designed by University of Tennessee
Stunning Penthouse in Vancouver by Feenstra Architecture
Alicia Keysí Manhattan Penthouse
beautiful penthouse apartment by stanic harding
Beautiful Penthouse Interior in Soho by Architeam
Kitchen picture of Penthouse at the42 WaterLoo
Fairmont Pacific Rim Penthouse
Thomas Moulton’s Modern Penthouse
Delightful Penthouse in Stockholm
Lovely Penthouse with Expansive Views
Duplex Penthouse with Spectacular Roof-Top Swimming Pool
Lake Shore Tower Penthouse interior by imredubai
Quiet Nights at Las Mananitas Penthouse By demeuretravel
Penthouse in Port Colom By vihrogone
Amazing Blue Light Effect Penthouse by Mark Tracy in Las Vegas Beautiful Living Room
Breathtaking Rooftop Penthouse in London
Charming and Amazing Beautiful Penthouse Design with Best Finishing and Furniture
Beautiful Penthouse Loft in Seattle
Amazing Living Room for Luxury Penthouse