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Homes of the Super-Rich: NYC’s Top 10 Most Expensive Home Sales in Q1 2015

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.

 property at 1021 Park Avenue 4 5A

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.

property at 271 central park 3E/4E NYC

 

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.

property at 763 greenwich street, NYC

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 locationBoroughSale priceRecorded dateProperty type
1834 Fifth Avenue #1112AManhattan$77,500,00003/16/15Single residential co-op unit
2781 Fifth Avenue #1801Manhattan$67,500,00003/26/15Single residential co-op unit
3157 West 57th Street #67AManhattan$30,042,37503/27/15Single residential condo unit
4157 West 57th Street #65AManhattan$29,329,10003/04/15Single residential condo unit
560 Warren Street #6Manhattan$24,500,00003/18/15Single residential condo unit
6763 Greenwich StreetManhattan$17,750,00003/18/15Dwelling only - 1 family
7271 Central Park WestManhattan$16,995,00003/03/15Single residential co-op unit
859 East 82nd StreetManhattan$14,990,00003/24/151- 2 Fam With Attch Gar &/Or Vacant Land
91021 Park Avenue #4/5AManhattan$14,500,00003/19/15Single residential co-op unit
10300 Central Park WestManhattan$12,750,00003/24/15Single residential co-op unit

 

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