Presenting this month’s hottest properties for another place to call home
There are beautiful homes, and there are inimitably spectacular ones. The perfect abode, in our definition, is one that laps up magnificent city skyline or ocean views, with a capacious outdoor terrace and a slew of posh amenities for residents to enjoy. Here, we’ve compiled a list of residences from around the world that seem to have it all – all you have to do is pick and choose.
111 Murray Street, New York, US
The 696-sqm Penthouse Two sits atop the 111 Murray Street tower in New York’s trendy Tribeca neighbourhood. A private elevator brings you straight to the formal entry gallery, which leads to the library and the expansive living room beyond. The latter spans 139-sqm and is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound balcony that offer breathtaking views of the skyline and New York Harbour. The penthouse, which has five bedrooms, is the result of the collaborative work of Fisher Brothers, Witkoff and New Valley.
The deal-clincher: The master bath in this residence boasts a freestanding tub that soaks up spectacular views of the city skyline – you’d never want to leave the bathroom.
Price: US$40 million (S$56.8 million)
145 Central Park North, New York City, the US
With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 228 sqm of interior and exterior spaces, this penthouse in one of New York City’s newest condominiums is hard to beat. White oak is used for the flooring and window frames, appliances come from top names such as Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel and Hansgrohe, and Bianco Alanur tiles are used in the main bedroom’s en suite. The residence will be comfortable regardless of the weather thanks to motorised shades at the floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, an HVAC VRF system and a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat.
The deal-clincher: Pets are welcome at 145 Central Park North, which sits directly on Central Park in the iconic neighbourhood of Harlem.
Price: US$4.75 million (S$6.3 million)
218 Plantation Club Drive, Maui, Hawaii
Having undergone an extensive multimillion-dollar revamp in 2008, this 675-sqm private mansion in Maui, Hawaii, encapsulates outdoor living at its finest, with sweeping views of the ocean. Featuring modern furnishings and smart-home fixtures, the mansion boasts five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a partial bathroom. There’s also an outdoor pool and hot tub, multiple lanais and a glass-fronted, 400-bottle wine cellar.
The deal-clincher: Avid golfers will be thrilled to know that the mansion is adjacent to the famed Plantation Golf Course at the Kapalua Resort.
Price: US$8.25 million (S$11,261,373)
30 Park Place, Manhattan, US
Perched on the 76th floor, this 295-sqm penthouse is managed by Four Seasons Private Residences, and offers sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. It has three bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, along with a sizeable living room that comes with a charming French-limestone fireplace. The residence boasts features such as an eat-in kitchen with Bilotta rift-cut oak cabinetry and two striking loggias. Developed by Silverstein Properties, Inc and designed by Robert AM Stern Architects, the property also offers a host of wellness and dining amenities.
The deal-clincher: Storage space will be the least of your concerns as the residential building comes with a private storage unit.
Price: US$13,850,000 (S$19,665,823)
Bosco Verticale, Milan, Italy
When you buy a residence in a building with a name that translates as ‘vertical forest’ in English, you know you’ve made an investment in the future. And that’s precisely what this 493-sqm penthouse, which occupies the entire 26th floor of Bosco Verticale, is all about. Conceived by Stefano Boeri Architteti, this award-winning residential project in the centre of Milan has become a renowned symbol of green urban development since its completion in 2014. The penthouse alone has six terraces on all four sides of the building, complete with fragrant trees, shrubs and plants. Full-height windows maximise light and views, particularly in the large living space.
The deal-clincher: The main bedroom has its own lounge, walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with full his and hers spaces, including an oversized bathtub.
Price: From €15 million (S$24.3 million)
Kalypso, Sydney, Australia
This penthouse will appeal to lovers of sun, sand and sea. It may be only three storeys tall, but Kalypso’s location on the corner of Fletcher and Dellview streets affords unobstructed views of the beautiful coastline. And residents of this penthouse will enjoy the best views thanks to the wraparound windows and balcony. The interior is by the award-winning studio, Mim Design, which brought the outdoors in via a palette of sand, ivory and blue to mimic the nearby cliffs and surf. In addition to its three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the penthouse also has a copper-framed wine cellar and marble hearth fireplace.
The deal-clincher: Its location in Tamarama puts it within easy reach of three beaches, Tamarama, Bondi and Bronte, as well as boutique shopping and dining hotspots.
