Rather than using the top floor for an individual penthouse unit, some luxury condo developers are allowing all their residents to use the top floor. The Wall Street Journal's Aili McConnon reports on this trend.
The costs for residents using the pools, private dining, or theaters on these floors is added to their annual fees. One such residence with this shared top floor is The Seychelle Santa Monica where residents are:
...able to swim in the rooftop pool and enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean a block away. Additional poolside amenities include a Jacuzzi, furnished cabanas and open-air barbecues, as well as a chef’s kitchen and fireplace. The developers used Clodagh Design to make the rooftop gathering space “tranquil like a spa,” said Gino Canori of the Related Companies.
Click over to The Wall Street Journal to learn more about these share spaces being created on top floors: