Penthouses—by definition—are luxurious.
Perched on the highest floors, these apartments inevitably offer the best views in a building and often feature exclusive amenities, too, such as private elevators, rooftop gardens, or sky-high pools. Add a few lavish elements into the mix, like glass curtain walls, barrel-vaulted ceilings, velvet upholstery, and custom-designed furniture, and you have a true palace in the sky. Here, you’ll find some of our favorite penthouses featured over the years in the pages of Architectural Digest. Whether you’re drawn to the stunning views of New York City, the envy-inducing artworks, or the iconic furnishings, these 33 spectacular apartments are sure to inspire the opulent side of any (hopeful) high-rise resident