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1. a flat or maisonette built onto the top floor or roof of a block of flats
2. a construction on the roof of a building, esp one used to house machinery
3. a shed built against a building, esp one that has a sloping roof
4. Real Tennis the roofed corridor that runs along three sides of the court


A structure on a flat-roofed building, occupying usually less than half the roof area.


(building construction)
An enclosed space built on a flat roof to cover a stairway, elevator, or other equipment.
A dwelling built on top of the main roof.
A sloping shed or roof attached to a wall or building.

penthouse, pendice, pentice

1. A structure occupying usually less than half the roof area of a flat-roofed building, and used: (a) to house equipment for elevator, ventilation or air conditioning, or other mechanical or electrical systems serving the building, or (b) to house one or more apartments, access to which is gained by a stair or stairs, or a separate elevator but usually not by the building’s main elevators.
2. An appentice.
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Gale International has released two $10 million-plus penthouses at 21W20 in the Flatiron District.
The Penthouse licensing program has seen tremendous growth in Europe over the last few years and we felt it was the perfect time to offer our European fans a local, one-stop shop to buy branded merchandise," says Amanda Byrd, Global Director of Licensing for Penthouse.
A true penthouse is on the top floor of a building and uniquely different from units on lower floors--larger, with more interesting architecture, higher ceilings, custom finishes, impressive views and outdoor spaces," explains Maureen Horn, agent with Michael Saunders & Company.
For just pounds 20 they can take a boat ride around the docks and then enjoy a trip into the tower and see how penthouse life might feel.
It's more unusual to see couples with children buying a penthouse.
Penthouse plans to use the proceeds to build out multiple broadcast networks to compete directly with the Playboy Network, the Playboy-owned Spice network, in addition to New Frontier's TEN (The Erotic Network).
And the benefit of their proliferation means more of us mere mortals have a chance of living the dream of being a penthouse pet at places like .
KingsOak reports sales of three luxury penthouses in Birmingham's tallest residential building, the pounds 76 million Centenary Plaza off Holliday Street.
Price tags don't need to be sky-high and the report shows that penthouse flats are increasingly seen as design classics, in demand with style enthusiasts.
Kohl's office said he and his wife obtained a court order in January telling Penthouse to stop publication of the cartoon, but the magazine had already hit the newsstands.
The Epic Tower, penthouse residence on the 54th and 55th floors, which sold for $4 million, features an over-sized whirlpool and a magnificent terrace with sweeping views of the city and bay plus staff quarters with a separate service entrance.
The two remaining penthouses are being offered at $12.