The whole concept of ‘penthouse living’ is luxurious. Languishing in designer lavishness high above the busy streets of the city while enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views in a home that is the epitome of indulgence. Penthouse apartments are not just places to live – they are a lifestyle in themselves.

For many, penthouses represent the dream of owning the best of the best – a property that stands out from the rest and sets one apart through its prestige and the sense of arrival that comes with being able to live in a penthouse.

According to Denise Dogon, CEO of Dogon Group Properties, some of the penthouse living benefits include unobstructed views, plenty of light, higher ceilings, private lifts that open directly into the apartment, high levels of security, and private outdoor spaces such as rooftop terraces and possibly swimming pools and/or jacuzzis. “Added to this is privacy as penthouses are quieter than other apartments because they are further from the street noise below and never come with upstairs neighbours.”

“In many new developments, penthouses have been carefully designed, with meticulous attention to detail and fitted with only the best state-of-the-art appliances and conveniences – as befits a home that is literally the ‘cherry on top’. For their money, buyers are guaranteed a designer space that is palatial and polished – a trophy home that is the residential pinnacle of perfection.”

However, the allure of owning penthouse real estate goes further than just the views and opulence. “Penthouses naturally sell for far higher prices that other apartments within the same building, or even in the surrounding area,” advises Dogon. “The ‘penthouse premium’, driven by the small volumes of these properties available, is worth every cent because buyers get an apartment that stands out from the crowd and which is rare in its uniqueness – this automatically adds to its value and impacts resale value.”

According to Dogon, penthouses frequently top the ‘must-have’ lists of affluent downsizers looking for a convenient lock-up-and-leave home. “We are seeing more crossover buyers who are looking for a house but find that penthouses offer the space that they need, with minimal maintenance and better security. International buyers are also drawn to penthouse apartments in Cape Town – with all the features that come with a luxury building.”

Tempted to put your head in the clouds? Here are a few examples of penthouses currently on the market in Cape Town through Dogon Properties.

R6.995 million will buy you a stunning 129 square metre sun-drenched two-bedroomed penthouse in the brand new The Docklands development in vibey De Waterkant, with an entertainment patio, rooftop pool, terrace with barbecue area and wraparound views of the mountains, stadium and harbour. For R7.8 million one can purchase a newly completed two bedroomed beach-front penthouse in Three Anchor Bay at Chartleigh House, which features timber floors, Gaggenau appliances, Italian cabinetry, Yamaha integrated sound, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.

Starting at R7.65 million, the ultra-sleek, modern penthouses at The Rubik in the heart of Cape Towns CBD have seen high demand from small family’s and young professionals who enjoy the bustling city life. The Rubik is currently under construction and is set to be one of Cape Town’s hottest new landmarks.

A three bedroomed penthouse in Sea Point, with its own private 114 square metre rooftop terrace and jacuzzi enjoying mountain and sea views, is currently on the market for R13.5 million, whilst R24.5 million will secure you a massive 350 square metre modern penthouse in Blouberg with phenomenal views over the Atlantic ocean and up the coastline.

The Cecile & Boyd designed Dovenby Penthouse in the sought after V&A Marina is on the market for R42.5 million and offers total exclusivity, with superior views from the wrap-around terrace leading into a magnificent three-bedroomed apartment. Triple volume ceilings bring in 360 degree light and wide views of Table Mountain and the Marina.

“Those with the means to invest in a penthouse property cannot go wrong. Whether purchasing as one’s primary home or to include in an investment portfolio, buyers will not only enjoy the lavish lifestyle that comes with living in a penthouse but will also reap the benefits of higher market values and lower volatility,” concludes Dogon.

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