Cover This Bangkok penthouse by Design Intervention makes the most of its amazing views of the city skyline

Think iconic skylines and a bird’s-eye view—these luxury homes all around Asia boast beautiful views of the cities they’re in

An unblocked vista that overlooks the city skyline and streetscape—one of the appealing factors of the city life is the uninterrupted views from the high vantage points that penthouses and luxury homes located on higher floors offer. While tasteful interiors set the scene for luxury living, a home enveloped by a panoramic perspective in an idyllic setting is priceless. 

Not convinced? Take a peek into some of the most stunning city homes in Asia with vertiginous views of each city’s skyline.

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1. A bungalow with breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This elevated bungalow in Bangsar, Malaysia, offers a breathtaking perspective of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Malaysian architect firm Design Collective Architects (DCA) designed the modernist home with a wraparound façade that starts along the north overlooking Genting Highlands, then east and south overlooking the city, before concluding at the south-west looking back towards Bangsar Hills.

Keeping the view in mind for the design of the home, DCA designed the living areas to align along the wraparound facade. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open up to a large verandah and an outdoor living space, allowing the homeowners to relax and lounge with the panoramic skyline as a picturesque backdrop.

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2. A penthouse with a rooftop garden in Hong Kong

Perched on the highest level of a residential development, Adapa Architects transformed this 2,500 sqft penthouse in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district into a cosy sanctuary that boasts enviable views. The expansive rooftop garden, where one can admire the apartment’s panoramic view of the city’s skyline, is the highlight of the home.

The rooftop space is divided into three areas: an al-fresco dining area for entertaining guests, a lounge area, as well as a mini vegetable garden that was converted from a private pool. These areas allow the homeowners to entertain guests or lounge and relax whilst soaking in the sweeping views of the city.

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3. A sleek bachelor pad in Bangkok, Thailand

Located atop the St Regis hotel in Bangkok, this penthouse ticks all the boxes of a dream abode with its sprawling size, prime location, and stellar views of the city skyline. Design Intervention transformed the bachelor pad to accommodate the client’s lifestyle, and arranged the floor plan of the apartment to place the focus squarely on the most stunning feature—the view. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows are installed throughout the apartment, allowing natural daylight to stream in whilst framing the picturesque panorama. The apartment’s colour palette features mostly earthy tones, paired with a subtle use of blue in order to “draw in the colour of the sky to give the feeling that the penthouse is floating among the clouds”, according to the firm’s design principal, Nikki Hunt.

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4. An urban sanctuary with a monochromatic colour scheme in Manila, Philippines

Clean lines and streamlined elements offer a sense of elegance in this minimalist apartment. The holiday home of a Hong Kong-based family, the apartment is located within the luxurious hotel-branded residence Horizon Homes by Shangri-La at the Fort in Metro Manila, Philippines.

The living room was intentionally designed with only one large television that’s cleverly embedded in the living room wall and concealed by one of the Edo screens, only to be revealed when necessary. The homeowner preferred the focus to be placed on the striking city skyline, visible through the large windows framed by steel and glass. Sleek furnishings and an understated colour palette create a relaxing ambience in the home, where the view shines through. 

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5. A stylish apartment that overlooks Marina Bay in Singapore

When design firm Evocateurs crafted the interiors of this two-bedroom apartment within Singapore’s Concourse Skyline condominium, the team knew that the highlight had to be the apartment’s stunning unblocked views of the dazzling Marina Bay harbour. Large windows in the open-plan living and dining areas offer its occupants with a light, airy interior and an unparalleled view of the iconic skyline, while the neutral colour palette allowed the incredible vista to shine.

“The main inspiration for this project was the views and how to maximise them from all angles,” says Jennifer Murray, the design principal of Evocateurs. “The couple are early risers and enjoy quiet moments together. I pictured the homeowners waking up in the morning to a beautiful ocean sunrise, then enjoying coffee in their kitchen, which overlooks Marina Bay.”

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6. A Singapore penthouse with views of Orchard Road

Located on the highest level of a residential development in the heart of the city, this five-bedroom penthouse designed by Singapore-based firm Antone by D features expansive views of Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping belt. The floor-to-ceiling windows found in nearly every room within the apartment allow for a scenic 360-degree view of the cityscape.

The apartment is dressed in a mixture of marble, wood and metal accents with understated hues and rich textures. “Instinctively, I knew that anything that I wanted to introduce to the space should not compete with the view for attention,” explains Divya Anthony, the firm’s founder. “The materials and apartment’s layout were all carefully introduced with the intention of complementing [the view].”

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7. A Singapore penthouse with a spacious terrace designed for entertaining

Standing tall in the District 10 enclave in Singapore, the Nouvel 18 condominium is a sight to behold with its glistening glass facade and ample sky terraces. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel, the building boasts several penthouses, each with commanding views of downtown Singapore. 

This four-bedroom penthouse show unit by Singapore design firm SuMisura is no different; the striking view can be admired from almost every room, thanks to the lengthy stretch of bay windows that frame the picturesque panorama. With a bar counter, a twelve-seater outdoor dining set and a pool table, the roof terrace is designed for entertaining. Guests can soak in the views of the skyline throughout the various cosy spaces found around the terrace.

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