Fit for an oligarch: Europe’s highest apartment wants $35M
It’s a deluxe apartment in the sky, but you’ll need to move on up to Eastern Europe to own it.
A sprawling three-level, 23,476-square-foot penthouse in Moscow has hit the market for $35 million — and it isn’t just the full floor-to-ceiling windows and wall-to-wall glass ceiling that make it stand out.
Located on floors 95 to 97 of a 97-story skyscraper, it’s also the highest-perched home in Europe — a continent whose Old World cities largely consist of lower-slung buildings.
Housed inside the taller portion of Moscow’s Federation Tower complex, which also has a 63-story building, this unit comes with 10 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms. The building’s 1,227-foot height is nothing to sniff at, but it isn’t the tallest building in Europe — or even Russia.
In St. Petersburg, the 1,500-plus-foot Lakhta Center takes the title of the continent’s tallest edifice. Although not yet open, it’s the northernmost skyscraper in the world. It will serve as the headquarters of natural gas company Gazprom, and will also include a performance hall, a planetarium and a medical center. It does not appear to have any residential component.
Back in Moscow, a buyer can snag this entire massive space or claim just a portion of it, according to the listing. If the former, the images show plenty of space for any possibility — including a grand three-level sweeping staircase, multiple living areas and a large wine room. The rooms look out to wide views of the city, including a nearby look at the Moskva River, for which Moscow — or Moskva in Russian — gets its name.
Yanina Serova of Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty has this listing.