By: Joe McGauley
There are innumerable perks to being at the top, not least of which is the fact that you may be able to afford physically living up there too, inside of an actual luxury penthouse.
Until you get there, here are five of the world's most spectacular top floor residences to give you a quick taste of the high life.
Sky Garage Penthouse
New York, U.S.A.
If Tony Stark were real, and actually slept, he'd crash here when he overnighted in Manhattan. This 3,600-square foot 3-bedroom overlooks the Hudson River and is loaded with amenities. For one, the top floor opens up at the push of a button to reveal a staircase down to the bedrooms and spa-like bathroom. There are also two elevators: one for you, and one for your car.
432 Park Avenue Penthouse
New York, U.S.A.
A quick 89 floors up, this opulent and modern full-floor spread will be the highest residential property in the Western Hemisphere once the shadow-casting monolithic building it caps is complete. The 8,255-square foot, 6-bed 7.5-bath crib is currently listed for $82.5 million, which, despite being 452 times the median American home price, seems oddly justified considering the epic views you'd be enjoying from its monster 10-foot windows.
Odéon Tower Sky Penthouse
Priced at $387 million, this five-story 35,000-square foot palace in the sky is officially the world's most expensive penthouse. And whatever billionaire eventually snatches it up will get to enjoy impossibly amazing 360-degree views, extravagant party-ready rooms, and its crown jewel: an enormous outdoor deck with a waterslide-accessible circular infinity pool. Anyone have, like, $386,999,000 we can borrow?