It's always exciting to think about the first things we would buy if, by any chance, we won the lottery. Right at the top of the list, alongside a shiny new car, is a shiny new apartment. There is no shortage of ridiculously expensive apartments around the world, but North America sure is home to some of the most competitive and exorbitant real estate listings. If you think an apartment might be cheaper than a house, you might want to take a look at this list.
You'll find many of the rich and famous of the world living in the United States. So don't expect to find anything for less than a few million! Still wondering where you would acquire your new living space just in case you came across rivers of money? Let's go through 10 of the most expensive apartments in North America!
10 Bayshore Glass Penthouse, Florida - $25 Million
We kick off this list with this one-of-a-kind penthouse, located in Miami, Florida. What makes this particular penthouse apartment so special that it sports a $25 million price tag, you might ask? Well, for starters, it's made entirely of glass, which ensures the sun will be a constant presence in your life.
In addition to this are, of course, the stunning views coming at you from every angle, a kitchen worthy of a five-time award-winning chef, a wine room that fits over 3000 bottles, six bedrooms, and five bathrooms. If this isn't enough to fill all of your desires, then the cinema located on the rooftop probably will.
9 Millennium Tower Penthouse, Boston - $33 Million
Up on the 6th floor of the Downtown Crossing building in Boston, you can find one of the most lavish penthouses ever created. With 13,000 square feet, there is plenty of room to enjoy the exquisite lifestyle that comes attached to the buying power to acquire the Millennium Tower penthouse - $33 million, to be precise.
Aside from all the luxurious amenities that you can expect inside the apartment, the building in which it is located offers even more. There's an entertainment room, a pool, gym, and, of course, a screening room. And if you don't particularly enjoy going up and down the stairs, then the high-speed elevators almost justify the price.
8 Penthouse 40, Los Angeles - $35 Million
Also known as The Mansion In The Sky, this $35 Million penthouse pretty much embodies the American dream. Every time you think about the most exclusive and luxurious way of life, this is probably similar to the apartments that come to mind. Located in Los Angeles, California, Penthouse 40 is nothing short of a human Barbie's dream place.
If you enjoy looking down at the city, then this apartment checks all the right boxes. With four terraces, and located on the 40th floor of the Century Building, better views of the city of Los Angeles are hard to find. Four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a library, and a walk-in closet are the cherry on top of this lavish cake.
7 181 Fremont Penthouse, San Franciso - $42 Million
If there is one thing that San Francisco is known for, it's the competitive and nearly impossible to afford housing situation. That is, of course, if you don't have a few million just lying around waiting to be spent! The penthouse sitting 700 feet up in the sky is a perfect example of what that money could be spent on.
For $42 million, you can show off all of your riches for the world to see. The price tag isn't just a byproduct of the views, but also of the expensive and unique materials used to furnish the house. Details like gold-covered door handles are probably one of the smoothest and less pretentious ways of letting your guests know that you're rich, right?
6 Beverly Hills Double Penthouse, Los Angeles - $49 Million
It probably doesn't surprise you that Los Angeles is featured so many times in this list. Alongside New York, there are few places in North America where you can expect such a level of luxury apartments. A great example of this is the Beverly Hills Double Penthouse, listed at $49 million.
This just happens to be the one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the city, outside of houses. With a 3,000 square foot terrace, this penthouse comes with an extra apartment inside. We would advise listing it on Airbnb, but if you have nearly $50 Million to drop on this double penthouse, chances are you don't need the extra cash.
5 Four Seasons Private Residences Penthouse, Los Angeles - $50 Million
Making its last appearance on this list, Los Angeles makes sure to go out with a bang. Or in other words, with the Four Seasons Private Residences penthouse, which was sold for $50 Million. It was a very ingenious move from the Four Seasons hotel chain to offer people the chance to actually live in a building that reproduces all the best features of their hotels.
This one, in particular, is located in Beverly Hills, and it's the most expensive penthouse in Los Angeles, officially snatching the title from the double penthouse mentioned above. It comes with its own private pool, a 9,000 square foot garden, and a private garage that fits six cars. Not bad at all!
4 421 Broome St. Penthouse, New York - $65 Million
New York City is bustling with hip, up-and-coming neighborhoods, but none is quite as sought after as SoHo, which is home to some of the most luxurious and exquisite real estate listings in the whole world. Often combining 19th-century architecture with the beauty and practicality of contemporary design, it's no wonder that you'll have to pay a lot of money if you wish to live here.
This particular penthouse includes four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 3,000 square foot of private exteriors for you to enjoy as you like. It took four years to complete, and it would take most of us at least five lifetimes to be able to afford the $65 million price tag. You pay for what you get, though!
3 432 Park Avenue Penthouse, New York City - $82 Million
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to permanently live on the top of the Empire State Building? Well, wonder no more, because this New York City penthouse is located on top of a building even taller than the iconic monument. And if you're willing to drop $82 Million on it, you'll get a panoramic view of Central Part and New York.
That's not all you get, though: the 423 Park Avenue Penthouse includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, your own personal library, and enough fireplaces to make you feel like you're spending the night in a cozy cottage, with all the luxuries of an $82 million penthouse. It's a win-win!
2 Atelier Duplex, New York City - $85 Million
This 15,000 square foot duplex sits on the 44th floor of the Atelier building, one of the most iconic constructions in the entire city of New York, which is home to many of the most influential and successful people both in the country and in the world.
Literally everything you need, you get - 24-hour concierge, tennis court, golf range, swimming pool, sauna, multi-media lounge, billiards room, gym, yoga studio...and the list goes on. Truly fit for royalty, the Atelier Duplex has been listed for $85 million, making it one of the most outrageously expensive apartments in North America.
1 220 Central Park South Apartment, New York City - $250 Million
Taking almost a $200 million jump, we arrive at what is not only one of the most expensive apartments in North America but also in the entire world. And of course, it couldn't be located anywhere else except New York City. For a whopping $250 million, only the extremely wealthy could ever dream of living here.
Located at the top of a tower in 220 Central Park South, the apartment includes four floors, five balconies, 16 bedrooms, and 17 bathrooms. There's enough space to host your entire friends and family, plus their dogs. You can go to sleep every night knowing that you own the most expensive pice of real-estate in the city. How cool is that?