Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

I know, writing about how I could live in an $8 million dollar penthouse equipped with an at-my-beckon-call concierge seems like a throwaway. Like I'm cheating at my own imagination exercise. But please, bear with me on this one. First of all, let's remember there is no shortage of multi-million-dollar residences in San Francisco, and that just this week I passed over a 10,000-square-foot St. Francis Wood villa ($5 mil) and a 5-bedroom sprawler in Pacific Heights ($6.3 million). No thanks. Not interested.

I don't care if they are giving it away, I don't want to deal with that much space, not to mention inheriting an old home—that comes with a full-time-job's-worth of responsibility (I already have a full-time job, thank you very much). Also, I'm not quite ready to be marooned out by Lake Merritt or on the top of an excruciating hill with no place to pick-up decent saag paneer on the fly.

Click here for more gorgeous views from this Ritz-Carlton penthouse!