Penthouses conjure up images of international jetsetters, film stars, roof parties and the good life. Usually associated as a reserve for only the wealthy, penthouses for sale in Malta come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges and are often bought by ordinary members of the public.
The original term referred to a structure set back from the outer walls of the rest of the structure and originally hosted only the mechanics of the elevators, but since the early part of the 1900’s architects realised the potential of this location and started making the most of it by turning it into a sought-after, exclusive and luxurious space.
Penthouses are always found on the top floor of any building, or the top two floors in the case of a duplex penthouse. The uppermost floor is traditionally set back both in the front and back, providing space for outdoor living and entertainment. Due to the elevation, penthouses usually provide panoramic views of its surroundings and are favoured by business people, singles, young professionals and the international set.
Penthouses are usually found in the heart of busy urban centres, but they provide a location that is far above the crowds, one that is quiet and sheltered. Due to its rooftop setting, penthouses in the modern era often feature large glass walls, an abundance of expensive finishes such as marble, granite, stainless steel, cantilevered balconies and can include the best of appliances as a bonus.
Many penthouses come with pools, Jacuzzis and some even have gardens or green spaces and may have exclusive access to parts of or even the entire roof. Penthouses can have anything from three to six bedrooms.
Penthouses command premium rentals and are in demand by those who want a place to stay in the middle of it all, but away from it all. The air of exclusivity provided by some apartment blocks with penthouses is further enhanced by private elevator access or a concierge service.
If it is exclusivity, views and glamour you are after, a penthouse is definitely for you.