The 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in 2015

Here are the 10 most expensive home sales of 2015, totaling an astounding $445 million all together.

10. 119 Tuscaloosa Ave, Athernon, CA
Price: $35,300,000
Size: 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 20,375 square feet, 1.88-acre lot.
This brand new home in San Francisco’s most expensive ZIP code was listed for 36.8 million in September and sold shortly after.

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9. 127 E 70th Street, New York, NY
Price: $37,000,000
Size: 9,408 square feet, 5-levels
Built in 1920, the former Mellon mansion was purchased by investor Jim Clark.

8.784 Meadow Lane, Southhampton, NY
Price: $37,000,000
Size: 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6,280 square feet, 4.08 acres. “The 4.08 acres property belonged to the estate of William R. Salomon who helped modernize and broaden Salomon Brothers.”

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7.10410 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles, California
Price: $38,000,000
Size: 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 15,727 square feet, 1.68 acre lot
Located in the most exclusive section of Bel Air, the residence includes two motor courts with room for 40 cars.

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6.2500 Gordon Drive, Naples, FL
Price: $45,600,000
Size: 9,400 square feet, 3-levels
Initially listed for $80 million, this extravagant home sold in March of 2015

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5.616 Nimes Road, Los Angeles, CA
Price: $46,250,000
Size: 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 23,988 square feet, 1.63 acres
Also known as the Lionsgate Estate for the two lions on the front gate.

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4. 440 Golden Gate Ave, Belvedere, CA
Price: $47,500,000
Size: 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 9,235 sqaure feet, 0.94 acres
Built in 1895, Locksley Hall is on the National Registry of Historic Places. With sweeping views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco, its no wonder the sale of this historic mansion broke the record in Marin County.

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3. 1210 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Price: $47,851,500
Size: 8 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 19,299 square feet, 2.69 acres
Less than a mile from Sunset Boulevard, this extravagant mansion was purchased by casino mogul Steve Wynn.

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2. 25 Columbus Circle, Penthouse 7, New York, NY
Price: $50,917,500
Size: 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 8,882 square feet
This luxury 14-room unit is in the illustrious Time Warner Building.

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1. 3315 Collins Ave #B, Miami, FL
Price: $60,000,000
Size: 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 12.516 square feet
Sitting atop the famed Faena House, this 18th floor penthouse set a sales record in Miami. It includes a private rooftop pool.

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Custom Bridgehampton Estate With Pond-Infinity-Edge Pool

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Top 10 Luxury Listings

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Gland, Switzerland

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This ravishing waterfront property stands on over 32 lush acres on the shores of Lake Geneva,. The grand home is surrounded by broad meadows, fields and woodland ensuring complete seclusion and a peaceful environment. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Lake Geneva and Alps from every angle. A jetty and breakwater provide moorings for several boats.

The property, built in 1923, consists of a superb mansion, adjoining house for use as offices and guest accommodation, gatehouse and wonderful pavilion by the lake. The main buildings were entirely renovated in 2006 and 2010 using the highest quality materials available. The elegant interior design of the more than 14,000 square feet of interior living space is impeccable.

Some amenities include several reception rooms with marble floors; ornate fireplaces; beautiful wood panelling; a gourmet kitchen; nine suites (some with dressing room); lavish bath and powder rooms; and a spectacular vaulted wine cellar and tasting room in the basement. The exterior features include a jetty, a tennis court, a swimming pool, several greenhouses, two stables, a paddock and a children’s playground.

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9.
350 North Carolwood Drive

Los Angeles, California

$125,000,000 USD

This palatial residence, known as the Fleur De Lys Estate is ornately decorated with walls of Italian marble, French limestone floors, gold-leaf crown moldings, a majestic ballroom and a fifty-seat screening room.

This extravagant mansion was dubbed the second most expensive available U.S. property in the year 2007 and is currently owned by renowned philanthropist, Suzanne Saperstein.

