Luxury Living Penthouses with water views

Luxury Living: Penthouses with water views

From the Côte d’Azur to the Cayman Islands via Lake Maggiore, 5 exclusive residences looking on to wonderful waterscapes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

In a chic enclave on the Cap de Nice, this cliffside penthouse boasts panoramic sea views stretching from the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat lighthouse to the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. The living spaces have been fully restored and exquisitely furnished. The first floor features a designer kitchen, bright dining and living rooms, and a master bedroom, all facing the sea. The second floor houses two en suite bedrooms and leads to a stunning roof deck with a summer kitchen and 180-degree sea views.

Dramatically positioned above Rio’s legendary Ipanema Beach, this triplex penthouse sits atop a magnificent building designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer. The vast, open-plan living spaces were updated in the contemporary style by Studio Arthur Casas. Among the appointments are five en suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, media room, wine cellar, staff quarters, and a spectacular terrace with a 59-foot-long pool offering a breathtaking panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and Morro Dois Irmãos Peak.

This five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse is one of the finest homes at The Residences at Seafire, the newest beachfront property on Grand Cayman’s famed Seven Mile Beach. Featuring interior decor by celebrated designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the residence boasts three terraces with awe-inspiring sea vistas. Residents enjoy a private rooftop terrace called The Nest and exclusive access to an owners’ swimming pool, as well as the amenities at the adjacent AAA Five Diamond Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.

This dream penthouse has an enviable location overlooking Lake Maggiore in the Swiss resort town of Locarno, steps from the promenade and its charming shops and restaurants. The 2,744-square-foot residence includes a chic open-plan living space with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, gourmet kitchen and living and dining area. Dramatic walls of glass open to a grand terrace with a panoramic view of the lake and mountains.

The Chao Phraya River and downtown Bangkok provide the dazzling backdrop to Penthouse 2, a sumptuous residence on the 49th floor of the ultra-luxurious Menam Residences. The nearly 3,000-square-foot home includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and deluxe entertaining spaces with views of the river below. Residents enjoy access to five-star hotel services and amenities, including an infinity pool, garden, gym, steam and sauna rooms, children’s playroom and library, plus 24-hour security.