Fancy living above the clouds? We have the pick of the best skyscraper homes for sale around the world
The recent topping out of 432 Park Avenue, the clean-lined New York skyscraper designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, has put the spotlight on skyscraper living. The tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue soars 1,396 ft above Manhattan and enjoys fabulous views across New York City – but, once completed next year, the lavish interiors by Deborah Berke will match the panorama for splendour. Apartments start from $16.95 million and the penthouse costs $82.5 million through Douglas Elliman Fine Homes & Knight Frank Residential.
Designed by the celebrated Zaha Hadid, One Thousand Museum soars 62 storeys above Miami’s Museum Park. It’s hard to tell what’s best about this stunning, sculptural tower - whether the opulent interiors or the kong views across Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. From $5 million through One Sotheby’s Realty.
This stunning penthouse has fabulous contemporary interiors, a bespoken Bulthaup kitchen, two private roof terraces - and jaw-dropping views towards the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral. £19,750,000 through Strutt & Parker.
The tallest building in Monaco, Tour Odeon rises 49 storeys above the tiny Principality. The elegant apartments, designed by Alberto Pinto, make the most of the magnificent views with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the coastline and the sea beyond. if money is no object, the best home to buy is the spectacular 3,300 sq m penthouse, which stretches across five floors and has a private swimming pool. About 75,000 per square metre through Knight Frank.
Set at the crossroads between trendy Shoreditch and the financial heart of the City, this striking glass tower, with its vertical folding panes, has four lavish penthouses. Each features opulent interiors and striking views of London’s landmarks. Prices for the penthouses start from £3.375 million through Redrow London.
This fabulous penthouse has everything you could possibly wish for: an opulent master bedroom with a private landscaped terrace, four other bedrooms, panoramic reception rooms and a spectacular roof garden with outdoor spa bath, dining area, cocktail bar, and fireplace. Oh, and gorgeous views across views across London, the Chelsea Creek canals and the Thames. £16,999,950 through St George.
The City and Canary Wharf stretch at your feet when you look out of the floor-to-ceiling windows at the Avant-garde penthouse. But the interiors of this magnificent duplex penthouse, which were designed by award-winning Honky Designs, are just as striking as the vista, with a fantastic open-plan dining space, a lavish master suite and a bespoke walk-in dressing room by Poliform. £3.5million through Telford Homes.
These amazing twin towers rise 17 and 34 floors above Milan respectively - Solaria, the tallest, is the highest residential building in the city. The buildings are topped by luxurious three storey penthouses - complete with roof terrace, hot tub and swimming pool - which look out towards Milan's rooftops, the spires of the majestic Duomo and the Alps in the distance. About 13,000 euros per square metre through Hines.