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$5.9 million
161 E. Chicago
Chicago
This 6,770-square-foot duplex penthouse has 22-foot-high windows, which overlook both Lake Chicago and downtown skyline. Off a central atrium, there are three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a library almost entirely enclosed in glass.

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I like it for it's view.
 

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Toronto's most expensive condo
$16-million unit signals market shift
Katie Rook, Financial Post
Published: Monday, April 30, 2007



A planned condominium building in Yorkville will feature the city's most expensive penthouse --a $16-million unit.

The creation of a 9,000- square-foot space atop the soonto- be built Four Seasons Hotel marks a coming of age for Toronto, co-designer Brian Gluckstein said in a recent interview.

The 55-storey tower at Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue will house 103 private residences above a 253-room hotel, while a second 25-storey tower will include 101 private residences.

Yorkville building to feature city's most expensive penthouse. Architect Peter Clewes says the planned Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will have an exterior that "celebrates glass.""

Font: ****The hotel-condo combination is not new, but the eye-popping asking price signals a change in the appetites of Toronto buyers.

"Before, [Torontonians with money] did not value communal living," Mr. Gluckstein said. "Now people with affluence want this type of lifestyle."

The lifestyle of which he speaks will allow residents to travel freely without worrying about property maintenance; to cater dinner parties from the condo's adjoining restaurant; or to go down a hallway to receive a manicure, pedicure or massage at the 28,000-square-foot spa.

"It's a level of service few people in houses can afford," he said.

The penthouse will provide room enough for large family dinners, storage of designer clothes, a live-in housekeeper or nurse and a grand piano, Mr. Gluckstein suggested. Such trappings have traditionally kept the wealthy in their homes, he said.

Stone floors and counters, nickel plumbing fixtures, natural wood and state of the art mechanical systems will be available in each suite, he said, adding that purchasers are free to hire interior designers of their choosing.

Mr. Gluckstein, the designer behind the product line Gluckstein Design Interiors and a fixture on the Toronto talk show CityLine with Marilyn Denis, and architect Peter Clewes admit to occasionally driving past the spaces they have created, but say they only do so for reassurance that the people inside are enjoying themselves.

Mr. Clewes, who designed the recently constructed 18 Yorkville, the condo towers directly east of the new building, said the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will illuminate the block with an exterior that "celebrates glass."

The deliberately transparent building will have a taut and slick glass "skin," held together by a cladding that cannot easily be seen, he said.

Mr. Clewes, the Montreal-native, who has also been commissioned to overhaul the Bloor Street shopping district, believes those buying into the Toronto real estate market are ready for unapologetic opulence.

Cost for the project has previously been estimated at $500-million.

A presentation gallery at the northeast corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue opens this week.
 

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The Park Tower condo that was sold last year at $11 million has even a better view of skyline and the city than this one. I read it on the Hemispheres magazine a while ago on a flight from Chicago to Dallas.

The current most expensive condo/penthouse for sale in Chicago is $28 million (89th floor- Trump Tower- available 2008-2009)


I really like the Chicago one. One day... :D
 

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$5.9 million
161 E. Chicago
Chicago
This 6,770-square-foot duplex penthouse has 22-foot-high windows, which overlook both Lake Chicago and downtown skyline. Off a central atrium, there are three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a library almost entirely enclosed in glass.

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I like it for it's view.
Who lives in it? Can i have a condo too please? :)
 

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Hyde Park flats 'on sale for £84m'
By Rosie Murray-West, Business Correspondent
Last Updated: 1:36am GMT 08/02/2007



Four flats overlooking Hyde Park are on sale for a rumoured £84 million each, the highest price ever asked for a British flat.


Artist's impression of the One Hyde Park development: four blocks made of glass and red weathered steel
The flats are part of a development at One Hyde Park, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership. They will not be ready until 2010.

Sources said today that the four penthouse flats could feature bullet proof windows, specially purified air and even "panic rooms". The security system is believed to have been developed after consultation with the SAS.

A tunnel will link the flats to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, which will provide a concierge service for the development, which contains 86 flats with prices starting at £4 million.

The complex will also have a spa, squash court and private wine-tasting facility. According to the One Hyde Park website, the scheme is "a new residential scheme whose beauty, luxury and prestige will place it in a class of its own".

advertisementIt is being managed by Candy & Candy, a development management company specialising in high end luxury flats. Nick and Christian Candy, the two brothers behind the company, hold the record for the current most expensive flat in London, which was in Chelsea and had a £27 million price tag.

Clients for the flats, some of which have already sold off-plan, are expected to include Arab princes and Russian oligarchs.

Flats at the development, on the site of the old 1950s office block Bowater House, are being sold for as much as £4,200 per square foot, a record for London. The four largest penthouses are 20,000 square foot each.

A spokesman for Candy & Candy, which is a notoriously secretive company, would not comment on the price tags or facilities of the flats today.

"The facilities are being worked on all the time by the team," she said. She added that the building "was designed to bring the Park across to Knightsbridge".

The Richard Rogers design features four blocks made of glass and red weathered steel. The record asking prices for the flats reflect the latest boom in the London property market, which has outperformed the rest of the British market this year.

Prices for homes in central London have risen by around 20 per cent this year.

Homes worth more than £5 million have outperformed even that. Figures from Haart estate agents, published yesterday, showed that demand in the capital remained strong even after the latest interest rate rise.

The average London house price increased by 0.5 per cent in January to £260,140 up from £258,568 in December, the group said.

January applicant numbers in Haart’s London branches were up 30 per cent on the same time last year, reaching record levels.

The agency predicts that house prices in the capital are predicted to rise by up to 8 per cent in 2007 as demand continues to outstrip supply and activity levels remain strong.
 

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You should hear some of the ammenities they come with, bullet proof glass and everything.
Anything they can include in the condo to jack up the price a cool three million gets included. Like, who the hell needs bulletproof glass in neighbourhoods where $200 million dollar condos are being built anyway?

Aside from that, there's a condo in Vancouver worth 18.2 million, which works out to something like $2600 per square foot.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070613.BCCONDO13/TPStory/TPNational/BritishColumbia/

Overpriced?
 

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16 million $ penthouse was sold on this tower


13 million $ penthouse was sold on this tower
 
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