Many of us crave a grand old New Orleans home filled with history, gorgeous architectural details and ghosts, maybe. But sometimes it's interesting to look at a more non-New Orleans-specific indicator of real estate glory: the penthouse apartment. Lucky for you, there are several on the market right now. Some have interiors that are more interesting than others, but all of them have one thing: a really sweet view.
↑ 900 S. Peters St., Penthouse 2
The basics: 1,889 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking price: $1,195,000
The highlight of this unit on the top of the Paragon in the Warehouse District is the 2,000 square-foot wrap-around deck. Inside, there is shiny stained concrete flooring, a sleek kitchen with marble countertops, and several floor-to-ceiling windows.
↑ 2721 St. Charles Ave., Apt. 3A
The basics: 3,886 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking price: $1,429,000
While we're not huge fans of the pseudo-Victorian vibe of this two-story Garden District penthouse, there are some features we like: the ample space for books, the big screened porch overlooking the Avenue, that bath nook, and the gigantic walk-in closet.
↑ 920 Poeyfarre St., Penthouse 12
The basics: 2,686 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Asking price: $1,345,000
This penthouse is in the already awesome Cotton Mill, which has a well-landscaped interior courtyard and pool. The unit has a total creepy millionaire look, with an all-black bathroom with a gold sink. But you can't beat the 1800 square-foot private terrace.
↑ 610 John Churchill Chase St., Penthouse 1
The basics: 2,289 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking price: $1,190,000
This penthouse in the Lengsfield Lofts building in the Warehouse District boasts a huge wraparound terrace. The window-filled space has many entrances to the terrace so you take in views of downtown New Orleans whenever the mood strikes.
↑ 300 Lake Marina Drive, Penthouse 18G
The basics: 2,906 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Asking price: $1,200,000
Let's take it to the lake! This two-story West End penthouse has views of Lake Pontchartrain and its marina and yacht clubs. The unit boasts high ceilings, a loft-like look with a room overlooking downstairs, cherry wood kitchen cabinets, a master bedroom with a view of the lake and mosaic glass tile showers. The building includes a pool and large deck.
↑ 600 Port of New Orleans Place, Apt. 15B
The basics: 3,635 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking price: $3,850,000
While some penthouses could be accused of looking like bland hotel suites, this unit right on the river has a homey feel but with all the amenities of penthouse living: valet parking, an on-site gym, and sweet, sweet views. Seriously — what this place lacks in balcony space, it makes up for with several rooms including floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. Other features include marble floors and a big kitchen.