Appealing Convenience of the Penthouse Lifestyle in Large Cities
Conveniences in penthouse living remain the major attraction for real estate buyers who want a private convenient abode amid a busy metropolitan city. A penthouse, defined as an apartment situated at one of the highest levels of an apartment building, originated in New York City during the 1920's. The concept is an offshoot of the high demand for living space in prime urban areas, with buyers willing to pay top dollar for luxury apartments built at the highest level of a building.
A penthouse is characterized by luxurious amenities including impressive flooring, fine finishing, high-end appliances, fireplace, large windows, den/office space, expansive living space, multiple owner suites, desired terraces and excellent city views. Distinct from ordinary apartments, penthouse units have a private entrance or elevator. Security and neighborhood location are also key features of a penthouse unit. Architecturally, a penthouse may refer to the structure on a building's roof, which is set back from the outer walls and not occupying the whole roof deck. Most penthouse units are designed with one large deck for hosting events and to enjoy spectacular views from. Some penthouses have two levels and multiple balconies with impressive city, river, park and suburb views.
The ultimate penthouse lifestyle is associated with convenience to work, luxurious interior amenities, functional layouts for living and entertaining guests, proximity to entertainment, restaurants and shopping, plus availability to concierge services for pick-up and delivery of reservations, dry cleaning and events tickets just to name a few.
Courtesy of: Wikipedia and Salt Lake City http://forum.skyscraperpage.com
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