See inside the 15 most expensive penthouses for sale in America

  • Penthouses evoke luxury, particularly thanks to the stunning panoramic views their high-in-the-sky location affords.
  • With the help of Trulia, we compiled the 15 most expensive penthouses for sale in the US with amazing views.
  • Most of the penthouses overlook the beach or a city, with New York City penthouses being among the most expensive.

What more fitting place for the top 1% to live than, quite literally, at the top?

Perched in the sky, penthouses offer everything from exclusive amenities and lavish architecture to rooftop gardens and pools, with views as stunning as their interiors.

We teamed up with Trulia to compile a list of the top 15 most expensive penthouses with the most amazing views for sale in the US as of May 23.

It may come as no surprise that these palaces in the sky boast either beach or city views. Even less surprising, still, is the fact that New York City dominated this list — there must be something about panoramic views of the concrete jungle that rich people can't get enough of.

From a $35 million coastal pad in Honolulu, Hawaii, to an $82 million contemporary penthouse overlooking New York's Central Park, here are the priciest penthouses in the country, ranked from least to most expensive.

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15. $35 million

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Size: 10,515 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $3,329

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 6 beds/7 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

14. $35 million

Location: Sunny Isles, Florida

Size: 10,750 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $3,256

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 6 beds/baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

13. $36 million

Location: Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Size: 10,755 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $3,347

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 6 beds/8 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

12. $39 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 5,577 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $6,993

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 4 beds/5 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

11. $39.5 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 6,050 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $6,529

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 5 beds/6 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

10. $40.5 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 6,734 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $6,014

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 4 beds/5 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

9. $45 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 5,955 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $7,557

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 5 beds/10 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

8. $46.5 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 6,329 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $7,347

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 4 beds/6 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

7. $48 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 7,028 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $6,830

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 5 beds/10 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

6. $49 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 9,704 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $5,049

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 4 beds/7 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

5. $50 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 6,050 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $8,264

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 4 beds/4 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

4. $53.3 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 11,892 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $4,482

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 8 beds/9 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

3. $59 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 14,539 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $4,058

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 7 beds/10 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

2. $73.8 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 10,079 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $7,322

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 5 beds/7 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

1. $82 million

Location: New York, New York

Size: 8,255 sq. ft.

Cost per square foot: $9,933

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 6 beds/8 baths 

Photo credit: Trulia

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