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8.
Cap d’Ail
Monaco, France

Price upon request

In 1892, Sir Edward Malet, British Ambassador in Berlin, bought a plot of 5.8 hectares to build a villa in a very protected environment, at the edge of Monaco, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The project was assigned to Danish architect Hans-Georg Tersling, famous for having built the Metropole Hôtel in Monaco (1888) as well as the Grand Hotel and several prestigious villas in Cap Martin (1891 – 1895). The Château de l’Ermitage or Château Mallet, as it was known, was completed in 1896. In 1961, the architect from Nice, Second Buzzo, redesigned and extended the original property while Russel Page, the famous English garden designer, was given task of redeveloping the garden. Nowadays, the Italian ballroom with its spectacular living area of approximately 200 sq.m., a ceiling height of 15 meters, the tribune of the musicians and its balustrade, remains discreetly impressive. The fresco of the central ceiling was inspired by the Imperial room at the Wurzburg Residence in Germany, work of the artist Tievolo.

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7.
1011 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, California

$135,000,000 USD

Maison Du Soleil is one of LA’s most spectacular estates elegantly situated on three picturesque acres in Holmby Hills – the crown jewel of LA’s “Platinum Triangle”. Designed by renowned architect Paul Williams in the 1930s, the iconic 60-room residence adeptly merges classic architecture with contemporary design and modern lifestyle. The 30,000-square-foot estate includes 17 bedrooms, 22 baths and every amenity imaginable, from a luxurious Moroccan bath house to a 6,000-square-foot movie theatre.The modern, open floor plan seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living, with every room bringing in the outdoors and capturing commanding views of the resplendent grounds – which feature five distinctly enchanting gardens. With all of its scale and grandeur, however, there is a warm, welcoming intimacy to every corner of the home, making it a noble retreat for family life and a remarkable setting for large-scale entertaining.

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6.
10000 Holloway Road
Dallas, Texas

$100,000,000 UD

The original Crespi Estate was built in 1938 and fully renovated from 2000 to 2003 by John Sebastian and architect Peter Marino. The estate includes a palatial main house, a recreational center, a business guest house and more. Spanning over twenty-five acres, the exquisite grounds are perfect for events.

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5.
Grenanda
Isle de Ronde, Caribbean

Price upon request

 

One of the largest private islands for sale in the Grenadines with undulating landscape, small hills and valleys, bays and even a swim through cave! The island offers a variety of ridge top and beachfront locations for villa development or the development of a boutique hotel. Isolated and untouched by development, fishing or run-off, this island archipelago’s marine life is prolific and stunning. Superb visibility exceeds 100 feet, and turtles, large pelagic and green moray eels are a common sight in this naturally beautiful environment. Dramatic underwater topography includes breathtaking drop-offs over ‘bottomless’ vertical walls, coral-encrusted canyons and an underground cavern decorated with stalactites and quartz crystals. While anchorage on Isle de Ronde is known to be slightly rough, snorkeling is highly recommended. Often deserted, brave visitors who do anchor here can enjoy crystal clear waters, a beautiful sandy beach and a vibrant bird population including white and brown diving pelicans.

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4.
10 West Street, Penthouse
New York, New York

$118,500,000

 

Introducing The Penthouse Collection at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park City.

These three penthouse apartments comprise the entire top two floors of The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton. This enormous offering totals 15,434 square feet of luxurious living space and are available for purchase. Though incomparable on their own, the combination of these three homes would produce a penthouse unparalleled by any other in the world with the potential for 12 or more bedrooms, 15 or more bathrooms, 20 foot ceilings, and at least three kitchens, complimented with multiple living and entertaining areas throughout the home; striking the perfect balance for entertaining and privacy. The combination would create one of the largest single family residences in Manhattan. With sprawling 360 degree views, the penthouses are located in a prime area between the iconic Statue of Liberty and the new World Trade Center.

This potential magnificent duplex penthouse sits independently on the 39th and 40th floors, wrapped in nearly 400 feet of windows. With close to 2,200 square feet of private outdoor space spread over four separate terraces – such grandeur and opulence are a rarity not only in Manhattan, but in any Cosmopolitan city.

