Penthouse: what is it?
Many townspeople often and willingly use the word"Penthouse", and what it is - imagine a little. Most vaguely imagine something very expensive, large and somewhere high. The word is synonymous with wealth, its embodiment and personification, but little associated with a real architectural structure.
About what a penthouse is, and what are its required attributes, read below.
Penthouse: what is it from the American point of view?
It was from the States and went to walk around the world thisterm. Initially, it meant luxury apartments located on the roof of a residential building, with a separate, exclusively owner-controlled, access to the elevator and access to the roof, which is a veranda for the penthouse. Of all the housing provided within the city (and especially in its center), this kind of a detached house is the most expensive and prestigious.
Required and desirable features of the penthouse
- Exit to the terrace - it is represented by a roof or it is added additionally. No terrace - you live in the attic.
- Panorama. The view from your super-expensive housing should open spectacular. Why penthouse and should be located on a high-rise house - otherwise instead of a panorama you have windows of a neighboring house, and again you are in the attic.
- Glazing. The most correct - solid. That is, all exterior walls should be transparent for admiring the panorama. Partial glazing is permissible, but then already performed in an extra class.
It remains to understand why a penthouse is bought,what is it in the eyes of its master. No higher environmental quality, no panorama does not justify such a high price of such housing. But the fact of the matter is that for those who acquire it, the penthouse is not real estate, it is proof of the status of its owner. Something like the watch "Rolleks": time can be learned by Chinese (and even on a mobile phone look), and "Rolleks" - it's prestige.
And how to use roofs, see How to build a roof.