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A luxury apartment on the top floor of a high-rise building. Penthouses often take up multiple floors and are as large as or larger than some houses. Penthouses are very expensive and are marketed to the wealthy.


Originally, a home built on the roof of a high-rise building, giving the occupant complete privacy. By definition, each building could have only one penthouse. Today, the word is used for any number of apartments or condos on the topmost floors of a building, usually finished out in a very luxurious manner.

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The penthouses were designed by interior architect David Mann of MR Architecture + Decor.
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A three bedroom, three bathroom penthouse there costs pounds 400,000 - putting it on a par with the UK average penthouse price of pounds 438,818 - with the two-bedroom penthouses costing pounds 385,000 and pounds 289,995.
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These are seen as 'must have' penthouses, ' said sales manager Steve Russell.
Russell Scott says: "You can pay up to 40 per cent more for the penthouse than the flats underneath it, but the penthouse apartment is usually a lot larger than neighbouring flats, and you often find that the price per square foot is actually much better value.
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The Venus Fair is a great venue for Penthouse to interact with our European fans and further establish our footprint in the territory.