There’s something about the words “celebrity” and “penthouse” that just seem to go together. It conjures a rarefied world of high-end luxury, private elevators, lavish furnishings and breathtaking views. Like a stately townhouse, a penthouse is an unassailable status symbol among the financially elite. Sort of like how cream unfailingly rises to the top, a penthouse sits privately above the building’s other apartments and, as such, typically carries an exorbitant pricetag that’s often far more than a lower-floor apartment of the same size would command.
Penthouse buyers can expect a smorgasbord of on-trend design and lavish amenities that include landscaped balconies and terraces, glassy walls, vaulted ceilings and, sometimes, even rooftop swimming pools.
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Given all the extra added luxuries, it’s not hard to see why high-net worth individuals and celebrities flock to penthouses like bees to pollen. It’s the ultimate status symbol and melding of egos, a sky-high palace intended for and attainable by only a certain few who have achieved dizzying success. For celebs seeking a bit of privacy, there’s also the practicality of a penthouse: with exclusive access and, often, no shared walls with other units, they serve as an bonafide escape from camera lenses and prying neighbors.
Check out the gallery for a peep at five unique penthouses with Tinseltown pedigrees.
Launch Gallery: Inside Five Celebrity Penthouse Condos