With open houses canceled for the foreseeable future, looky-loo hobbyists may be searching for another way to get their real estate fix. Allow us to introduce penthouse perusing — a roundup of exorbitantly-priced Los Angeles rentals with breathtaking views and extensive square footage. Priced from $15,000 per month, these newly-built residences come with access to luxury amenities and in-home services, ranging from sky lounges and wine tasting rooms to weekly tidy-ups and complimentary dog walking.
1. Unit 3302 at Circa LA
Developer: Jamison Properties
Neighborhood: South Park
Leases for: $23,550 per month
The largest and most extravagant penthouse on our list is Unit 3302 at Circa LA, comprising three bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a den across 3,842 square feet. There are two private balconies for taking in views of DTLA and beyond, a chef-caliber kitchen equipped with Miele appliances, and a stone surround fireplace that anchors the living room. Penthouse residents at Circa have a dedicated concierge and receive exclusive perks including flower delivery, complimentary valet service, a monthly onsite car wash and Uber vouchers.
2. PH-8 at ARQ
Developer: Carmel Partners
Neighborhood: Culver City
Leases for: $17,520 per month
Culver City’s newest luxury high-rise is ARC, a 31-story tower that offers unobstructed views, streamlined interiors and the latest smart home technology. PH-8 is characterized by 11-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, oak-inspired laminate flooring, wood-finish cabinetry, premium Thermador appliances including a wine fridge, and custom organizing systems by California Closets. This 1,612-square-foot floorplan boasts two bedrooms, each with its own walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom, an island kitchen with seating for four, and a separate laundry room featuring a linen closet and powder room. Among ARQ’s resort-style amenities are a Jr. Olympic-sized pool, a fitness center with a yoga and spin studio, and a sky lounge complete with a bar and DJ area. Plus, penthouse residents enjoy complimentary deep cleans and dry cleaning.
3. Capri at Sea View Villas
Developer: G.H. Palmer Associates Real Estate Development
Neighborhood: Pacific Palisades
Leases from: $14,995 – $30,000 per month
If your idea of an LA penthouse involves ocean vistas and seamless indoor/outdoor living, this 3,111-square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence should tick all the boxes. Located in sought-after Pacific Palisades, Sea View Villas’ Capri model offers an ensuite bathroom in each bedroom and a peninsula-style kitchen that’s primed for entertaining. In addition to onsite amenities such as a health club, lap pool, chef’s demonstration kitchen and designer lounge, residents will benefit from daily continental breakfast, a monthly Uber allowance, and a house car with a dedicated driver.