Billionaire Bachelor Pads

Jim Dobson, a contributor for Forbes Magazine, has been a world explorer for over 30 years and covered more than 80 countries.  He is “highly experienced in exotic travel and extreme luxury adventures,” and has been fortunate enough to tour and stay in some of the most expensive residences in the world. Here is his selection of the top billionaire’s bachelor pads currently on the market (Billionaire Bachelor Pads: America’s 10 Most Expensive Penthouses For Sale).

  1. NEW YORK – 834 Fifth Avenue – $96 million. This is the largest property on Fifth Avenue. Located on the 7th and 8th floors, this corner duplex has 12,000 square feet and 20 rooms; fabulous views of Central Park; designed by famed architect, Rosario Candela, this spectacular residence has several fireplaces, a library lined with 17th century leather walls, private quarters atop a regal staircase, marbled and mirrored bath and dressing room. This building has just 24 apartments in its 14 floors.
  2. SAN FRANCISCO – 181Fremont Residences Penthouse – $42 million. This luxury penthouse is the tallest residence in the West! At 6,941 square feet, this unit overs the top floor of the Fremont Building, which is 800 feet tall and 70 stories; this stunning residence has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens, floor to ceiling windows, wet bar, wine tower, exclusive lobby entrance; spectacular views of Golden Gate Bridge and Transamerica Building.
  3. MIAMI – 321 Ocean Drive – $39.5 million. This oceanfront penthouse, on the 9th and 10th floor, has 13,220 square feet and located in famed South Beach; four bedrooms, five full and two half baths; private rooftop terrace; 36’ infinity pool, private BBQ, lounge areas and bar.
  4. OAHU – 1118 Ala Moana Boulevard, Majestic Waiea – $35 million; “ridiculously large” penthouse spread out across 8,532 square feet; six bedroom, six and one half baths; stunning 2,000 squarefoot rooftop lanai; private oceanview infinity pool; private elevator, of course.
  1. ASPEN – 219 East Durant Avenue – $29.95 million. Four bedroom penthouse with private elevator, 3,400 square foot wrap around deck overlooking Aspen Mountain and Red Mountain; property includes two hot tubs; outdoor kitchen and access to all adjacent Dancing Bear amenities and services.
  2. LOS ANGELES – 1 West Century Drive – $26.5 million; full floor penthouse with wealthy neighbors including Candy Spelling (wife of late “Dynasty” and “Charlie’s Angels” creator, Aaron); 9,318 square feet with enormous wraparound terraces; stunning, sexy master suite; two fireplaces; formal dining room can seat 25; huge eat-in kitchen opens to den.
  3. DALLAS – 1918 North Olive Street – $16.5 million; Museum Tower 8,449 square foot penthouse; 907 square foot terrace; atop Dallas’ highest residence; overlooks Arts District.
  4. SEATTLE – 2821 2nd Avenue – $13.8 million; Bay Vista penthouse has more than 5,700 square feet of space spread along two floors; sexy residence includes rare hardwoods, artisan metals and natural stone.
  5. CHICAGO – 9 West Walton Street – $12.95 million; Extravagant 7,100 square foot full floor dwelling has 2,750 square feet of outdoor living; available for full customization; stunning views of Lake Michigan and city skyline.
  6. LAS VEGAS – 9101 Alta Drive – $11 million; 16,000 square foot penthouse at One Queensridge Place; Detailed mosaics and inlaid marble floors; professional grade appliances; views of the city, mountains, and golf course.
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