The Most Expensive Apartment in the World?

Living Room

¥1,800,000,000 for an apartment? Well, if you’ve got it, flaunt it… Is this the most expensive one bedroom apartment in the world? We’re not sure. But when you see a listing for US$22 million, for one apartment, with one bedroom, of course it’s in Tokyo.

All is not quite what it seems – when looking for a place to stay in Tokyo many will see the agents’ code words as an easy way to get an idea of what you are going to get – LDK in differing numericals, so, 4LDK is four rooms with Living, Dining and Kitchen – but this one defies categorisation. There is only one bedroom, and one bathroom (with ‘two half baths’), but you needn’t fear the squeeze. There’s a courtyard, an open-plan living area which gives way to a Japanese style guest living area, and plenty of corridor space with high ceilings. And that’s not all.

Need a wine cellar? You got it. Need a theatre screen? Check. Fire Place? No problem. Even the bathroom has a 60 inch TV.

Apartment’s dining area

This expensive 10th floor flat, near Hiroo station, is called Minami-Azabu Masterpiece, and looking at the pictures, you can see why. Hiroshi Senju, the Japanese artist who splits his time between Tokyo and New York has designed and painted the living room, original artwork included.

Sotheby’s is handling the auction – you can have a look at more pictures at their site. Check out space for 200 shoes, the Parisian terrace, or just imagine how good it would feel to lounge in the bath staring out at the terrace from your ultra-stylish new home.

Pictured to the right is the apartment’s dining area, which would look at home in any high-class Japanese restaurant.