Even by the sky-high standards of Monaco, a penthouse at the top of Tour Odeon is set to fetch a vertiginous price, according to developers.
Tour Odeon, which is under construction and when finished will be the principality’s first skyscraper since the Eighties, will be topped with a five-floor penthouse that would cost a potential owner around 300-million euros ($440-million), making it the most expensive in the world.
The penthouse will have several swimming pools, including a large infinity pool with a slide leading from a dance floor in the rooms above. The 35,000 square-foot apartment will also come with a private chauffeur, a caterer, three staff bedrooms, a 24-hour concierge service and access to a health centre.
Tour Odeon will be Monaco’s first skyscraper since Prince Rainier banned tall buildings on the shoreline to avoid overshadowing the city. Instead he encouraged the development of wider, lower buildings built on an extension into the sea. His decision was reversed in 2009 by his son and successor, Prince Albert, and plans for the 170 metres Tour Odeon were drawn up.
One in three of Monaco’s 38,000 residents is a millionaire, according to a study.