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3.
1187 North Hillcrest Road
Beverly Hills, California

$135,000,000 USD

 

This estate is one of the most exquisite of its kind in the United States. Sitting on over 2 acres in the elite Trousdale Estates, this palace is the former home of philanthropist and comedian Danny Thomas.Surrounded by sweeping panoramic views, the 7 bedroom 10 bathroom villa embraces the 18,000 square feet of luxurious living space with grandiosity and style. Built with the finest materials, this stately mansion exhibits opulence in its dining and living rooms. Designer details include gold leaf crown moldings, hand woven carpets and European details. The landscaped grounds feature a sunny swimming pool, dining and viewing pavilions. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most exquisite estates in Beverly Hills.

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2.
9505 Lania Lane

Beverly Hills, California

$195,000,000 USD

The prestigious residence, with its perfectly-conceived architecture, represents both majesty and family. Outstanding amenities include: privacy and security up a mile driveway, guard house, private drivers quarters, guest house, state-of-the-art theatre, discotheque, bowling alley, wine cellar, wine producing vineyard, pool, spa, formal gardens, tennis court and city to ocean views. With all the lush beauty of the Mediterranean, and all the cosmopolitan grandeur of a Beverly Hills address, Palazzo di Amore is indisputably without rival.

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1.
Point Piper
New South Wales, Australia

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This property has been hailed as Australia’s finest luxury property. The Elaine Estate is one of the most significant offerings ever available in Australia. Located around 5 kilometers from the city and resting on 1.7 acres with waterfront on Seven Shillings beach, this estate is the only one of its kind to ever be on the market. Built in 1863 in the grand Victorian mansion style, Elaine’s ballroom, numerous balconies with stunning Sydney Harbor views, and rolling gardens have hosted an innumerable number of important guests spanning four generations. It has been owned by one of Australia’s greatest media families for over a century.

Spanning six separate titles, the estate offers the flexibility of a magnificent family compound to potential luxury apartment development. Elaine is Sydney’s pride and joy  and the estate’s deeply ingrained history are irreplaceable. This is an unparalleled opportunity to own a piece of Australia’s history.

Likely to be the last great old harbor front estate that  will ever be offered into private hands, this is truly the most significant residence ever to be sold in Australia.

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Villa Bellissima

Vila Bellissima
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

$9,995,000 USD

 One of the finest private residences is now for sale for the first time. This stunning hillside villa is located in the elite Pedregal community of Cabo San Lucas. It is the perfect blend of the best of modern architecture, the warmth of Baja, luxurious amenities and boundless views of the Pacific.

Exceptional style and grace are clearly evident in every aspect of this sophisticated 5-level, 8 bedroom 11.5 bathroom home (Approx. 24,000 square footage). The sleek contemporary architecture has been designed to maximize the impressive hillside location. Balconies and terraces invite guests to revel in the vistas. Inside, a spacious atmosphere of comfortable elegance awaits. Expanses of glass on each level flood interiors with that peculiarly brilliant Baja light. Guests will enjoy the privacy of the 8 roomy suites, each with its own balcony/terrace and inspiring ocean views. You’ll also find a home theater with 112″ screen and reclining seating for 12, a gourmet kitchen, an ocean-view gym and even an elevator to zip you from floor to floor. Outside, the dramatic swimming pools look out over sweeping views of the Pacific.

With a gourmet kitchen and indoor dining for 16 in the magnificent dining area overlooking the scenic main terrace, Villa Bellissima is ideal for entertaining. In fact, this exquisite property is a perfect choice for special events and can easily accommodate 200 guests for a dream location wedding, anniversary party or cocktail soiree.

SoHo Penthouse With Roofdeck Overlooking New York City

This grand condominium duplex penthouse floats above SoHo with breathtaking 360 degree views from every level. Intelligently designed and sumptuously landscaped, the 5,900 interior square feet and 1,400 square feet of private terraces make this four-bedroom penthouse, with study and library, the premier residence at 350 West Broadway – an ultra-discreet building with only seven residences. Continue reading