Los Angeles’ Panoramic Penthouse Listings Are Rarified Air

By: Keith Flamer
Los Angeles is topping off—pouring on penthouses like a third glass of exquisite champagne. Cheers to developers who are raising the glass (and the ante) to exploit 360-degree vistas within the City of Angels. There’s ample cause for celebration here, especially if you land one of these posh perches. How rare is the air up there? Los Angeles is expansive, and its promising downtown is still comparatively small, which means penthouse views are virtually priceless and perhaps a better value than other major cities. L.A. panoramas are unique—mountains, hills, downtown, the Sunset Strip glow, and the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean horizon. Here are four penthouse collections recently on the market (some downtown, one in Hollywood, one for rent)—pulling back Tinseltown’s panoramic curtain. “These penthouses will raise the bar of luxury living in Downtown Los Angeles,” says Harris.
Ian Schrager & Edition Hotels: The West Hollywood Edition  

Two single-story penthouses showcase floor-to-ceiling vistas of the LA skyline spanning the Hollywood Hills, downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean

  The Residences at The West Hollywood Edition unveiled a pair of extravagant penthouses on the top floor above Edition Hotel, courtesy of Ian Schrager and designer architect John Pawson. On the edge of Beverly Hills, the two single-story penthouses are framed by spacious interiors and floor-to-ceiling window views of the L.A. skyline spanning the Hollywood Hills, downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. The penthouses feature four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and sprawling 900-square-foot private open-air terraces for indoor-outdoor living. Penthouse A covers 6,415 square feet while Penthouse B spans 3,848 square feet. Under Schrager’s and Pawson’s creative direction, streamlined interior spaces are inspired by the warm climate, golden light and unique spirit of Los Angeles whose panoramic pulse beats high above Sunset Boulevard and North Doheny Drive. Penthouse residences will start from approximately $15 million. Fine touches include white-oiled oak flooring, pristine Molteni kitchens, custom teak millwork, a freestanding 1,200-pound concrete bathtub in the master bathroom and custom hardware and lighting throughout—a glow unmistakably reminiscent of the scenic Hollywood Hills. Developed by Witkoff (in partnership with New Valley), The Residences at The West Hollywood Edition offer premier hotel services, social venues and curated amenities such as a private residential lobby, a trellis-shaded garden restaurant, and a landscaped rooftop pool, bar and terrace with sunset views of Los Angeles. A full-service spa, a fitness center, valet parking, and in-residence dining are among conveniences available to both residents and hotel guests.         To read more, visit: Forbes.com