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The penthouse: this new luxury flat with numerous advantages

The penthouse is highly sought-after in the world of luxury real estate combining the comfort and view of a luxury flat and the independence of a house. The penthouse elegantly addresses the desire for private, outdoor space, light, and a panoramic view of the sea or town. Investing in a penthouse, in a luxury residential building or even a floating penthouse, is an excellent choice for a permanent or quasi-permanent residence, combining a great lifestyle with high-end fixtures and fittings.

A penthouse in the hills: 360° view guaranteed

Buying a penthouse in the hills on the coast is the ideal option if you want to enjoy an unrivalled panoramic view, extending out to the distant horizon. The Nice and Cannes coastlines in France, or Malta, are ideal locations to buy a penthouse in a luxury residential building with a breath-taking view of the Mediterranean. The geography of the south of France lends itself particularly well to the penthouse, providing views of both the sea and garrigue, and optimal light from morning to evening. In the city of Vienna, elevated penthouses are very popular, offering unusually bright accommodation and a wonderful view of the Austrian capital.

A flat with an equipped roof terrace

Penthouses are more than just flats with a roof-terrace; their practicality and versatility also make them very attractive. In addition to indoor living space, penthouses often feature vast rooftops offering lots of potential for different layouts and configurations, including a genuine outdoor apartment; summer kitchens, outdoor seating areas, pools, Jacuzzis and landscaped spaces are just some of the options available so you can enjoy a fluid indoor/outdoor existence, sampling the delights of al fresco living for a part of the year. Floating penthouses offer a chance to create unique luxury flats, halfway between a house and barge, combining the advantages of both types of accommodation. Their roof terraces with river views then become a genuine extra room, lending a unique charm to these new style barges.

The luxury penthouse: a new trend in high-end real estate

A vast outdoor space, converted to a rooftop garden or relaxation area, has become a key search criterion for buyers looking for high-end properties. To respond to this demand, Penthouses are now being incorporated into luxury real estate programmes, providing a service designed to meet the requirements of a new, demanding clientele. You can find Penthouses with private lift access and generously proportioned rooftops equipped with a pool or Jacuzzi, offering both privacy and access to outdoor space. A luxury penthouse is often enhanced by a terrace, level with the main living area, affording easy, all-year-round access to various outdoor spaces as well as multiple views from all floors of your flat-house.

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