They say it's lonely at the top, but it may be less so when one resides in one of these swank penthouses, each ideal for impressing large amounts of guests. Realtor.com's list of the 10 most impressive penthouses of the 2014 market includes some pads that belonged to professional athletes.
A variety of sizes and prices are included here, beginning with whopping $45,000 per month rental. Click ahead to see these exclusive living spaces with views from the top.
—By Colleen Kane, Special to CNBC
Posted 2 Jan. 2015