6 High-End Condos with Amazing Views
- Feb 10, 2017
Living downtown is a hectic lifestyle. The noise, the pollution, the overcrowded subway, but it’s all worth it when you get home at the end of the day and have a view of the organized chaos from up above in your luxury condominium. Those who move to the city are ambitious, independent and daring because they feed off the energy and excitement of the city which is hard to find in the suburbs where the only view they have to look forward to is the daily visitors to their bird feeder. By sacrificing the space of a large house with a backyard, they gain so much more with a large balcony overlooking a vibrant metropolis. Each city has its own unique character with New York’s beautiful skyline by night that is undeniably beautiful, Chicago has its toughness and word-famous pizza (but New Yorkers would beg to differ), and Seattle has its ultra-modern lifestyle. To celebrate all things urban living, we have compiled a list of our favorite high-end condos with amazing views:
#1 Upper East Side, New York City
Located atop the prestigious Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue, you can enjoy all the luxury shopping boutiques lining the street and then head on up to your 14-room penthouse to catch incredible views of Central Park, the Solow Building and The Plaza. This is the definition of a trophy residence.
#2 Central Park, New York City
Located on the other side of Central Park, you will find a condo that is second to none with award-winning architectural design. The residence was given the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Stanford White Award in 2015 for “achievement in residential architecture in a townhouse or an apartment.” This condo’s biggest highlight has to be its panoramic views of Central Park and Manhattan’s iconic skyline.
#3 The Loop, Chicago
The Loop neighborhood is the heart of Chicago’s bustling business district, but it doesn’t mean you can’t kick back in the sky. This stunning penthouse at “The Legacy” has some unprecedented 180-degree views of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and the John Hancock Center. It also has its own elevator that goes to a private hall so you aren’t bothered by those pesky neighbors.
#4 Gold Coast, Chicago
When the Ritz-Carlton puts its name on a building you know it has to be swanky. Located on the “Magnificent Mile” along Michigan Avenue, the Ritz-Carlton Residences has you up close and personal with big city living with some of the world’s largest companies at your door stop such as AON, Boeing and Prudential Financial. Of course you would probably have to be an executive at one of these companies to afford this view.
#5 Pike Place Market, Seattle
The world-famous Pike Place Market, home to the first Starbucks and fishmongers vehemently throwing their wide variety of fish to sell. On a less stinky note, how about that shot of the Space Needle? A skyline any Grey’s Anatomy fan would instantly recognize and definitely make you the envy of your fellow TV junkies.
#6 Queen Anne, Seattle
The neighborhood named after the hill for which it stands on, provides the best views of the skyline in the city as well as the surrounding Puget Sound. The spacious patio makes for the perfect spot for a relaxing Sunday afternoon, as long as the weather is agreeable, but in the Pacific Northwest it rarely is. Might we suggest an awning?