Looking for a home where you can get away from it all? We recommend taking your search up—40-plus floors up, that is. Just a word of caution: A constant sense of being on top of the world may result. You wish you lived here.
Location: Two-story penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Floors:: 46th and 47th
Size: 4,141 square feet
Key selling points: From your perch atop this Jade Beach building, you'll get to take in 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway from your 2,000 square feet of private terraces, your personal Jacuzzi, and the floor-to-ceiling windows in every room.
Listing: Douglas Elliman
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Location: Downtown penthouse in New York City
Size: 3,653 square feet
Key selling points: This fall 2016 new construction by architect Helmut Jahn is perfect for the guy who's always a just step ahead. And not afraid of heights. At 780 feet up, you'll have wall-to-wall views of the Hudson and the East rivers, plus a Miele-outfitted kitchen and a benched steam shower and sauna in your bathroom, so you can leave the one at your gym to the less fortunate schmucks.
Listing: Time Equities Inc.
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Location: Two-level designer penthouse in Moscow
Floors: 70th and 71st
Size: 2,690 square feet
Key selling points: Our favorite perks in this sky-high Russian palace: panoramic views of the capital city, smartphone- and tablet-controlled media and utilities, 16-foot-high ceilings, and designer furniture by Fendi, Armani Casa, and more. Just the basics, really.
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Location: Eureka Tower penthouse in Melbourne, Australia
Size: 7,100 square feet
Key selling points: We could do without the zebra-print accents, but when you're at the top of the tallest building in Melbourne, it's your prerogative to do whatever the heck you want to. Personally, we'd revel in the 360-degree city skyline, our private marble lobby, the full-service onyx bar, the LCD TVs in every room, smart-home features (media, security, utilities, etc.), and six secure parking spots for toys too big to fit in the lift.
Listing: Real Estate Australia
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