'The ultra-wealthy are property bulls. The average billionaire owns four homes worth a combined US$78 million’ according to a research report from Wealth-X, a strategic partner of Billionaire.com.
Billionaire.com examines the world’s most lavish high-rise apartment blocks that money can buy and ranked them according to the price and the average price per square foot of the priciest penthouse or apartment.
Designed by top architects and interior design teams, the world’s plushest skyscrapers are also collectors’ trophies coveted by the world’s ultra rich.
The top ten in order of price / per sq ft (psf) are:
1. London, UK - One Hyde Park - Penthouse US$226.9M / US$9,906 psf
2. 432 Park Avenue, New York, US - Penthouse US$95M / US$6,742 psf
3. One57, New York, US - Penthouse US$90M / US$6,600 psf
4. South Bank Tower, London, UK - Penthouse US$90M / US$3,300 psf
5. Tour Odéon, Monaco - Top Apartment US$65.7M / US$8,900 psf
6. Opus, Hong Kong - Top Apartment US$58.6 / US$10,740 psf
7. 56 Leonard, New York, US - Penthouse US$47M / US$6,000 psf
8. Clermont Residence, Singapore - Penthouse US$47M / US$2,360 psf
9. One Thousand Museum Condos. Miami, US - Penthouse US$45M / US$1,100 psf
10. One Madison. Miami, US - Penthouse US$43M / US$5,000 psf
In Singapore, Clermont Residence by Guocoland has been ranked the world's No. 8 most lavished high rise apartment while Paterson Hill near Orchard Road stole the limelight as the 5th most expensive street in the world in 2013.