Penthouse vs. Duplex: The Key Differences

November 17, 2021 by Nazli Kassem

Ever wondered what the fundamental differences between duplexes and penthouses really are?

At Sakneen, we are committed to helping you get all the information you need to make better home-buying decisions. We believe that the best real estate investment decision is the one that suits you and your individuals needs. In this blog post, we walk you through the difference between a duplex and a penthouse.

As shown in the above visual, a duplex is a home made up of a ground floor and a first floor, usually accompanied by a garden. The total built up area of this home is equally split on the two floors.

On the other hand, a penthouse is a higher floor usually accompanied by a roof which is smaller than the floor below it - this is why penthouses are generally smaller than duplexes.

Penthouses on Sakneen

Make this cosy 120-sqm, financing-eligible 2-Bedroom Penthouse In Vye Sodic, Sheikh Zayed City your own now and pay for it over up to 10 years with Sakneen.

If you're not looking to buy, check out this 330-sqm 3-Bedroom Penthouse In Shagaret Al Dor St, Zamalek up for rent. This Nile River meets Northern Zamalek rooftop view captures the true essence of Zamalek, and will have you feeling like you're on top of the world!

You may be looking to rent in East Cairo, in which case, check out this 302-sqm 4-Bedroom Penthouse In Eastown, New Cairo for a monthly rent of EGP 35,000 - move here with your family now.

Duplexes on Sakneen

This spacious 470-sqm 5-Bedroom Duplex In Al Shouyfat, New Cairo is located in one of the most prestigious areas in New Cairo, characterized by wide, calm streets - be close to some of the best universities and schools in town with this one.

Enjoy next summer with the whole family in this semi-finished 300-sqm 4-Bedroom Duplex In Seashell, Al Alamein with a private garden and rooms for your help, brought to you by New Giza - buy it now and start finishing it in time!

Pay a downpayment now and instalments over up to two years for this fully-finished, ready-to-move 305-sqm 3-Bedroom Duplex In New Giza, 6th October City with a vast 125-sqm garden and rooms for your help.

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