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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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Four penthouses have been unveiled at Muraba Residences on the eastern crescent of the Palm Jumeirah.
He is one of the few agents in town specialising in the penthouse market, has access to all quality-driven penthouses in town, both from the secondary market and also from the most prestigious developers.
20 East End Avenue is an extraordinary building and these penthouses are two of the most unique homes on the market," commented Pamela Liebman, president and CEO of Corcoran.
The penthouses are distinctive for their richness of character, and we are delighted to be opening these guest accommodations to the world's most discerning travellers.
But as every aficionado of Sarasota real estate knows, there are penthouses and then there are penthouses.
The Orion penthouse sold in November to an anonymous young Birmingham businessman said to have paid pounds 1 million.
But as well as dominating the traditional two-up, two-down, both literally and as a status symbol, penthouses also seem to be rising high above the property market's recent slowdown.
Each of the duplex penthouses represent a first in Hartlepool's growing property market with the four exclusive penthouses offering the unrivalled luxury of a high specification property overlooking the marina.
But potential buyers should beware - pitfalls peculiar to buying penthouses or high- rise flats.
Sales of these upscale condo penthouse residences are a sign of the increasing wealth in Miami and an understanding of what our city offers," said Veronica Cervera, CEO of Cervera Real Estate.
Dubai: The costliest penthouse in Dubai has just been sold - a 14,000 square feet full-floor unit at the upcoming Bvlgari Resorts and Residences has gone for Dh60 million.