Luxury living Views to die for

Luxury living: Views to die for

From the Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower, 5 homes overlooking the world’s most iconic landmarks — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

High above the East River, this four-bedroom duplex penthouse at 870 United Nations Plaza comes with a spectacular panoramic view across the New York City skyline, taking in the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, United Nations, and the shimmering lights of Midtown Manhattan. Features include a library, gourmet kitchen, private elevator, sculptured staircase, woodburning fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Poised on the seventh and top floor of a luxurious circa-1914 building on the Rive Gauche, this penthouse apartment comes with an exceptional view of France’s most iconic landmark—the Eiffel Tower. The residence features a studio-style living room with six-metre-high ceilings and a skylight, a dine-in kitchen, a mezzanine with a study and dressing rooms, and three en suite bedrooms, including a lavish master suite. 

This penthouse residence comes with unparalleled views of one of the ‘new seven wonders of the world’ — the Colosseum — as well as many of Rome’s most celebrated architectural icons: the Arch of Titus, Palatine Hill, and the Imperial Forum. Beautifully restored, the 3,000-square-foot home retains character, featuring details including frescoed walls and decorative ceilings. 

Buckingham Palace and London’s royal parks form a backdrop for this very British address: Kings Gate is an exclusive new building composed of 100 luxury residences in the heart of Westminster. This four-bedroom penthouse combines understated English elegance with views of the central London skyline. 

Situated behind gates amid lush gardens, this retreat near Larchmont Village in the City of Angels comes with views of the famed Hollywood Sign. The indoor-outdoor design features multiple outdoor entertaining terraces that seamlessly flow to all living areas. Four bedrooms include a master suite with a private terrace, with additional highlights including a pool, outdoor kitchen, and Smart Home technology.