Imagine living on the skyline, among the clouds and mountaintops, far above it all. Look out to the horizon or glance down at the world below.
We rise to those heights with this collection of blue-sky penthouse dwellings.
Start in Miami, in a sky-high home atop the Four Seasons Hotel; to the Turks and Caicos Islands, where a tip-top triplex faces Grace Bay Beach; to Malta, and a dazzling duplex above the Grand Harbour; to Ticino, Switzerland, where a penthouse overlooks Lake Lugano and the Alps; and then to Dubai, where an ultramodern aerie crowns the Volante Tower skyscraper.
Located on the 68th floor of the Four Seasons in downtown Miami, this exceptional residence is not one but four penthouses combined, delivering 7,438 square feet (691 sq m) of interiors with unrivaled bay, ocean, and skyline views.
The living area is vast with an open-plan kitchen and dining room rolling seamlessly into the salon. Three bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and scenic views, include a primary suite with two walls of windows, a corner seating area, and bespoke walk-in closets.
A temperature-controlled wine cellar, laundry room, service elevator, four on-site storage units, and four parking spaces are among the amenities. Residents have access to the hotel, but they also have their own lounge, lobby, pool, and valet parking.
Then there’s the location. This sophisticated Miami penthouse is centrally located in the Brickell area, close to trendy shops, fine restaurants, and the Brickell financing district, and with easy access to Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and Miami International Airport.
High on the 11th and 12th floors of The Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos resort at Grace Bay sits this exceptional three-story penthouse.
Encompassing 6,532 sq ft (607 sq m), it is designed for sumptuous luxury living at its finest. A rooftop terrace with a sparkling pool affords spectacular ocean and island views, which can also be enjoyed from a second generous terrace.
Three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths offer plentiful accommodation, while the living spaces with their soaring ceilings take in a cozy den, an open-plan living room, a formal dining room, and a sleek kitchen with a breakfast bar, all flooded with natural light.
Residents also enjoy privileged access to five-star facilities, including the services of The Ritz-Carlton, such as a dedicated residential concierge, valet parking, and in-residence dining.
Other resort amenities abound, including a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, three beach restaurants, high-end boutique shopping, a casino, conference facilities, and inviting guest rooms, all of which combine to produce an unrivaled Caribbean experience.
Looking out over Malta’s Grand Harbour and the Mediterranean Sea, this exceptional apartment is an oasis of peace, just steps from the cafés, restaurants, and boutiques of Tigné Point, a prestigious lifestyle development in the coastal resort of St Julian’s.
The residence occupies the top two floors of the building, encompassing 5,414 square feet (503 sq m), with a grand entrance hall, magnificent living room, open-plan kitchen, and three elegant bedrooms leading out to a charming terrace.
But the pièce de résistance is the remarkable rooftop space. Built for entertaining, it boasts a heated swimming pool, hydro massage tub, outdoor kitchen, and barbecue, as well as a dining area and lounge.
Residents of Tigné Point have access to the development’s shopping mall, fitness center, and swimming pool. The Maltese capital, Valletta, is just across the harbor.
This penthouse is in a contemporary development in the picturesque Swiss village of Montagnola, just outside Lugano.
A love of nature lies at the heart of the residence, which was created to drink in vistas of Lake Lugano and the mountains from its generous roof terrace.
Equally beautiful is the interior, with its parquet and marble floors and walls of windows to bring in the light and the views.
The 2,852-square-foot (264 sq m) floor plan includes three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a generous gourmet kitchen, and a central living and dining space with sliding glass doors out to a lake-view balcony. Residents also benefit from access to a swimming pool and sauna.
Impeccably furnished, every detail of the exquisite 5,043 sq ft (469 sq m) apartment has been designed to perfection, blending modern touches and Eastern inspiration.
Italian travertine marble and East African zebrano wood elevate the floors and walls, while a Miele kitchen, an integrated smart-home system, and staff quarters add sophistication and convenience.
In addition to the two bedrooms with en suite baths and wall-to-wall windows is a canal-facing study. The layout is ideal for lavish soirees catered by Volante’s in-house restaurant and chef, just one of a wealth of amenities available—others include a spa, sauna, steam room, and concierge service.
Outside, the grounds offer more opportunities for leisure and entertaining, taking in a landscaped terrace with infinity-edge pool, a sunken firepit area, a barbecue, a bar, and multiple places for simply relaxing.