Following a strong 2014, the New York City residential real estate market continued to heat up in Q1 2015. Scroll down to see the countdown of the top 10 most expensive home sales recorded in the first quarter of 2015:
10. 300 Central Park West #4D
Sale price: $12,750,000
Sold by movie star Bruce Willis, the majestic three bedroom co-op unit at 300 Central Park West #4D changed hands in March for $12.75M. The property was purchased by the famous actor two years earlier for $9M. Some of the deluxe features include a decorative fireplace, a massive terrazzo-floored kitchen, and a living room that faces Central Park.
9. 1021 Park Avenue #4/5A
Sale price: $14,500,000
This 9,676-square-foot luxury condo located in one of the most distinctive buildings on the Upper East Side sold in early March for $14.5M.
8. 59 East 82nd Street
Sale price: $14,990,000
Also located on the Upper East Side, this 8,165-square-foot townhouse boasts a limestone and white brick façade, featuring a Venetian plaster vestibule along with a marble entry hall.
7. 271 Central Park West #3E/4E
Sale price: $16,995,000
Die Hard star Bruce Willis loves the Upper West Side. After selling the co-op at 300 Central Park West #4D (position 10 in our list), the famous actor closed on this luxurious co-op unit located only a few blocks away. The seller was Wesley Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.
6. 763 Greenwich Street
Sale price: $17,750,000
Kiefer Sutherland bought this pristine townhome for $8.25M in 2008 and sold it for $17.5M in 2012, after a Steven Gambrel makeover. The new owner, David Matlin, sold the home this March for $17.75M.
5. 60 Warren Street #6
Sale price: $24,500,000
After being on the market for 9 years, this impressive 10,000-square-foot “mansion in the sky” in Tribeca finally found a buyer. The previous owner, business tycoon Ed Bazinet, has been trying to sell the remarkable 5-story property since 2006, and had to lower the initial asking price of $28,5M by $4M to unload the property.
4. 157 West 57th Street #65A & 3. 157 West 57th Street #67A
Sales prices: $29,329,100 & $30,042,375
Two condo units located in the ultra-luxurious One57 have secured the #4 and #3 spots on our list. They sold for $29.3M and $30M, respectively. With lush interiors by Danish designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and an innovative architecture bearing the signature of the world-renowned Christian de Portzamparc, the building is considered Manhattan’s new crown jewel.
2. 781 Fifth Avenue #1801
Sale price: $67,500,000
This luxury co-op spreads over the entire 18th floor of the exquisite Sherry-Netherland Hotel. This home was previously owned by co-founder of Liberty Travel, Gil Haroche, who initially listed the property in 2012 for a staggering $90M.
1. 834 Fifth Avenue #1112A
Sale price: $77,500.000
The most expensive residential transaction closed in Q1 is also New York’s priciest co-op unit ever sold! Billionaire Leonard Blavatnik paid a record-breaking $77.5M to Woody Johnson – owner of the New York Jets and heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune – for this ultra-luxurious home.
New York City’s Top 10 Home Sales Recorded in Q1 2015
|No.||Property location||Borough||Sale price||Recorded date||Property type|
|1||834 Fifth Avenue #1112A||Manhattan||$77,500,000||03/16/15||Single residential co-op unit|
|2||781 Fifth Avenue #1801||Manhattan||$67,500,000||03/26/15||Single residential co-op unit|
|3||157 West 57th Street #67A||Manhattan||$30,042,375||03/27/15||Single residential condo unit|
|4||157 West 57th Street #65A||Manhattan||$29,329,100||03/04/15||Single residential condo unit|
|5||60 Warren Street #6||Manhattan||$24,500,000||03/18/15||Single residential condo unit|
|6||763 Greenwich Street||Manhattan||$17,750,000||03/18/15||Dwelling only - 1 family|
|7||271 Central Park West||Manhattan||$16,995,000||03/03/15||Single residential co-op unit|
|8||59 East 82nd Street||Manhattan||$14,990,000||03/24/15||1- 2 Fam With Attch Gar &/Or Vacant Land|
|9||1021 Park Avenue #4/5A||Manhattan||$14,500,000||03/19/15||Single residential co-op unit|
|10||300 Central Park West||Manhattan||$12,750,000||03/24/15||Single residential co-op unit|