The Most expensive condos


The Time Warner Center, anchored by a high-end shopping center and some of the priciest restaurants in Manhattan, was the site of one of the most expensive apartment sales in recent years. Currently on the market is a 15-room apartment that takes up the entire 79th floor of one tower. It has eight bathrooms, wall-to-wall windows, 12-foot ceilings and 360-degree views of the city. Residents can use the services of the posh Mandarin Oriental hotel below on an a la carte basis. For more information,

This duplex takes up part of the top floors in the grand Wilshire condominium in Beverly Hills. Done in opulent 19th century style, it includes silk window treatments, rock-crystal chandeliers, and a bronze and iron staircase. The family room has coffered ceilings, and the media room a 100-inch rear projection system. The building's services include a valet, concierge, gym and swimming pool.

Fisher Island was built in the 1920s as a winter estate for the Vanderbilts. Today, it is a 216-acre private residential community. The great appeal of this six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath unit is the beach access--walk out the door, and you are on a mile-long stretch of sand that is exclusive to residents. The first-floor unit comes with furnishings, a five-car garage, marble floors and a bar.

The priciest condo in Boston is far from the newest. It is located in a double townhouse that was built at the end of the 19th century by a wealthy Boston family. When the space was converted to condos, there were 11 units in total, but these owners bought and combined four. The space takes up half of the second floor, all of the third floor and half of the fourth floor, and has a structure and private deck on the roof. It has traditional touches such as molding and hardwood floors, but a modern edge with bleached maple and a new kitchen.

In 1998, the Mayfair Regent Hotel was reborn as The Mayfair, a luxury condominium on Chicago's desirable East Lake Shore Drive. This 12-room penthouse is a rarity on the market, and includes a six and a half baths, a rooftop terrace, parking for four cars and valet service.

The penthouse at Bayou Bend Towers comes with a media room, Italian mosaic floors and a game room, but the highlight may be the 500-square-foot patio with lap pool and spa. Spread over three floors, the apartment contains four bedrooms and six and a half baths, and has exposures on two sides.

This luxury penthouse takes up the top two floors of Turnberry Place. The spread has its own pool and spa, two game rooms (of course), a private elevator and space for 2,000 of your favorite bottles of wine. For sale fully furnished,


Call on the concierge, ring for room service. This penthouse comes with views of the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center and memorials, plus all the services of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. It has five bedrooms, six and a half baths and 3,000 square feet of terraces on two levels. The floors are Brazilian cherry, the foyers made of limestone. A membership at The Sports Club/L.A., about eight blocks away, is included in the deal.

The bottom nine floors of this building are occupied by the The Rittenhouse Hotel, the rest by luxury apartments. This "penthouse" is on the 29th floor (29 through 33 are considered penthouses), and its panoramic views encompass the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Schuylkill River. The spread is done in a contemporary style with marble floors, high floors, two bedrooms and a terrace. Hotel amenities, such as the health club, spa, room service and chauffeured town car service, are included..

On the 37th floor of the Park Avenue building in Buckhead, this condo has views that reach from Stone Mountain to downtown Atlanta. The floors are made of cherry and slate, and the two-bedroom spread comes with access to a fitness center, concierge, wine-tasting room and guest suites. Or just entertain in the circular, domed dining room or on the wrap-around balconies.