How expensive do you think would be the most expensive penthouse in the world? $20 Million? $30 Million? $40 Million? $45 Million? Try $51,040,000. That’s right – a whopping $51 million! Although I am still reeling from the shock of this earth shattering price of a penthouse that is yet to be completed, a part of me is also curious to know who would be the lucky (read crazily rich) owner of this property.
This much coveted piece of luxury is part of a 14-storey, 68,459-square-foot oceanfront spread known as Genesis Puntarenas. It is located in the city of Puntarenas, which is about half-hour’s drive away from the capital city of San Jose. It has been built on one of three titled beach fronts in Costa Rica and it combines state-of-the-art modern architecture (they always say that, don’t they?) with generous floor plans.
The building has 47 other residential units which are in the range of $473,000 and $3.3 million. The piece de resistance of this property is, of course, the palatial penthouse that occupies the top three floors of the building. It measures 68,458 square feet, has 34,793 square feet of interior space and roughly the same amount of patio space, making it one of the most spectacular multi-million dollar homes ever built.
According to the renderings available at the Hurwitz James Company in Beverly Hills, this beautifully designed penthouse will have 10 bedrooms, 13 full and 5 half bathrooms, a dining room able to seat 42 people, boxing ring, gym, 2 conference rooms, home theater, infinity edge swimming pool, a private helipad, tennis court, and putting green.
The building, which is due for completion in 2 years, will have pool with a swim-up bar, fitness center, business center, an on-site restaurant and lounge, a Spa, wine cellar, and cigar parlor. Perhaps, the most interesting feature of the building are the floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls in each unit that provide stunning 360 degree panoramic views of the beach.
People who are well endowed with all the riches of the world are generally on the lookout for trophy properties. According to Bob Hurwitz, the listing agent with Hurwitz James Co. “People with big money, they recognize that it’s a one-of-a-kind property and, in today’s market, it’s probably the cheapest it’s ever going to be.” He has told the Wall Street Journal that a Russian bachelor and a family from China have already expressed interest in buying this house. All the best to them and may the richer man win.