The most expensive penthouse in the world

Today I bring you something to really dream about, the Tour Odéon’s Penthouse suite. All R4.2 Billion of it. Yes over R4 billion for a penthouse, but it has a slide so it has to be worth it. Here is the description of the tower:

Rising majestically above the azure waters of the Mediterranean and the captivating Principality of Monaco, Tour Odéon takes luxurious living to dazzling new heights.

The collective vision of developer Groupe Marzocco, architect Alexandre Giraldi and interior designer Alberto Pinto, the double tower of 70 exceptional serviced apartments, duplexes and a penthouse is due for completion in 2014 and will set a new gold standard in residential lifestyle – not just for Monaco but for the world.

Tour Odéon offers a unique opportunity to live in the ultimate home.

The Odeon Tower (French: Tour Odéon) is a double-skyscraper currently being built in the Principality of Monaco. It is the first high-rise in the small City-State since the 1980s (high constructions had been abandoned due to architectural concerns, sea polders had been preferred). At 170 meters high, Tour Odeon will be the second highest building on Europe’s Mediterranean coast, after Gran Hotel Bali (186m) in Benidorm, Spain.

Had Tour Odeon been built in neighbouring France, it would be among that country’s 10 highest buildings. It will be the 199th tallest building in the world – by floor count – upon its finish date.

This project is an important renewal of economic development for the second-smallest country in the world. Its construction was launched in the middle of the economic crisis, in 2009.

A magnet for the world’s most discerning buyers, its renowned casino, yacht-filled marinas and host of annual events, from the Formula One Grand Prix to the Monte-Carlo Arts Festival, The Rolex Tennis Masters to the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival, make Monaco one of the world’s most compelling and glamorous locations. With the financial and security benefits that come with living in the exceptionally well managed Principality, it is little wonder that it is also among the world’s most desirable places to live.

Tour Odéon places its residents within a few minutes of Monaco’s landmark destinations, including Place du Casino, the world-famous Hôtel de Paris and Hôtel Hermitage. You can choose from no less than five Michelin starred restaurants including Alain Ducasse’s three-Michelin star Le Louis XV, or Joël Robuchon two-Michelin star, while shopping at the ‘Carré d’Or’ boutiques and along the Avenue Princess Grace and other famous Monaco boulevards, will guarantee you the latest in fashion and all the
famous names in luxury.

How about a virtual walk through?

If you would like to make an offer or see a few more pictures of the penthouse, here is the page:

Is it really worth all that money though? And who has that kind of money, and finally why aren’t they sharing it with me?