Luxury Living Skyline views

Luxury Living: Skyline views

From the Hollywood Hills to the heart of Hong Kong, five elevated escapes with a bird’s-eye view of the city — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

With only 170 residences in this 56-story full-service residential tower, The Austonian, in the heart of Texas’s capital city, is the premier address in Austin. One of the jewels in this crown is the 5,000-plus-square-foot 50th-floor ‘T’ residence. The three-bedroom (plus den), four-and-a-half- bathroom home offers luxuriously appointed living spaces with panoramic vistas of downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake, Texas Hill Country and beyond. The luxury appointments include air-conditioned wine storage, a media room, and a ‘royal’ master suite with dual master bathrooms and a gown closet.

High in the Hollywood Hills, this contemporary haven overlooks the City of Angels from the star-studded enclave of the Bird Streets’ ‘front row’. Designed by renowned architect Paul McClean, the 8,700-square-foot home’s stellar appointments include a double-height living room, screening room, elevator, wine cellar, bar, formal dining room and kitchen with adjacent entertaining area. There’s also a master retreat and four guest suites and stunning outdoor spaces, including an infinity pool and multiple terraces with jetliner views stretching from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean.

Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s glittering skyline are on view from this luxury residence at the Convention Plaza Apartments in the heart of the Wan Chai business district. The 2,235-square-foot apartment has an inviting neutral palette framed by marble walls and floors and accented with contemporary decor. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home includes a master suite with spa-style bathroom, a guest suite, an open-plan kitchen with bar, and a combined living and dining room with large windows that showcase the spectacular city, ocean and mountain vistas.

With panoramic views of Central Park and the New York City skyline and a stellar location in Christian de Portzamparc’s 157 West 57th Street on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row, Residence 37A is the perfect pied-à-terre. The apartment’s light-filled spaces include a master suite with marble bathroom, an onyx powder room, designer kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows and a smart home technology system. Building amenities include 24 /7 doorman and concierge services, library with billiards table, arts and crafts atelier, and a screening room.

Towering above the Chao Phraya River, this chic urban retreat offers unparalleled views of the Bangkok cityscape from its elevated setting in The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. The interior decor blends a soft, muted palette with contemporary furnishings, designer lighting, and bespoke fixtures. Featuring floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, the living spaces include elegant reception areas and two bedrooms with spa-style bathrooms. Ownership comes with exclusive access to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok's hotel services, holistic spa, and fine restaurants.