New Hampshire rooftop rental: $12,500 per month

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When the High Five restaurant, located atop one of Manchester, N.H.’s tallest buildings, closed in 1997, a determined former CEO converted the space into a 12,000-square-foot private residence.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom glassy aerie took plenty of time and effort to get into this extremely customized state, including the use of a crane, on three separate occasions, to hoist building materials, bamboo trees, and furnishings to the 17th floor. The custom bar, constructed of poplar sheathed in bronze leaf, weighs more than a ton and was also craned into position.