Price: Upon request
Nefeli, Mykonos, Greece
Nefeli is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom residence that sits on a spectacular clifftop in the area of Agios Lazaros overlooking the Aegean Sea. The 400-sqm property is home to a fully furnished chef’s kitchen, state-of-the-art gym and a spacious outdoor area that comes with a lavish rooftop jacuzzi and custom-made sun beds. The home’s security system is top-notch too, with outdoor cameras and a high-tech alarm system in place.
The deal-clincher: The residence has its own private helipad, perfect for jet-setters.
Price: €5.95 million (S$9.43 million)
Residence #3800 at Residences by Armani/Casa, Florida, US
The coast of Sunny Isles Beach in Florida just got a little more Italian with the launch of Residences by Armani/Casa, the first US residential real estate project by Armani/Casa Design Studio. The 60-storey building features private high-speed elevator access to most residences, in addition to an Armani Private Lounge, a fine-dining restaurant, an ocean-facing fitness centre, and exclusive beach amenities on a 91.4-metre stretch of private shore. But all eyes will be on Residence #3800 – a new, grandiose four-bedroom apartment designed in partnership with celebrated interior designer Marisol Pinto. The unit is home to four-and-a-half bathrooms and a private lounge, and is festooned with top-of-the-line furnishings by Brazilian home décor brand, Artefacto.
The deal-clincher: Its spectacular ocean-front location, of course.
Price: US$6,960,000 (S$9,498,000)
The Bryanston, Hyde Park, London, UK
London welcomes a new premium address: The Bryanston, Hyde Park, set to be one of the finest parkside residences in Europe. Situated in the heart of the West End on the north-east corner of Hyde Park, the building stretches over 75m in height, making it the tallest luxury residential development to overlook the capital’s most famous park. The Bryanston is home to 54 luxury apartments, each of which has a ceiling height of three metres and expansive windows, flooding the interiors with natural daylight. Residents can enjoy a host of thoughtfully curated on-site amenities such as a private wellness facility housing a 25m swimming pool, steam room, sauna and state-of-the-art gymnasium. Surely parkside living doesn’t get any dreamier than this.
The deal-clincher: The residences are located in the historic Marble Arch corner of Hyde Park, which was the original gateway to Buckingham Palace.
Price: from US$3.26 million (S$4.45 million)
Three-bedroom Executive Collection apartment at South Quay Plaza, London, UK
Berkeley Group has released the Executive Collection; six premium homes that sit within the South Quay Plaza development in London. Set to be completed in 2021, the Executive Collection apartments are designed by Foster + Partners and occupy the 58th and 59th floors of the 220m-tall Valiant Tower. The three-bedroom apartments boast expansive floorplates ranging from 120 sqm to 155.9 sqm, and owners will be pampered with amenities such as a gym, sauna, spa and a residents-only Quay Club, situated on the 56th floor.
The deal-clincher: More is, indeed, more; residences come with furnishings such as Miele kitchen appliances, in-built wardrobes in all bedrooms and engineered timber flooring in the living and kitchen areas.
Price: £2.14 million (S$3.8 million)
Terrace Penthouse, 555 West End Avenue, New York City, US
555 West End Avenue has just listed its crown jewel: the jaw-dropping Terrace Penthouse. This stunning four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom duplex spans more than 464.5 sqm, with 204 sqm of interior space and 260 sqm of private outdoor space over two levels. Ensconced within the residence is the Great Room, where you will find a double-sided, marble-wrapped gas fireplace that doubles as a divider, separating the lounge area from the dining area. From here, you can step out onto a wraparound terrace for panoramic river and skyline views.
The deal-clincher: Its future owners will benefit from being in close proximity to world-class dining hotspots, elite private schools and famous cultural attractions.
Price: US$22.5 million (S$30.71 million)
Villa Montmorency, Paris, France
Villa Montmorency is a 462-sqm mansion situated in the 16th district and is home to three storeys of contemporary, luxury fittings. A large living room, dining room and an eat-in kitchen are on the ground floor, while two bedrooms, dressing rooms and two bathrooms occupy the second floor. On the third level, one will find another bedroom and bathroom, while the fitness room, wine cellar and garage are in the basement.
The deal-clincher: Nature lovers will enjoy the residence’s landscaped garden that sprawls across 120-sqm.
Price: €16 million (S$25.36 million)