Location is everything when it comes to apartments. . Here are just 5 of the most expensive apartments in the world.
In Japan, land is scarce which makes property especially in cities such as Tokyo very expensive. Tokyo is home to one of the most expensive apartments in the world worth $US21.8 million. It is only a one bedroom, but it is located in one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Tokyo, the Minami-Azabu district. There is 4,434 square feet of living space which includes a fitted walk-in closet, a very luxurious bathroom with hot tub, a 60 inch television, open plan kitchen. The apartment also has a Parisian-style terrace and a fully-enclosed courtyard garden for entertaining.
Hong Kong boasts some of the most expensive apartments worldwide. Similar to Japan, space is a luxury here. One of their most expensive apartments is at 39 Conduit Road but its size is still being argued at either 5,635 or 6,158 square foot. With a price tag from $US56 million this will not be for everyone. However with fantastic facilities such as a yoga room, spa, ball room, outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, it might convince a few to have a look round.
Heading over to North America, New York is known for its pricey apartments. In 2008, the 78th floor penthouse of the Time Warner Centre in Manhattan was put on the property market for $US65 million. The 8,300 square foot pad boasts facilities such as a living room with a library, a separate kitchen for the staff as well as a dining room and cinema with fantastic views of the Hudson River. An office and a gym accompany the five bedrooms with a master suite along with two bathrooms and two dressing rooms. Once you buy the apartment, you’ll need to pay the $30,000 per month for the monthly maintenance fees and taxes.
There are many expensive , London apartments but this one tops them all. In April 2011, Rinta Akhmetov bought One Hyde Park, a three floor and 25,000 square foot London penthouse for $US221 million. It was the most expensive apartment sale ever on record at the time. Along with the hefty price tag are some great facilities including a wine cellar, bullet-proof windows as well as security by former British Special Forces. So not only will your Château Margaux and other first growths be safe, you will be too! In addition to this, if you fancy ordering room service, you can – because of an agreement with neighbouring Mandarin Oriental next door residents are treated as hotel guests.
Paris’ chic district Saint Germain des Pres is home to some of the most expensive apartments in Paris You can rent it for $USD28,890 a month. Located in Saint Germain des Pres – the cultural and fashion center of Paris, the apartment boasts 13-foot ceilings with an original Ingo Maurer chandelier in the entrance accompanied by French windows.
The apartment is on the second and third floor with the lower level containing a large living and dining room. The 13 ft high ceiling holds up the three full height French windows. The rooms are luxuriously furnished in a modern Italian and French style. Spacious and re-designed in 2002, the apartment sleeps up to six people with two bedrooms on the second floor – one that can be used as a study. Then the top floor includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. One of the bedrooms, boasts its own private shower bathroom and all bedrooms overlook the building’s private garden.