Luxurious living has taken on a whole new meaning in recent decades. Instead of buying large homes with huge yards, more and more of the wealthiest elite are opting for spacious and deluxe apartment living. Asia is home to some of the richest cities in the world; Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and Osaka, to name a few.
These apartments are far from affordable and deliver the most impressive architecture, design, and views. If you're in the market for a multiple-million dollar penthouse in Asia, or if you just want to escape a bit and enjoy the sights, these properties don't disappoint.
10 Wallich Residence, Singapore: $44 Million
Singapore's most expensive luxury apartment, a 21,000 square foot, 3-floor penthouse, was taken off the market in July 2019, when billionaire James Dyson purchased the apartment for $44 million. Previously, it had been on the market for $59 million.
At the top of Singapore's tallest building, the Tanjong Pagar Centre the 'bungalow in the sky' occupies the 62nd to 64th floors and gives the best views of the city. Most impressive is the outdoor terrace, which has a saltwater pool, jacuzzi, and plenty of lounge and dining areas.
9 House Of The Tree, China: Cost Unknown
Located in Shenzhen, China, the House of The Tree penthouse is renowned for its luxurious and relaxing layout. Boasting 6,630 square feet, the apartment has a modest 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The penthouse has a modern duplex layout, located on the 48 and 49th floors of a residential tower. With high atrium ceilings and lots of bright light seeping through the many windows, space appears much larger than it actually is.
The outdoor area provides a large patio and lap pool, which overlooks the business district of Shenzhen. The designers and real estate team have kept the price of the home quite mysterious; there is virtually no information about the cost listed anywhere online.
8 Le Reve, Dubai: $5 Million
A 4-bedroom penthouse in Dubai's most luxurious building can be yours for just over $5 million. Located at the shores of the Dubai Marina, the views from Le Reve are phenomenal and can be enjoyed from the interior or exterior of the unit.
With over 6,100 square feet of surface space, the design is nothing short of exquisite. With walk-in closets, an interior lap pool, marble everywhere, and private jacuzzi, Le Reve is literally a dream come true!
7 Opus, Hong Kong: $65 Million
The Opus Hong Kong is home to Asia's most expensive luxury apartment, which sold in 2015 for $65 million. The iconic building was completed in 2012 and is known for its curved glass architecture, designed by Frank Gehry. The design ensures a panoramic view of the city, from all of the units.
Each apartment in the Opus comes with private swimming pools, and have a rainwater recycling irrigation system built-in. When it comes to luxurious living, the Opus Hong Kong is hard to beat. Several of the units are kept vacant for part-time renters.
6 The Sukhothai Residence, Bangkok: $50 Million
The Sukhothai Residence in Bangkok is one of the largest luxury apartment buildings in Asia. The award-winning architectural concept is the creation of design masters Kerry Hill and Ed Tuttle. The 41-story building offers some of the most impressive units in the world.
A 4-bedroom, 4 bathroom unit sells for $3.1 million, but the penthouse suite is estimated to be market valued at about $50 million. With 12,730 square feet over two floors, the unit includes exquisite city views, several terraces, and a beautiful pool overlooking Bangkok.
5 Tao Zhu Yin Yuan, Taipei: $38.8 Million
French architecture Vincent Callebaut is the talent behind the Tao Zhu Yin Yuan luxury condominium building in Taipei. The incredible carbon-absorbing green tower is visually stunning and decoratively impressive. With 23,000 trees planted directly on the property, it is a literal smog-eating machine!
All of the units in the building offer an incredible, sprawling 12,000 square feet, which includes plenty of terrace space with beautiful greenery. The deluxe accommodations have been popular with foreign investors and ex-pats.
4 Antilia, Mumbai: $2 Billion
Coined the 'most extravagant home on the planet', Antilia is a 27-story, two billion-dollar home, owned by the sixth richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani. While the structure could easily house hundreds of people, the entire complex is used by his family of 6 people.
The building boasts 9 elevators, 3 helipads, a two-story health center, and enough underground parking for 168 cars. The Ambani family live modestly in the top 6 floors, and there are 600 full-time staff members available to cook, clean, and cater to guests.
3 Total Environment Windmills Of Your Mind, Bangalore: $1.4 Million
Total Environment Windmills Of Your Mind in a housing complex located in the trendy neighborhood of Whitefield, in Bangalore. With 19 floors and 5 blocks, the units range from 2,500 to 7,600 square feet.
The larger triplex units sell for about $1.4 million and offer sprawling wooden terraces, outdoor pools accessible from sliding glass doors, as well as communal play areas for children. Located on a 24-acre property, these homes deliver a quiet respite from the busy hub of central Bangalore.
2 Hannam The Hill, Seoul: $7.5 Million
Winner of the Seoul Architecture Aware in 2013, the Hannam The Hill luxury urban development project is truly spectacular. Tucked into Seoul's richest neighborhood, a 2,635 square foot unit sells for about $7.5 million.
With open space living and dining areas, huge marble-finished bathrooms, and incredible views of downtown Seoul, the building brings luxurious living to a whole new level. A massive gym complex and several communal pools are available for residents.
1 The Park Court Akasaka Hinokicho Tower, Tokyo: $12.7 Million
The most expensive penthouse in Tokyo, The Park Court Akasaka Hinokicho Tower, sold in 2015 for $12.7 million. The 2,195 square foot residence is located at the top of a 44-story luxury apartment building in the heart of Tokyo Midtown. The penthouse suite offers 3 bedrooms, 2 walk-in-closets, and a sky lounge with views of Mount Fuji.
The apartment also offers a fantastic birds-eye view of the nearby Hinokichou Park. Though modest in size when compared to American penthouses, this spot is considered huge to the Japanese, who often live in very small apartments with only functional, modest furniture.