On the Left Coast, at the tippy-top of a star-studded white-glove building in West Hollywood, a 2,400-square-foot one bedroom/two bathroom penthouse apartment listed at $2.5 million was meticulously and lavishly decorated in the style of a sophisticated Parisian apartment.
The entry features hand-painted murals, while the main salon and formal dining room boast glittery city views. An adjoining media room provides cozier moments, while the black-and-white checkered marble floors adds a dollop of Hollywood glam to the well-equipped kitchen.
The master (and only) bedroom, wrapped in artisan-crafted maple paneling, has a large, paneled office area attached. The uber-deluxe private bathroom also works the '30s Hollywood vibe with narrow-striped wallpaper and classic black marble countertops.
In addition to the balcony and two-car private parking, the complex offers 24-hour security, valet parking, a sun deck and rooftop swimming pool -- all with views to the Pacific Ocean.For information, call Timothy Enright (310-652-6600) at The Enright Company in Los Angeles. Chicago
At the posh (but not complete) Ritz-Carlton Residences on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, a 31st-floor one bedroom/two-and-a-half bath apartment is being offered for $2.2 million. The 1,900-square-foot condo has a living room of more than 400 square feet, a formal dining room, a small study (or office) and an eat-in kitchen with all the culinary bells and whistles to be expected from a multimillion-dollar apartment. The spacious master bedroom has a bathroom with a spa tub and glass enclosed shower that, for obvious reasons, wouldn't look out of place in a four-star hotel. The building also offers world-class hotel services as well a residents-only private club with a screening room, wine cellar, fitness and spa facilities. The unit has parking for one car; valet parking runs another hundred grand. For information, call Jane Shawkey (312-368-5329) or Rachel Bailey (312-264-5331) at Prudential/Rubloff Properties in Chicago.